Chapter 2.88


2.88.010    Ketchikan historic commission.

2.88.010 Ketchikan historic commission.

(a)    There is hereby established the Ketchikan historic commission which shall be composed of 10 members appointed by the mayor with approval of the city council, and shall serve without compensation. Members of the commission shall, to the extent feasible, include an architect or historical architect, an archaeologist, and a historian. One member shall be a member of the city council or appointee; one shall be a member of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough planning commission or an appointee; one shall be a member of the Tongass Historical Society or an appointee.

(b)    The term of a member shall be for three years or until a successor is appointed; provided, however, the terms of the member of the board who is a member of the city council shall be for one year. The first members of the commission shall, upon appointment, determine by lot the length of the terms so that the terms of three members shall be for one year, the terms of three members shall be for two years and the terms of three members shall be for three years, resulting in staggered terms for members subsequently appointed. A vacancy on the commission shall be filled by appointment by the mayor with the approval of the council for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(c)    The commission shall meet a minimum of two times per year at such times as the chair or, in his or her absence, the vice chair, shall determine. The commission shall give reasonable public notice of its meeting.

(d)    The commission by majority vote at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present shall elect from among its members a chair, who shall preside at the meetings of the commission. The board shall also select a vice chair and a secretary who shall be responsible for ensuring that an accurate record of the proceedings of the commission is kept.

(e)    Any member who misses two or more meetings of the commission in any 12-consecutive-month period without being excused by the commission shall automatically forfeit membership on the commission.

(f)    Repealed by Ord. 1883.

(g)    Powers and duties of the commission shall be as follows:

(1)    Review and make recommendations about local projects that might affect properties identified in the local historic preservation plan.

(2)    Review and develop nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for properties within the city of Ketchikan.

(3)    Act in an advisory role to the Tongass Historical Society, the Ketchikan museum department, Ketchikan Gateway Borough planning and zoning commission, and the Alaska Historic Sites Advisory Committee on all matters concerning historical districts and historic, prehistoric and archaeological preservation in the city of Ketchikan.

(4)    Develop a local historic preservation plan to include provision for identification, protection and interpretation of the area’s significant resources. Such plan is to be compatible with the Alaska Historic Preservation Plan, and to produce information compatible with and for the Alaska Heritage Resources Survey.

(5)    The historic preservation commission shall work toward the continuing education of citizens regarding historic preservation and the committee’s history.

(6)    The commission shall support the enforcement of the Alaska Historic Preservation Act.

(7)    Perform other activities which are necessary and proper to carry out the above duties and any other actions determined by the council to be beneficial to carry out the historic preservation goals of the city of Ketchikan.

(8)    The commission shall perform such other activities as the council may from time to time designate. (Ord. 1883 § 1, 2018; Ord. 1136 § 1, 1988)