§ 2-405  POWERS AND DUTIES.
   (A)   The city’s Historic Commission shall have the authority and powers granted herein or as provided in the future by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, to include:
      (1)   Recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that specific geographic sites and/or structures be designated as historically significant and encourage the consideration of specific measures to ensure the preservation of historically significant sites;
      (2)   Prior to submitting such recommendations to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the city’s Historic Commission shall:
         (a)   Provide formal notification of its recommendations to the owners of record of the affected properties;
         (b)   Publicize such notice in an appropriate manner;
         (c)   Conduct such public hearings as would meet the requirements of local, state or federal law; and
         (d)   Receive formal notification of acceptance that specific geographic sites and/or structures be designated as historically significant from the owners of record of the affected properties.
      (3)   Regarding properties designated as historically significant by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the city’s Historic Commission shall, upon the request of the property owner, assist such owner by reviewing proposed preservation plans, changes in exterior designs or modifications to structures or geographical locations and offering suggestions to retain or enhance the historic importance of the site.
   (B)   The city’s Historic Commission shall not consider interior structure modifications.
(2011 Code, § 2-405)  (Ord. 07-01, passed 4- -2007)