Historic District Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 PM
  • 2nd Thursday ever other month
  • City Hall
    113 W. Mountain Street
    Room 326
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Description

The Historic District Commission was created on March 1, 1979 through Ordinance 2509 pursuant to the provisions of A.C.A. 14-172-206 to recommend the establishment of historic districts to the City Council. It was later amended by Ordinance 3836 on October 18, 1994.  On September 16, 2008, Ordinance 5177 passed enacting §33.228 through §33.337.
 
The basic function of the Commission is to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the preservation and the protection of buildings, sites, places, and districts of historic interest.

The powers and duties of the commission include: suggesting specific alternative guidelines for the alteration and new construction of structures; fostering and encouraging preservation and restoration; encouraging public participation in identifying and preserving these resources and promoting the safety, education, health, and general welfare of the citizens.

Terms

Staggered three-year terms, ending June 30.

Members

The commission consists of seven members.

Appointment

Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled by appointment from the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer; it is distributed to the press and posted online.

33.331 - Attendance Requirements

(A) Any citizen volunteer member of any city board, commission or committee who fails to attend at least 70% of all meetings of that committee within a twelve (12) month period of service shall be deemed to have resigned from the board, commission or committee and that person’s position shall be deemed vacant.

(B) Such citizen may petition the City Council for reinstatement by filing a letter with the City Clerk within twenty (20) days after notification that the citizen’s position has been declared vacant and explaining why extenuating circumstances justify reinstating the applicant to his or her former position.

(Ord. No. 5446, 10-4-11)


Members