The Historic Preservation Commission was established by ordinance in 1994 to promote, protect, and enhance the Village's historic district and historic buildings. The Commission consists of five residents, appointed by the Mayor, and approved by the Village Board, with experience and interest in historic preservation, architecture, building construction, or engineering, finance, neighborhood organization, or real estate. Members serve staggered three-year terms.
The commission is charged with administering the Village's historic preservation ordinance, reports to the Village Board or Plan Commission and offers recommendations about historic districts, landmarks, and the appearance of development in the historic district (H-1/Downtown). In the past, the commission has been referred to as the 1890's Theme Committee.
Members of the Historic Preservation Commission include:
- Marcia Steward, Chair
- Chester Szmurlo, Vice-Chair
- Stephanie Kush, Secretary
- David Toepper
- Megan Johnson
The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month. There shall be a minimum of 4 meetings per year.