COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACTIVITIES
Legislative findings--Purpose of chapter.
Definition of terms.
County and municipal historic preservation commissions--Purpose.
Members of preservation commission--Terms of office--Residence.
Employment of personnel.
Annual special purpose tax levy--Approval by voters required.
Revenue bonds authorized.
Appropriations for operating expenses and acquisition and management of historic
Survey of local historic properties--Standards and criteria.
Entry on private lands for survey--Consent required to enter building.
Participation in local planning processes.
Cooperation with governmental agencies.
Contractual powers of preservation commission.
Acquisition of historic properties.
Title to property acquired--Supervision and control.
Maintenance and operation of historic properties.
Acquisition of historical easements.
Lease or disposition of historic properties--Rights reserved.
Educational and interpretive programs.
Recommendations and information to governing body.
Ordinances designating historic properties--Criteria--Procedure.
Investigation and report before designation of historic property.
Hearing on designation of historic property--Notice.
Ordinance enforcing waiting period--Posting of sign.
Notification to owners of historic property designated--Filing of ordinance.
Notice to director of equalization of designation of historic property--Consideration
Transfer by owners of development rights in historic properties.
Notice by owner before demolition or alteration of historic property--Waiting period--Negotiations by commission.
Negotiations during waiting period for acquisition of historic property.
Waiver of waiting period when preservation of character of property ensured.
Reduction of waiting period for extreme hardship.
Ordinary maintenance and repairs not prohibited--Changes required for public safety.
Establishment of district study committee authorized.
Composition of district study committee--Residence of members.
Investigations by district study committee--Criteria.
Report of findings by district study committee.
Hearing on establishment of historic district--Notice to property owners.
Final recommendations by study committee--Draft ordinance.
Establishment of historic district by ordinance--Commission required.
Amendment of historic district ordinance--Studies and reports.
Composition of district commission--Residence of members--Terms of office--Chair
and vice chair.
Promulgation of regulations--Personnel--Gifts.
Certificate of appropriateness required for exterior alterations in historic district.
Exterior features defined.
Interior arrangement not subject to control--Restriction on commission activities.
Certificate of appropriateness required for change in use within historic district--Prerequisite to zoning change.
Certificate issued in case of extreme hardship.
Notice and hearing before action on certificate of appropriateness.
Issuance of certificate when proposed change appropriate.
Denial of certificate--Reasons recorded--Notice to applicant.
Appeal to circuit court by applicant for certificate.
Maintenance and repairs not changing appearance permitted--Correction of unsafe
Ordinances to prevent deterioration by neglect--Misdemeanor.
Governing body's power to protect historic properties.
Exemption of historic properties from health and building codes.
Public regulation or acquisition of historic properties unimpaired.
Conservation easement creation, modification, transfer, and termination.
Actions affecting conservation easements.
Validity of conservation easements.
Application to conservation easements.
Ordinance requiring review of undertakings which will encroach upon, damage or
destroy historic property.
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