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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 24.08 Preservation Board

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Chapter 24.08
Preservation Board

Sections:

24.08.010 Preservation Board--Established--Membership--Continuation of prior commission.
24.08.020 Preservation Board--Organization, compensation and removal of members.
24.08.030 Preservation Board--Powers and duties.
24.08.040 Fees.
24.08.050 Execution of contracts and acceptance of gifts, grants or property.

24.08.010 Preservation Board--Established--Membership--Continuation of prior commission.

A. There is hereby established within the Planning and Urban Design Agency established by Ordinance 64687 (B.B. 52CS) a Preservation Board, which shall consist of eight voting members appointed by the Mayor, each of whom shall be a resident of the City and shall have demonstrated interest and ability in the preservation and enhancement of Structures and neighborhoods. Of the eight members appointed by the Mayor, at least two shall be registered architects, one shall be a practicing art or architectural historian, one shall be a practicing landscape architect or planner with experience in urban or civic design, one shall be a licensed real estate broker, one shall be a registered engineer and one shall be a citizen member of the Planning Commission. Two members shall be initially appointed for a term of one year, two for terms of two years each, two for terms of three years each and two for terms of four years each. All members thereafter appointed shall be appointed for terms of four years. In addition to the above, the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee of the Board of Aldermen of the City shall be a voting member of said Preservation Board and shall constitute the ninth (9th) voting member of said Preservation Board, and the only voting member not appointed by the Mayor of the City. Whenever the Chairman of the Committee of Public Safety of the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis is unable or unavailable to attend any meeting of the Preservation Board, he is hereby authorized, in his sole and absolute discretion to appoint some other member of his committee to attend said meeting, which said designated member shall have for purpose of said meeting all of the power of authority of said chairman.

B. The Preservation Board shall be the lawful successor to and, to the extent consistent herewith, assume the duties of the former Heritage and Urban Design Commission of the City. All previously enacted ordinances not hereby repealed referring to the "Heritage Commission" or "Heritage and Urban Design Commission" shall, upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title be deemed to mean the Preservation Board, unless otherwise expressly provided by this title.

C. Until the earlier of August 30, 1999, or until four members of the Preservation Board shall have appointed and qualified, the members of the former Heritage and Urban Design Commission shall serve as the Preservation Board, and shall conclude matters pending before the Heritage and Urban Design Commission on the day before the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title consistent with Section 24.48.040.
(Ord. 64689 5, 1999.)

24.08.020 Preservation Board--Organization, compensation and removal of members.

A. The Preservation Board shall elect from its members a chairman and vice chairman who shall serve for the duration of the City's fiscal year.

B. The members shall serve on the Preservation Board without compensation.

C. Any member may be removed by the Mayor for reasons of incapacity, malfeasance, neglect of duty, conviction of a felony, or failure to attend three (3) successive regular meetings without cause.
(Ord. 64689 6, 1999.)

24.08.030 Preservation Board--Powers and duties.

A. The Preservation Board shall be responsible for establishing and articulating policy with respect to historic preservation in the City, and for establishing and articulating standards with respect to the minimum exterior appearance of Improvements within Historic Districts, Landmarks and Landmark Sites as provided in this title in such a manner as to enhance property in the City, encourage property maintenance and promote development consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

B. The Preservation Board may review and recommend for approval to the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation all nominations of Structures, districts or sites in the City of St. Louis to the National Register.

C. If necessary to prevent or delay the imminent destruction by demolition or deferred maintenance of a site or Structure, or portions thereof, which is within or part of a designated Landmark, Landmark Site or Historic District, the Preservation Board may deny or delay demolition as provided in this title and may request that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of Aldermen the passage of an ordinance for the appropriation of private property as provided for in Article XXI of the Charter of the City of St. Louis.

D. Subject to the written approval of the Planning Commission, the Preservation Board shall make and adopt, and may from time to time amend, rules and bylaws governing the conduct of its business and providing for the administration of this title.

E. The Preservation Board shall hold regular meetings and special meetings, as often as may be required for the conduct of its business, as provided by its rules.

F. The Preservation Board shall have such other duties, powers and responsibilities as are granted under this title or as may be otherwise or hereafter provided or granted to it.
(Ord. No. 68138, 2, 10-31-2008: prior: Ord. 64689 7, 1999.)

24.08.040 Fees.

The Preservation Board may assess fees to be collected by the Building Commissioner upon applications for permits where a determination of compliance with standards established under or pursuant to this title or review by the Preservation Board is required, provided that such fees shall not exceed one dollar ($1.00) per ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) of estimated cost of the proposed construction or alteration and shall not in any event be assessed upon permit applications where the estimated cost of construction or alteration is less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), nor shall such fees exceed a total of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) with respect to any permit application. Such fees shall be in addition to any other fees that the building commissioner is authorized to assess under the building code or any other ordinance. Such fees shall be held in a fund, hereby created, for preservation of important sites and Structures that would otherwise be lost through demolition or lack of maintenance. This fund shall be held by the Comptroller's Office in a special account and may be drawn upon only after the approval of the Preservation Board and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
(Ord. 64689 8, 1999.)

24.08.050 Execution of contracts and acceptance of gifts, grants or property.

A. The Agency Director with the approval of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall have the power to enter into contracts in furtherance of the purposes of this title, provided that with respect to any contract requiring the appropriation of money by the City, an appropriation has been made authorizing payment therefor. All such contracts shall be executed in the name of the City and shall be signed by the Agency Director and the Comptroller.

B. The Agency Director upon the recommendation of the Preservation Board is authorized to accept gifts, contributions and grants for the furtherance of the purposes of this title on behalf of the Preservation Board and in the name of the City. Such gifts, contributions and grants shall be used solely for the purposes indicated, and if in the form of money, shall be deposited into a special account by the Comptroller. The Comptroller shall draw warrants on said account only for the purposes of carrying out the terms and conditions of the gift, contribution or grant.
(Ord. 64689 9, 1999.)


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