The following definitions shall apply only to the provisions of this chapter:
   (a)   "Alter" means to make any alteration.
   (b)   "Alteration" means any material change in the external architectural features of any property which lies within the District or has been listed under the provisions of this chapter.
   (c)   "Applicant" means any owner, owners, person, person, association, partnership or corporation who applies for a Certificate of Appropriateness to undertake any change on property subject to this chapter.
   (d)   "Board" means the Wauseon Design Review Board established under the provisions of this chapter.
   (e)   "Certificate of Appropriateness" means a certificate issued by the Board indicating that a proposed change, alteration, construction or demolition of a historic building or structure within a historic site or district is in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (f)   "Change" means any alteration, demolition, removal or construction involving any building, structure or property subject to the provisions of this chapter. Change shall not include ordinary maintenance or repair of any property provided that such work involves no change in material, design, texture, color or outer appearance of such property.
   (g)   "Construction" means the act of constructing an addition to an existing building or structure or the erection of a new principal or accessory structure on a lot of property.
   (h)   "Contributing resources" includes any resource that contributes to the significance and character of the district through their historical associations and/or architectural values. Contributing resources date from the historic period of significance established for the district.
   (i)   "Demolition" means the razing or removal in whole or in part of any structure.
   (j)   "Design Guidelines" means guidelines used to maintain and enhance the distinctive character of historic properties and landmarks by safeguarding the architectural integrity of the various period structures and to prevent intrusions and alterations that would be incompatible with this established character.
   (k)   "Design Review District" or "District" means any area designated by ordinance of the City which contains definable geographic boundaries, buildings, structures or sites of historic, architectural or archaeological significance.
   (l)   "Landmark" means any building, structure, site, work of art, or object that has been designated as a "landmark" by ordinance of the City, pursuant to procedures prescribed herein, that is worthy of preservation, restoration or rehabilitation because of its historic, architectural or archaeological significance.
   (m)   "Landscaping" includes any such major landscaping work that is to be on open tracts of land, parking lots, streets, alleys and other large open areas, but not including the planting or arrangement of flowers and plants incidental to the enhancement of single properties.
   (n)   Non-contributing resources include resources that, due to date of construction, alterations, or other factors, do not contribute to the district's historic significance or character.
   (o)   "Owner" means the legal person (s) of record having ownership of a property.
   (p)   "Preservation" means the act or process of applying measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity and materials of an historic property.
   (q)   "Reconstruction" means the act or process of depicting, by means of new construction, the form, features, and detailing of a non-surviving site, landscape, building, structure or object for the purpose of replicating its appearance at a specific period of time and in its historic location.
   (r)   "Rehabilitation" means the act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alteration, and addition while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values.
   (s)   "Restoration" means the act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period. The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restoration project.
      (Ord. 2013-4.  Passed 8-19-13.)