Historic Preservation Commission

Meeting Schedule
4th Tuesday of Every Month
5:30pm; City Hall Council Chambers

Purpose:  Historic Preservation in 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 and/or architectural value; enhance the Town's historic attractions to tourists; consider the appropriateness of any new alteration, additions, demolition or exterior changes visable to public right-of-way and compatibility to design with the Historic District (including signs); and to approve or deny 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 Council Chambers at City Hall.  It is anticipated that appointed members will attend the majority of regular scheduled meetings and if unable to attend, will notify the chair in advance of the meeting.

Interested in Serving: 
If you are interested in serving, it is suggested that you attend at least one meeting in order to have a better understanding of the function of the board.  Appointed members of all citizen boards are required to atten Open Records  Open Meetings training provided by the City Clerk.  In addition, Historic Presevation 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 and have a demonstrated special interest, experience or education in history, architecture or the preservation of historic resources.

Historic Preservation Committee Approves Ordinance Amendment & Re-Classification of the District

The Historic Preservation Committee(HPC) recommended approval of the 2017 Historic District Re-Classification 2017 Historic District Re-Classification and the Chapter 62 Ordinance Amendment. The HPC Re-Classification updates the classification of each property within the District, without modification to the District Boundary. The HPC Ordinance Amendment makes minor procedural changes, while rearranging the document to correspond to administrative and hearing processes. Both the Re-Classification and Ordinance Amendment will come before the City Council in the coming month. If you have questions or comments, please contact jeff.adams@stmarysga.gov.