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Union County, North Carolina

Historic Preservation Commission

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Crystal Crump

Regular Member appointed by UC Board of Commissioners

3/1/2015 - 2/28/2019

at large

County Resident

John Dickerson

Regular Member appointed by UC Board of Commissioners

3/1/2015 - 2/28/2019

at large

County Resident

Stephen Long

Regular Member appointed by UC Board of Commissioners

2/6/2017 - 2/28/2021

at large

County Resident

Barbara Moore

Regular Member appointed by UC Board of Commissioners

2/6/2017 - 2/28/2021

at large

County Resident

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.

Legislation

Authority to Establish: Chapter 160A, Article 19, Part 3C of the North Carolina General Statutes - the Union County Joint Historic Preservation Commission. (See Ordinance Creating Union County Historic Preservation Commission adopted by the Union County Board of Commissioners on November 2, 1992, and amended October 3, 2005.

Number of Positions

4

Meeting Information

The first Thursday during the months of February, May, August and November at 1:30 p.m.,

Heritage Room, Historic Courthouse, 300 N Main Street, Monroe, NC. Members notified.

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Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853
Email: west@unioncountync.gov

About Historic Preservation Commission

All members of the Historic Preservation Commission shall be residents of Union County and each shall reside within the jurisdiction of the Board or Council appointing them representative. A majority of the members shall have demonstrated special interest, experience or education in history, architecture, archaeology, or related fields. The members shall serve four-year terms. A member may be re-appointed for a second consecutive term, but after two (2) consecutive terms a member shall be ineligible for reappointment until one (1) calendar year has elapsed from the date of the termination of his or her second term.

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Commission Powers: The Historic Preservation Commission is authorized and empowered to undertake such actions reasonably necessary to the discharge and conduct of its duties and responsibilities as outlined in the ordinance: (a) Undertake an inventory of properties of historical, prehistorical, architectural, and/or cultural significance; (b) Recommend to the Union County Board of Commissioners, the Monroe City Councils, and the Town Councils of Indian Trail, Marshville, Stallings, Waxhaw, Weddington, and Wingate, areas to be designated by ordinance as "Historic Districts"; and individual structures, buildings, sites, areas or objects to be designated by ordinance as "Landmarks"; (c) Acquire by any lawful means the fee or any lesser included interest, including options to purchase, to properties within established districts or to any such properties designated as landmarks, to hold, manage, preserve, restore and improve the same, and to exchange or dispose of the property by public or private sale, lease or otherwise, subject to covenants or other legally binding restrictions which will secure appropriate rights of public access and promote the preservation of the property; (d) Restore, preserve, and operate historic properties; (e) Recommend to the Board or Council that designation of any area as a historic district or part thereof, or designation of any building, structure, site, area, or object as a landmark, be revoked or removed for cause; (f) Conduct an educational program with respect to historic properties and districts within its jurisdiction; (g) Cooperate with the state, federal, and local governments in pursuance of the purposes of the ordinance. The Historic Preservation Commission when authorized by the local governing Board and Councils may contract with the State, or the United States of America, or any agency of either, or with any other organization provided the terms are not inconsistent with state or federal law; (h) Enter, solely in performance of its official duties and only at reasonable times, upon private lands for examination or survey thereof. However, no member, employee or agent of the Historic Preservation Commission may enter any private building or structure without the express consent of the owner or occupant thereof; (i) Prepare and recommend the official adoption of a preservation element as part of the comprehensive plan of Union County, the City of Monroe, and the Towns of Indian Trail, Marshville, Stallings, Waxhaw, Weddington, and Wingate. (j) Review and act upon proposals for alterations, demolitions, or new construction within historic districts, or for the alteration or demolition of designated landmarks, pursuant to the ordinance; (k) Negotiate at any time with the owner of a building, structure, site, area, or object for its acquisition or its preservation, when such action is reasonably necessary or appropriate; (l) Accept funds granted to the Historic Preservation Commission for preservation purposes from private individuals and organization; (m) Organize itself and conduct its business; (n) Any other powers as allowed by law.