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The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Historic Commission shall be as follows:

A. To survey and recommend to the City Council, areas or properties of significant historical value and interest to be designated historical properties;

B. To draft and recommend ordinances and other measures designed to protect and foster interest in the improvement of designated historical properties;

C. To review literature and sources of funding concerning the protection and improvement of designated historic properties;

D. To review and make recommendations concerning the improvement of designated historic properties in connection with the issuance of building permits, zone changes, conditional use permits, variances, sign permits, and site reviews;

E. To review and recommend project applications for funding;

F. To promote public support in the preservation of Ashland’s historic past;

G. Advise citizens on aesthetic standards for historic areas. (Ord. 3003, amended, 02/18/2010)