(A)   Prior to the issuance or denial of a certificate of appropriateness, the applicant and other property owners likely to be materially affected by the application shall be given an opportunity to be heard. All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public in accordance with the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, G.S. Ch. 143, Art. 33C.
   (B)   The Commission shall have no jurisdiction over interior arrangement, except as provided below, and shall take no action under this ordinance except to prevent the construction, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, moving or demolition of buildings, structures, appurtenant features, outdoor advertising signs or other significant features which would be incongruous with the special character of the historic district or landmark.
   (C)   The jurisdiction of the Commission over interior spaces shall be limited to specific interior features of architectural, artistic, or historical significance in publicly owned landmarks; and of privately owned landmarks for which consent for interior review has been given by the owners. Said consent of an owner for interior review shall bind future owners and/or successors in title, provided such consent has been filed in the Register of Deeds Office and indexed according to the name of the owner of the property in the grantor and grantee indexes. The landmark designation shall specify the interior features to be reviewed and the specific nature of the Commission’s jurisdiction over the interior.
   (D)   All of the provisions of this chapter shall apply to construction, alteration, moving and demolition by the State of North Carolina, its political subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities, provided however they shall not apply to interiors of buildings or structures owned by the State of North Carolina.
(Ord. passed 3-8-94)