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A. Meetings: The Historic Preservation Commission shall meet at least monthly, but meetings may be held at any time on the written request of any two (2) of the commission members or on the call of the Chairman or the Mayor.
B. Minimum: A quorum shall consist of a minimum of four (4) members. Emergency or special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Chairman.
C. Powers, Duties And Responsibilities: Subject to State law and the procedures prescribed herein, the City of Tombstone Historic Preservation Commission shall have and may exercise the following powers, duties, and responsibilities:
1. Promulgate rules and regulations as necessary for the conduct of its business.
2. Adopt criteria for the identification of significant historic, architectural and cultural landmarks and for the delineation of historic preservation districts.
3. Authorize a licensed surveyor to conduct surveys of significant historic, architectural and cultural landmarks and historic preservation districts within the City.
4. Recommend to the City Council that properties be designated landmarks or historic preservation districts, subject to the procedures and requirements of this chapter as well as title 10, chapter 19 of this Code.
5. Recommend to the City Council structures that appear to require protection and preservation as well as the historic and cultural significance of structures within the Tombstone Historic Preservation District and historical and cultural landmarks in accordance with title 10, chapter 19 of this Code.
6. Recommend to the City Council to accept on behalf of the City government of the donation of facade easements and development rights; recommend to the City Council concerning the acquisition of facade easement or other interests in real property as necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
7. Recommend to the City Council means to increase public awareness of the value of historic, cultural and architectural preservation by developing and participating in public education programs.
8. Make recommendations to the City Council concerning the utilization of State, Federal or private funds to promote the preservation of landmarks and historic preservation districts within the City.
9. Recommend acquisition of landmark structures by the City where their preservation is essential to the purposes of this chapter and where private preservation is not feasible, and where either imminent demolition is pending, or required maintenance of said structures according to City.
10. Approve or disapprove of applications for certificates of appropriateness pursuant to Federal, State and local laws.
11. Approve or disapprove of applications for permits pursuant to title 10, chapter 19 of this Code.
12. Recommend to the City Council means to advise and assist owners of landmarks or historic structures on physical and financial aspects of preservation, renovation, rehabilitation, and reuse.
13. Recommend to the City Council ways to protect and enhance Tombstone's attractiveness to visitors, tourists, and residents and serve as an important support and stimulus to business and industry.
14. Recommend to the City Council ways to stabilize and/or improve property values, and protect existing preservation of investment involving the restoration and historic resources.
15. Identify and report to the historic preservation inspector structures that appear to require maintenance, preservation or a potential code violation within the Historic District. All questions related to Historic Preservation Code from the general public, i.e., signage, paint colors, construction issues, etc., must be directed to the historic preservation inspector.
16. Recommend to the City Council ways to strengthen the economy of Tombstone in a manner that embraces its historical significance.
17. Recommend to the City Council ways to promote the use of historic landmarks for the education and welfare of the residents of Tombstone. (Ord. 2018-01, 9-11-2018)