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(a) Establishment. There is hereby established the Danville Architectural Heritage Board. The board shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the mayor and approved by the city commission. The members shall have demonstrated interest in historic preservation, and at least two (2) members shall have training or experience in a preservation-related profession: architecture, history, archaeology, architectural history, planning or related fields. When one (1) or two (2) professional members are not available, the mayor may appoint other persons interested in historic preservation to serve. When the board reviews an issue that is normally evaluated by a professional member and that field is not represented on the board, the board shall seek expert advice before rendering its decision. Members of the board shall serve without compensation, but they shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in accordance with the rules adopted by the board. Each member shall attend at least one (1) educational meeting on historic preservation per year. This meeting shall have been approved by the state historic preservation officer. Failure of a member to complete at least one (1) educational meeting on historic preservation in any calendar year shall result in the immediate removal of the member on January 1 of the immediately following year and create a vacancy.
(b) Terms of Office. The terms of office of the members shall be three (3) years, except the terms of two (2) members of the original board shall expire after two (2) years and the terms of two (2) members of the original board shall expire after one (1) year. Each member shall serve until the appointment and qualification of his successor. Vacancies on the board shall be filled within sixty (60) days. When a vacancy occurs during a term of office, it shall be filled within sixty (60) days, and the person selected shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term. In the event a member is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings, said member shall be immediately removed, thus creating a vacancy.
(c) Officers. The board shall each year elect members to serve as chairman, vice chairman, and secretary. The chairman shall preside at the meetings of the board and shall be the spokesman for the board. In his absence, the vice chairman shall perform these duties. The secretary shall prepare the minutes of the board's meetings which shall be available for public inspection.
(d) Conflict of interest. No member of the board shall vote on any matter that may affect the property, income or business interest of that member.
(Ord. No. 1479, 6-30-93; Ord. No. 1486, 12-14-93; Ord. No. 1838, § 2, 6-23-14; Ord. No. 1935, §1, 7-22-19)