§ 155.06  DEFINITIONS.
   The following definitions shall apply only within the boundary and to the provisions of this Historic Review Board.
   ALTERATION. Any action to change (visual or material), modify, reconstruct, remove or demolish any exterior features of an existing structure or site designated as within the Historic District. Ordinary maintenance to correct any deterioration, decay or damage to a structure or premises and to restore the structure as nearly as practicable is excluded from the definition of ALTERATION, provided such work does not involve a change in type of building materials.
   APPLICANT. Any person, persons, association, organization, partnership, unit of government, public body or corporation who applies for a certificate of appropriateness in order to undertake any change to property within the District.
   APPURTENANCE. Any structure or object subordinate to a principal structure or site located within the Historic District. Examples are bike racks, carriage houses, display signs, fences, garages, public artwork, statues, street furniture and vending machines.
   ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER. The architectural style, general design and general arrangement of the exterior of a building or other structure, including the type and texture of the light fixtures, signs and other appurtenant fixtures. In the case of an outdoor advertising sign, “exterior features” means the style, material, size and location of the sign.
   BOARD. The Historic Review Board of the City of Wellston.
   CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS. A certificate authorizing any change within the Historic District. This certificate is given to the applicant stating that the proposed construction, alteration, demolition or architectural feature is appropriate and consistent with the architectural characteristics and set forth in the Historic District guidelines.
   CHANGE. Any alteration, construction, removal or demolition involving any property in the Historic District. This includes signs.
   CHARACTERISTICS. Unique attributes or qualities of a property.
   CONSTRUCTION. The process of building erecting or placing a structure, appurtenance or object within the Historic District.
   DEMOLITION. The process of razing or removing all or a substantial portion of a building, structure or appurtenance in the Historic District. Note: relocation denotes moving a structure or a appurtenance intact to another location.
   DISTRICT or HISTORIC DISTRICT.  Those sites, properties or areas within the city as indicated by the map attached to Ord. 3438.
   ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. Construction, material alteration, demolition or removal of any property.
   FACADE. The face or front of a structure in any vertical surface adjacent to a public way.
   LANDSCAPING. Includes only such major landscaping work that is to be on open tracts of land, parking lots, streets, alleys and other open areas, but not including the planting or arrangement of flowers and plants incidental to the enhancement of single properties.
   LISTED PROPERTIES. Any property which has special character, historical, aesthetic or architectural valve and has been designated by the city or the United States government.
   MAINTENANCE. Any normal maintenance or repair which does not require a building permit and does not constitute alteration as defined in this section and whose purpose is to correct decay, deterioration or damage to an architectural feature and restore it to its condition prior to deterioration, decay or damage.
   OWNER. Owner or owners of record.
   PRESERVE or PRESERVATION. The process, including maintenance, of treating an existing building to arrest or slow future deterioration, stabilize the structure and provide structural safety without changing or adversely affecting the character or appearance of the structure.
   REHABILITATION. The act or process of returning a building, object site or structure to a state of utility through repair, remodel or alteration while preserving the features that are significant to its historical, architectural and cultural values.
   RELOCATION. Any change in the location of a structure or object from one setting to another.
   RESTORATION. The act or process of accurately recovering the form and details of a building, object, site or structure and its setting as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of later work or by the replacement of missing earlier work.
   SITE. Any significant historical, archaeological or architectural property without a principal structure, such as the location of a prehistoric or historic activity, or a significant event. A SITE may also include a property of significant landscape design.
   STRUCTURE. A building, object, monument, work of art or work of engineering permanently affixed to the land. Also, any combination of a material that is functional, aesthetic, cultural, historical or of scientific value that may be, by nature or design, movable yet related to a specific setting or environment. This also includes any combination of materials to form a construction that is safe and stable.
(2003 Code, § 155.06)  (Ord. 3438, passed 9-20-2001)