Committee for Historic Preservation
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available ten days prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Members of the Committee for Historic Preservation are appointed to serve 3-year terms for a maximum of 2 terms. The Chair of the Committee for Historic Preservation is appointed to a 1-year term. Current members of the Committee for Historic Preservation are:
- William Silverman, Chair
- Joyce Hirsch
- Barbara Jaffe
- Abigail Olsen
- David Peck
- Michael D. Schwarz
- Alan Steinfeld
- John Cromwell, Alternate
- Eric Rothschild, Ex-Officio Member, Village Historian
- Lucas Meyer, Ex-Officio Member, Associate Village Historian
- Jonathan Lerner, Ex-Officio Member, Associate Village Historian
Responsibilities & Duties
The Committee for Historic Preservation, with advice from the Building Inspector, reviews each application filed with the Building Department for a permit to demolish, all or any substantial part of any building in the Village, and decides whether the building in question appears to be one of significant historical importance. Based on their determination, they may advise the Building Inspector as to whether or not it is required that the home owner make an application to the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) for a Certificate of Appropriateness to determine if a demolition permit application should be granted. The Committee for Historic Preservation may also advise as to whether any conditions should be imposed if a certificate of appropriateness and demolition permit are to be granted.
Effective June 1, 2016-CHP Application fee will change from $500 to $750.