Historic Preservation Commission
Borough ordinance requires property owners located in the Historic District to obtain a "Certificate of Appropriateness" from the Planning Board before making exterior changes to the buildings, structures or sites. Property owners should submit an application to the Zoning & Construction Office, Rm. 104 in Borough Hall, to begin the review process, which includes a design review by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and then final approval from the Planning Board.
The Historic Preservation Commission is a seven-member board (five voting, two alternates) composed of laypeople and professionals who are knowledgeable about historic preservation and building repairs. Their responsibilities are to advise the Planning Board and Zoning Board on development applications, advise the Planning Board on the inclusion of historic sites, promote historic preservation through advisory, educational and informational functions and provide, upon request, technical assistance to property owners on how to preserve, restore and rehabilitate structures.
The HPC meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Hall auditorium.
Historic Preservation Commission Members:
Mark Rusc - Chairperson
Kristen Poliafico, Alt. I
Jennie McElhone, Alt. II
Lisa Soderberg, Technical Consultant
Minutes and Agendas: