The Landmarks Commission serves as the official steward of the City's historic resources focusing on their recognition and preservation for the benefit of future generations. The Landmarks Commission is responsible for designating landmarks and landmarks districts. The Commission also has the responsibility of reviewing proposals for demolition, construction or alteration of any landmark or property in a landmarks district. The Commission holds public hearings and issues certificates of appropriateness for proposals which meet the criteria for acceptable work. The Commission is involved in numerous special projects and cooperative efforts with other community organizations. The ongoing work of the Landmarks Commission is detailed in their annual report.
Membership & Meetings
Chair: Paul Schumann
Vice Chair: David Neville
Clerk of Commissions: Donna Rote
Day: 2nd Monday of every month
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Plan
The purpose of this Historic Preservation Plan is to encourage a sense of history and culture in the community while identifying programs and policies that will contribute to the preservation of historical resources. Elements of this plan include an inventory of the community's historical assets, a description of ongoing preservation efforts, and a statement of goals and action steps which should be taken to protect the City's historic resources.
Historic Recognition Program
The Historic Recognition Program was established by the Landmarks Commission to recognize buildings of historic value to the community. To be considered, the building must meet criteria for age, historic integrity and/or historical significance. Property owners may apply to the Commission to request that their qualifying buildings be awarded a Historic Recognition plaque. Click the link below for program instruction and application.