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A. General Provisions: The provisions of title 2, chapter 2.07 of this code shall apply to the historic landmark commission except as otherwise set forth in this section.
B. Creation: The historic landmark commission was created pursuant to the enabling authority granted by the historic district act, section 11-18-1 et seq., of the Utah Code Annotated, 1953 (repealed), and continues under the authority of the land use development and management act, Utah code chapter 10-9a.
C. Jurisdiction And Authority: The historic landmark commission shall:
1. Review and approve or deny an application for a certificate of appropriateness pursuant to the provisions of chapter 21A.34 of this title;
2. Participate in public education programs to increase public awareness of the value of historic, architectural and cultural preservation;
3. Review and approve or deny applications for the demolition of structures in the H historic preservation overlay district pursuant to chapter 21A.34 of this title;
4. Recommend to the planning commission the boundaries for the establishment of an H historic preservation overlay district and landmark sites;
5. Make recommendations when requested by the planning commission, the hearing officer or the city council, as appropriate, on applications for zoning amendments and conditional uses involving H historic preservation overlay districts and landmark sites;
6. Review and approve or deny certain modifications to dimensional standards for properties located within an H Historic Preservation Overlay District. This authority is also granted to the planning director or designee for applications within the H Historic Preservation Overlay District that are eligible for administrative approval by the planning director or zoning administrator. The certain modifications to zoning district specific development standards are listed as follows and are in addition to any modification authorized elsewhere in this title:
a. Building wall height;
b. Accessory structure wall height;
c. Accessory structure square footage;
d. Fence height;
e. Overall building and accessory structure height;
f. Signs pursuant to section 21A.46.070 of this title; and
g. Any modification to bulk and lot regulations, except density, of the underlying zoning district where it is found that the proposal complies with the applicable standards identified in section 21A.34.020 and is compatible with the surrounding historic structures.
7. Make recommendations to the planning commission in connection with the preparation of the general plan of the city; and
8. Make recommendations to the City Council on policies and ordinances that may encourage preservation of buildings and related structures of historical and architectural significance.
D. Membership: The Historic Landmark Commission shall consist of not less than seven (7) nor more than eleven (11) voting members appointed in a manner providing balanced geographic, professional, neighborhood and community interests representation. Appointment to a position created by any vacancy shall not be included in the determination of any person's eligibility to serve two (2) consecutive full terms.
E. Qualifications Of Members: Each voting member shall be a resident of the City interested in preservation and knowledgeable about the heritage of the City. Members shall be selected so as to ideally provide representation from the following groups of experts and interested parties whenever a qualified candidate exists:
1. At least two (2) architects, and
2. Citizens at large possessing preservation related experience in archaeology, architecture, architectural history, construction, history, folk studies, law, public history, real estate, real estate appraisal, or urban planning.
F. Meetings: The Historic Landmark Commission shall meet at least once per month or as needed.
G. Commission Action: A simple majority of the voting members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be required for any action taken. The decision of the Historic Landmark Commission shall become effective upon the posting of the record of decision.
H. Public Hearings: The Historic Landmark Commission shall schedule and give public notice of all public hearings pursuant to the provisions of chapter 21A.10 of this title.
I. Removal Of A Member: Any member of the Historic Landmark Commission may be removed by the Mayor for violation of this title or any policies and procedures adopted by the Historic Landmark Commission following receipt by the Mayor of a written complaint filed against the member.
J. Policies And Procedures: The Historic Landmark Commission shall adopt policies and procedures for the conduct of its meetings, the processing of applications and for any other purposes considered necessary for its proper functioning. (Ord. 64-21, 2021: Ord. 56-14, 2014)