The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of eight members appointed by the Town Board of Commissioners. Duties of the HPC include:
Undertake an inventory of properties of historical, architectural, and/or cultural significance;
Recommend to the Town Board of Commissioners areas to be designated by ordinance as "Historic Districts" and individual structures, buildings, sites, areas, or objects to be designated by ordinance as "Landmarks;”
Recommend to the Town Board of Commissioners that designation of any area as an historic district, or part thereof, or designation of any building, structure, site, area, or object as a landmark be revoked or removed for cause;
Review and act upon proposals for alterations, demolition, or new construction within historic districts, if designated, or for the alteration or demolition of designated landmarks; and
Conduct an educational program with respect to historic districts and landmarks within its jurisdiction.