Historic District Commission:

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Randall McCartney 05/05/2014 to 01/31/2018 458-1991 50 High Street
Susanna Smith 04/20/2015 to 01/31/2020 453-0233 63 Broad Street
John Cunningham (Vice-Chair) 02/10/2017 to 01/31/2022 245-4295 310 Boston Street
Ann Street (Chair) 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2021 458-7319 72 Broad Street
Reno Migani, Jr 02/19/2013 to 01/31/2018 458-2808 23 Norton Avenue
Michael Philip Mancini (alt) 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2020 453-3297 141 Janeway Drive
J. Michael Sulzbach (alt) 04/03/2017 to 01/31/2022 453-3284 85 Fair Street
Teresa Buchanan (alt) 04/03/2017 to 01/31/2018 453-3036 2 Market Place



Rules of Procedure and Regulations

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness and Submission Requirements

Application for Sign Permit


ESTABLISHED:  Established by ordinance adopted by the Board of Selectmen December 21, 1987.


CHARGE/DUTIES:  The Historic District Commission is charged with administering the provisions of Sections 7-147a to 7-147k of the Connecticut General Statutes including making periodic reports to the legislative body, providing information to property owners and others involving the preservation of the district, suggesting pertinent legislation, initiating planning and zoning proposals, commenting on applications for zoning variances, rendering advice and furnishing information and assistance in connection with any capital improvement program involving historic districts.


ELECTED/APPOINTED:  Appointed by the Board of Selectmen upon recommendation by the Commission.


MEMBERSHIP:  Five regular members.  Three alternate members.  Officers include Chairman, Assistant Chairman and Secretary.  There are not standing subcommittees, however, when a Certificate of Appropriateness is issued it is custom to appoint two members to work with the applicant.


LENGTH OF TERM:  As per 1987 ordinance members were appointed for five-year terms.  As per Town Charter effective December 2, 1993, all terms are now four years.


MEETING DATE/TIME/PLACE:  Regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Community Center.


EXPERIENCE AND/OR INTEREST NECESSARY/PREFERRED TO BE A MEMBER:  Members should preferably have significant experience in the operation of the Town so as to properly exercise the duties of a commissioner.  Special skills such as knowledge of preservation of properties, architecture, or law are also desirable.

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