City Seeks Volunteer Member for Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission meets once per month in the evening. If you are interested in being considered as a volunteer for the Historic Preservation Commission, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Barry W. Conaway, Mayor, City of Burlington, City Hall, 525 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016.
Class C members shall be citizens of the City who shall hold no other municipal office, position, or employment except for membership on the Land Use Board, and who shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation. Alternate members shall meet the qualifications of Class C members. Alternate members may participate in discussions of the proceedings but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member.
Establishment of the Historic Preservation Commission:
The Commission will work with and advise the Land Use Board on the effect of development applications in historic zoning districts or on historic sites designated on the Zoning or Official Map or identified in any component of the Master Plan. The Commission shall also provide a written report to the Construction Code Official on each application for issuance of a permit pertaining to an historic site or property in any historic district on the application of Article VII of this chapter concerning historic preservation to any of those aspects of the change proposed, which aspects were not determined by approval of an application for development by the Land Use Board pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law.
These historic preservation regulations are intended to effect and accomplish the protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of especially noteworthy examples or elements of the City's environment in order:
A. To safeguard the heritage of the City by preserving resources which reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic and architectural history;
B. To encourage the continued use of historic sites and to facilitate their appropriate use;
C. To maintain and develop an appropriate and harmonious setting for the historic and architecturally significant buildings, structures, site objects or districts within the City;
D. To stabilize and improve property values within the district and foster civic pride;
E. To promote appreciation of historic sites for the education, pleasure and welfare of the population;
F. To encourage beautification and private reinvestment;
G. To prevent the demolition of historic resources;
H. To recognize the importance of individual historic sites located outside of a district by urging property owners and tenants to maintain their properties in keeping with the requirements and standards of this chapter;
I. To encourage the proper maintenance and preservation of historic settings and landscapes;
J. To encourage appropriate alterations of historic sites;
K. To enhance the visual and aesthetic character, diversity, continuity and interest in the City;
L. To promote the conservation of historic sites and districts and to invite and encourage voluntary compliance.