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(a) Following their appointment to the Review Board, members shall meet as soon as possible to organize and elect a chairperson and secretary and shall be reorganized annually. The Review Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure and provide for regular and special meetings to accomplish the purposes of this chapter. The Board may not adopt substantive rules or criteria without prior City Council approval.
(b) The Review Board shall review and act upon all applications for certificates of appropriateness, as required.
(c) The Review Board shall conduct or cause to be conducted, or assist in the conducting of, a continuing survey of all areas, places, buildings, structures, homes, works of art or other objects of environmental and aesthetic interest in the City which the Board, on the basis of information available or presented to it, has reason to believe are or will be eligible for designation in the Historic District.
(d) The Review Board shall work for the continuing education of the residents of the City with respect to the architectural and historic heritage of the City and the Historic District designated under the provisions of this chapter, and shall make every effort to improve the overall design and the environmental awareness of the people.
(e) The Review Board shall establish criteria, rules, and regulations not otherwise included in this chapter for evaluating applications for certificates of appropriateness submitted to it and the manner in which they shall be processed. These criteria shall include specific considerations to be given to building material, landscaping, signs, lighting, color, appurtenances, and architectural style for properties within the Historic District and properties adjacent to the Historic District.
(f) The Review Board may recommend to City Council legislation that would best serve to beautify, preserve, restore, and develop the City.
(g) The Review Board may employ on a part-time basis technical experts as needed to assist in the performance of its duties, within the appropriations made available.
(h) The Review Board may, within its capabilities, perform such other related tasks as may be required and requested by City Council.
(Ord. 192-97. Passed 9-4-97.)