The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of members who are charged with the duty to review requests for designation of a local landmark or historic district. The request for designation may be made by any person through submission of a written application setting forth the basis for the designation. The HPC may also act on its own to recommend designation of a local landmark or historic district.
The criteria for designation of a landmark include an association with events in local history or the lives of significant historical figures; distinctive architecture or a unique location or physical characteristics. A historic district should contain multiple properties that meet one or more of the criteria and by reason of those characteristics, constitute a distinct section of the Village.
Upon recommendation of landmark or historic district status by the HPC, the Village Board holds a public hearing before making a final determination on the historic preservation application.
Since the creation of the HPC in 2004, the Village has designated the mansion at Montebello Park as its first local landmark. In addition the HPC has recently recommended the Fant Property (Red Barn) on Spook Rock Road for designation. The Village Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing on that application on March 15.
Historic preservation, by designation of landmark status, insures that significant and unique properties within our Village will retain their characteristics for the benefit of all residents.
- Lisa Levin, Chairperson
- Rosemary Mocio
- Dorice Madronero
- Bill Ellsworth
- Matthew Moetzinger
- Craig Long, Village Historian
Historic Preservation Commission meetings are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. However, dates may vary due to holiday schedules.