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The ALHPC's duties and authority shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) Approve or deny an application for a certificate of appropriateness regarding any change, demolition, construction, preservation, restoration, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of any structure or property within its jurisdiction. Such approval shall be required in addition to all other permits applicable to the property.
(b) Make recommendations to the Public Service Committee and Planning Commission regarding amendments to this chapter and with respect to other legislation affecting historic districts or landmarks.
(c) Establish the procedures for evaluating applications for certificates of appropriateness. Such information shall be written and published and made available to the public within three months after the members have been appointed and may be revised from time to time.
(d) Conduct or cause to be conducted a continuing survey of cultural resources in the community, according to the guidelines established by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.
(e) Act in an advisory role to other officials and departments of local government regarding the protection of local cultural resources.
(f) Act as a liaison on behalf of the local government to individuals and organizations concerned with historic preservation.
(g) Conduct or encourage members to attend educational sessions at least once a year or an in-depth consultation with the Ohio Historic Preservation Office pertaining to the work and functions of the ALHPC or on specific historic preservation issues.
(h) Educate property owners/applicants on the benefits and possible limitations of their property being declared historic.
(i) Maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties.
(j) Review applications for designation as a historic landmark or historic district according to the procedures and criteria in this chapter.
(Ord. 36-2010. Passed 3-22-10.)