(A)   From and after the designation of a landmark or a historic district, no exterior portion of any building or other structure (including masonry walls, fences, light fixtures, steps and pavement, or other appurtenant features), nor any above-ground utility structures, nor any type of outdoor advertising sign shall be erected, altered, restored, moved or demolished on such landmark (or within such districts) until after an application for a certificate of appropriateness as to exterior features has been submitted to and approved by the Commission.  The a certificate is required to be issued by the Commission prior the issuance of a building permit or other permit granted for the purposes of constructing, altering, moving or demolishing structures, which certificate may be issued subject to reasonable conditions necessary to carry out the purposes of this ordinance.  A certificate of appropriateness shall be required whether or not a building or other permit is requested.
   (B)   For purposes of this ordinance, “exterior features” shall include the architectural style, general design, and general arrangement of the exterior of a building or other structure, including the kind and texture of the building material, the size and scale of the building, and the type and style of all windows, doors, light fixtures, signs and other appurtenant features.  In the case of outdoor advertising signs, “exterior features” shall be construed to mean the style, material, size and location of all such signs.  Such “exterior features” may, in the discretion of the Union County Board of Commissioners, the Monroe City Council, or the Marshville or Wingate Town Councils include historic signs, color and significant landscape, archaeological and natural features of the area.
   (C)   Except as provided in § 152.051 below, the Historic Preservation Commission shall have no jurisdiction over interior arrangements and shall take no action under this section except to prevent the construction, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, moving or demolition of buildings, structures, appurtenant features, outdoor advertising signs or other significant features in the district or the landmark which would be incongruous with the special character of the landmark or district.
(Ord. O-2002-46, passed 8-5-02)