CHAPTER XVII. HISTORIC PRESERVATIONCHAPTER XVII. HISTORIC PRESERVATION\ARTICLE 6. FEES AND ENFORCEMENT

Any application for Historical Designation or Certificate of Appropriateness shall be accompanied by such fee as shall be specified from time to time by ordinance of the Governing Body of the City of Louisburg.

(Ord. 1026, Code 2016)

Any person who willfully constructs, reconstructs, alters, restores, renovates, relocates, stabilizes, repairs or demolishes any historic structure or historic in violation of this Chapter may be required to return the historic structure or historic site to its appearance and setting prior to the violation. Only the City shall have the authority to bring an action to enforce the provisions of this Chapter. In the event that the cost of returning the historic structure or historic site to its appearance or setting prior to the violation exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the value of the historic structure or historic site, the offender shall have the option of either returning the historic structure or historic site to its appearance and setting prior to the violation or paying to the City of Louisburg a dollar amount equivalent to the cost of reconstruction. This civil remedy shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal prosecution and penalty.

(Ord. 1026, Code 2016)

Any decision made by the Historic Preservation Commission may be appealed to the Governing Body of the City of Louisburg by filing written notice of appeal with the City Clerk no more than ten (10) days after a final decision is made by the Commission. Upon appeal, any decision by the Governing Body to override a decision made by the Commission must be decided by at least a two-thirds majority of Council members present.

(Ord. 1026, Code 2016)