MONT VERNON HISTORIC DISTRICT
ARCHITECTURAL CHANGE GUIDELINES
· In kind repairs (residing, re-roofing, replacement of windows etc.) do not require Historic District approval for architectural change.
· All modifications to exterior architecture must be approved by the Historic District Commission prior to actual commencement of modification. New construction must require Historic District approval before construction can begin. It is suggested Historic District approval be obtained before issuance of a building permit or before financial commitment is negotiated.
· A Request for Architectural Change must be submitted to the Historic District Commission for modifications to property as defined on the Historic District map dated March 13,1979. Application shall be obtained from the building inspector upon issuance of a building permit for property within the boundaries of the Historic District. The applicant shall fill in the appropriate information and return same to "Chairman, Historic District, Mont Vernon, NH 03057" at which time the chairman shall schedule a meeting at the earliest possible convenience. It takes approximately one month to schedule a legally noticed commission hearing.
· If the Commission deems the modification to have minimal visual impact on the architectural compatibility of the Historic District or if the property is not of a historical nature approval may be granted at the first approval meeting. If there is distinct visual impact or if substantial construction is proposed applicant will be requested to submit a second application where abutters will be notified and a newspaper advertisement be inserted in the Milford Cabinet at applicants’ expense.
· In the case of disapproval, the Historic District Commission shall provide the applicant with written reasons for disapproval.
· A certificate of approval signed by the chairman of the Historic District Commission shall be forwarded to the building inspector for issuance of a building permit, to the applicant and shall be filled in the office of the town clerk within 72 hours after the approval is granted.
· Any person or persons jointly or severely aggrieved by a decision of the Historic District Commission shall have the right to appeal that decision to the Zoning Board of adjustment in accordance with the provisions of New Hampshire revised statutes annotated Chapter 677: sections 1 through 14.