HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

 

The North Tonawanda Historic Preservation Commission is a Certified Local Government (CLG) within the City of North Tonawanda. It was established in 2005 when the North Tonawanda Common Council adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 51 of the City Code.

Members of the Commission are appointed by the Mayor, with consent of the Common Council, to four-year terms. There are seven (7) members with a mix of skills and qualifications, including an architect, a business owner within the district, a licensed realtor, residents of the historic district and other persons committed to historic preservation, all of whom also have a known interest in the field.

The Commission hosts meetings open to the public, generally meeting the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:15 PM at City Hall in the second floor conference room.

There may be instances where a meeting is cancelled or changed and we will do our best to post that information to this web page. You may also contact the City Clerk's Office at 716.695.8555 for additional information.

MEMBERS

Chairperson - Amber Holycross (19) -amberholy79@gmail.com

Chairperson - Joseph Fonzi (18) - fonzi@pbworld.com - 207-3291

Secretary - April Gampp (19) - aprilgamp@yahoo.com - 695-3936

Memmber - Rae Proefrock (19) - rproefrock@verizon.net - 694-2859

Member - Linda Hayes (21) - lbhayes17@gmail.com - 695-6091

Member - Jay Soemann (20) - jaysemann@roadrunner.com - 695-5757

Member - Dennis Pasiak

Recording Secretary - Kristin Derby (non voting)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION?

  2. WHAT DOES THE COMMISSION DO?
  3. WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATIONS AND HOW DO I APPLY?
  4. WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR GRANTING A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS?
  5. IF A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS IS GRANTED, DOES THAT MEAN I DON'T NEED A BUILDING PERMIT OR ANY OTHER APPROVALS?
  6. HOW DO I OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMISSION?