CITY OF EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
AN AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE SECTION 20-31 OF THE CITY
CODE TO REPEAL A PORTION OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION ORDINANCE
THE CITY OF EAST LANSING ORDAINS:
Sec. 20-31. - Historic district commission established; membership; meetings and rules of procedure. (a) There is hereby established a commission to be known as the City of East Lansing Historic District Commission. The commission shall consist of seven members. Each shall reside within the city. Members shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the city council for three-year terms. A majority of the members appointed and serving shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A member who has been granted a leave of absence; or whose resignation has been accepted by city council; has been removed by the appointing authority; or, has been automatically removed for nonattendance shall not be considered for the purpose of determining a quorum.
(b) At least two members shall be appointed from a list of residents submitted by one or more duly organized local historic preservation organizations. One member shall be an architect registered by the State of Michigan or a graduate of an accredited school who has two years of architectural experience if such a person resides within the city and is available for appointment. A majority of the members shall have a clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation.
(c) The commission shall elect a chairperson and adopt bylaws providing for its organization and conduct of business. The commission shall schedule regular meetings at least once each month or as required by state law. The city manager or his/her designee shall serve as secretary of the commission. The concurring vote of four members of the commission shall be necessary to issue a notice to proceed or for the adoption or modification of preservation guidelines. Other actions of the commission, including approval of a certificate of appropriateness, shall require a simple majority of members present constituting a quorum.
(d) The commission shall receive staff support from the city as assigned by the city manager, including administrative, clerical, research and other appropriate support.
(e) All meetings of the commission shall be conducted in compliance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act, being Public Act No. 267 of 1976 (MCL 15.261 et seq.), and all writings of the commission shall be maintained and published in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, being Public Act No. 442 of 1976.
It Is Hereby Resolved by the City Council of the City of East Lansing.
Jennifer Shuster City Clerk
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