(a)   Pursuant to SDCL ch. 1-19B, the board may exercise the following powers, duties and responsibilities to:
      (1)   Conduct a survey of local historic properties, complying with all applicable standards and criteria of the statewide survey undertaken by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the state department of tourism;
      (2)   Participate in the conduct of land use, urban renewal and other planning processes undertaken by the city;
      (3)   Acquire fee and lesser interests in historic properties, including adjacent or associated lands, by purchase, bequest or donation;
      (4)   Preserve, restore, maintain and operate historic properties under the ownership or control of the board;
      (5)   Lease, sell and otherwise transfer or dispose of historic properties subject to rights of public access and other covenants and in a manner that will preserve the properties within its jurisdiction;
      (6)   Promote and conduct an educational and interpretive program on historic properties within its jurisdiction;
      (7)   Recommend ordinances and otherwise provide information for the purposes of historic preservation to the city council;
      (8)   Establish an endowment fund for the purpose of providing low interest loans and grants to allow for the restoration and preservation of historic properties;
      (9)   Recommend to the board of appeals exemptions from the building code relating to exterior features of structures designated by the city council as having historical or architectural significance;
      (10)   Cooperate with the federal, state and local governments in the pursuance of the objectives of historic preservation; and
      (11)   Contract, with the approval of the city council, with the state or the federal government, or any agency of either, or with any other organization.
   (b)   All lands, buildings, structures, sites, areas or objects acquired by funds appropriated by the city shall be acquired in the name of the city unless otherwise provided by the city council. If acquired by funds other than those appropriated by the city, the lands, buildings or structures may be held in the name of the board, the city, or both.
(1992 Code, § 19.5-11) (Ord. 14-86, passed 2-10-1986; Ord. 45-87, passed 6-22-1987)