COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Historic Preservation Committee Rules of Procedure

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Adoption of Revised Historic Preservation Committee Rules of Procedure regarding membership

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Cilimberg, and Benish, and Ms. Maliszewski

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

May 7, 2008

 

ACTION:                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:  X          INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Albemarle County Historic Preservation Plan was adopted in the Fall of 2000. In April 2001 the Board established a standing Historic Preservation Committee (“Committee”). The Committee first held meetings in 2002 with 23 members.  Rules of Procedure were adopted by the Committee on April 26, 2004, and a copy provided to the Board on August 3, 2005 (Attachment A).  The Board did not establish any term length when Committee members were appointed.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 1: Enhance quality of life for all citizens.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The Committee has benefitted from having members with extensive training and experience in the various fields related to historic preservation.  However, individuals with this level of training and experience are often presented with numerous other preservation-related opportunities and commitments that can conflict with long-term and/or consistent Committee membership. The lack of a defined term has led to decreasing levels of participation by its members.  In addition, it has been difficult to achieve a quorum due to the large number of members.  To address these issues, the Committee proposes that its Rules of Procedure be amended to 1) allow members to take leaves of absence; 2) allow advisory members to be appointed; 3) establish three-year terms; and 4) establish a maximum number of members. The Committee unanimously voted to approve the proposed revisions (Attachment B) on December 10, 2007.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

No impact to the budget is anticipated.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

The Committee and staff recommend that the Board approve the proposed revised Rules of Procedure (Attachment B). 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Current Committee Rules of Procedure

B – Proposed revisions to Rules of Procedure

 

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