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Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129


Title 2. Chapter 7. Historical Preservation Commission

2-7-1. Historical preservation commission.

There is hereby created an Historical Preservation Commission of five (5) members with a demonstrated interest, compliance or knowledge in historical preservation. At least two (2) of these members shall be professionals from the disciplines of history and architecture or architectural history. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. Said members shall be residents of Tooele City. The Recorder shall notify such appointees and request a written acceptance from them on their appointment. All such designated appointees shall within thirty (30) days file with the Recorder his or her acceptance of appointment. Should the same not be filed within the said period, the person shall be considered to have declined the appointment, and the Mayor shall, with the consent of the Council, designate another party for such appointment. The designated appointees upon filing acceptance of appointment, shall automatically be members of the Historical Preservation Commission. The Historical Preservation Commission shall meet at least twice each year and shall appoint a Chairperson from among its members. Business shall be conducted in open public meetings with written minutes of each Commission meeting, prepared and available for public inspection. All vacancies on the Commission occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise shall be reported to the Mayor, who shall fill such vacancy pursuant to the manner of appointment provided herein.

(Ord. 85-02, 02-28-85)

2-7-2. Duties of the commission.

It shall be the duty of the Commission to:

(1) Survey and inventory community historic resources. The Historic Preservation Commission shall conduct or cause to be conducted a survey of historic, architectural and archeological resources within Tooele City. The survey shall be compatible with the Utah Inventory of Historic and Archeological Sites. Survey and Inventory documents shall be maintained and open to the public. The survey will be updated at least every ten (10) years.

(2) Review Proposed Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Preservation Commission shall review and comment to the State Historic Preservation Officer on all proposed National Register nominations for the properties within the boundaries of Tooele City. When the Historic Preservation Commission considers a National Register nomination which is normally evaluated by professionals in a specific discipline and that discipline is not represented on the Commission, the Commission will seek expertise in this area before rendering its decision.

(3) Provide advice and information.

(a) The Historic Preservation Commission shall act in an advisory role to other officials and departments of Tooele City regarding the identification and protection of local historic and archeological resources.

(b) The Historic Preservation Commission shall work toward the continuing education of citizens regarding historic preservation and Tooele City’s history.

(4) Enforcement of State Historic Preservation Laws. The Commission shall support the enforcement of all State laws relating to historic preservation. These include, but are not limited to the following Utah Code Sections: Utah Code Annotated Section 11-18-2, “The Historic District Act”; Utah Code Annotated Sections 63-18-25, 27, and 30 regarding the protection of Utah antiquities; and Utah Code Annotated Section 63-18-37 regarding notification of the State Historic Preservation Office of any known proposed action which would destroy or effect a site, building or object owned by the State of Utah and included on or eligible for the State of National Registers.

(Ord. 85-02, 02-20-85)


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