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The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) serves the public both as a steward for locally-designated historic properties, and as a facilitator for people who own those properties. The Commission provides assistance to owners of locally-designated properties and helps those owners plan any alterations that they are considering for their properties. The HPC also guides owners through the application process necessary to implement those changes.


The Commission is responsible for recommending to City Council the designation of locally-designated historic properties and districts and granting requests for proposed changes to locally-designated historic properties.

Meetings: The Commission generally meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon in Conference Room 3. Meetings on local properties are advertised in the news paper.



The historic preservation commission shall have five members, to be appointed by the City Council. Members serve three-year terms. 

Term expires - Member 

11/7/2020 - Mark Barrier

11/8/2020 - David Stevenson

11/8/2021 - Darren Lathan

11/8/2021 - Dottie Ervin

11/8/2021 - Joan Malloch


How to apply for a Local Historic Designation

Application for Local Historic Designation request from property owner to staff must be received at least two weeks prior to the monthly meeting.

The HPC shall use the information in a report to be sent for review by the Division of Archives and History, NC Dept of Cultural Resources. The information shall then be used in advertising in the paper and to adjacent property owners and agenda packets taken care of by staff.

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