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Council, being mindful of the proud history of this community, hereby declares as a matter of public policy that the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and overall aesthetic improvement of our community are matters of public necessity involving the health, safety, prosperity and welfare of the people. The purpose of the Review Board is to:
(A) Maintain and enhance the distinctive character of the Historic District by safeguarding the architectural integrity of the various period structures within it, and to prevent intrusions and alterations within this district that would be incompatible with this established character;
(B) Maintain and enhance the distinctive character of certain properties in the city by safeguarding the architectural integrity of the various period structures upon those properties in the Historic District; and
(C) Provide for a means of design review for other aspects of community development within the city that will be of any assistance in achieving a more pleasing environment for the residents of and visitors to the city.
(2003 Code, § 155.03) (Ord. 3438, passed 9-20-2001)