Historic Preservation Commission

Purpose: Historic Preservation in the City of St. Marys is guided by the Historic Preservation Commission which issues Certificates of Appropriateness for projects located within Historic St. Marys. It is the duty of the Historic Preservation Commission to preserve historic, cultural, and architecture value; enhance the downtown area's historic character; consider the appropriateness of any new alteration, addition, demolition, or exterior changes (including signs) visible from the public right-of-way; determining the proposed change's compatibility in design and materials to the National Register listed Historic District; and approving or denying Certificates of Appropriateness on a case-by-case basis.

Meetings: 
The Historic Preservation Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM. The meetings are open to the public and are held in the City Hall Council Chambers. It is anticipated that appointed members will attend a majority of regular scheduled meetings and if unable to attend, will notify the chair in advance of the meeting. 

Deadline for application submission - Twenty-one days prior to meeting 
Public Notice - Six days prior to meeting
Application Documents - Finished and submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission and city website seven days prior to meeting
Meeting Minutes - Finished and submitted to Historic Preservation Commission and city website seven days after meeting


Interested in Serving:
If you are interested in serving, it is suggested you attend at least one meeting in order to have an understanding of the function of the board. Appointed members of all citizen boards are required to attend Open Records Open Meetings training provided by the City Clerk. In addition, Historic Preservation Commission Board members are required to be full-time residents of the City of ST. Marys for a continuous period in excess of one year. They are expected to have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history, architecture, or the preservation of historic resources.

Current Members: 
Christopher Thurner (Chair) - (912) 322-8668   
Monty Baus - (912) 576-1617
Fred Mercier - (912) 522-7729
Kay Westberry - (912) 882-5301
Mark Fautz - (502) 604-5152


2019 HPC Meeting Schedule

Month

Meeting Date 

January

 January 22, 2019

February

 February 27, 2019

March

March 26, 2019

April

April 23, 2019

May

May 28, 2019

June

June 25, 2019

July

July 23, 2019

August

August 27, 2019

September

September 24, 2019

October

October 22, 2019

November

November 26, 2019

December

To be determined

 
2019 Submission Due Dates

Month

Submission Date

January

January 1, 2019

February

February 5, 2019

March

March 4, 2019

April

April 2, 2019

May

May 6, 2019

June

June 3, 2019

July

July 2, 2019

August

August 5, 2019 

September

September 3, 2019

October

October 1, 2019

November

November 4th, 2019

December

To be determined