Discussion revolved around Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) edits to this ordinance originally drafted by the Planning Commission. Bob Booher, chair of the HPC, explained the additional language and covenant which a) mandates that certain repair work associated with the structure on the land sold be reviewed by the Town Council regarding the historic integrity of the structure, and b) also exempts ordinary repairs from review or the need for a building permit.
The Planning Commission does not want property owners to alter the historic facades without the building permit process, which triggers a review. The public hearing scheduled for February 11, is postponed until March 11 to allow language to be reconciled. It was also noted that definitions regarding repairs and requiring a permit in the Code of Ordinances need refinement.