Please be advised the Tuesday, March 15, 2016 regular meeting for HPC has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 08, 2016. The hearing will take place at the Neptune Township Municipal Complex, 25 Neptune Blvd., 2nd Floor (Twp Committee Room) Neptune, NJ 07753. Hearing will commence at 7:00 p.m. The applications and supporting documents are on file with the office of the Historic Preservation Commission during normal business hours. Any questions may be addressed to the Commission Secretary at (732) 988-5200 extension 247.
DEBORAH OSEPCHUK, CHAIRPERSON
Dated: February 17, 2016
HPC GUIDELINES AND DEMOLITION ORDINANCE:
What is the Purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission?
The Historic Preservation Commission shall be made up of seven (7) regular members and two (2) alternate members all appointed by the Mayor. All members shall serve without compensation and shall be interested in or qualified to contribute to the preservation of historic resources. The Township of Neptune Historic Preservation Commission reviews proposed exterior alterations to existing Ocean Grove properties and proposed new Ocean Grove construction. “Certificates of Appropriateness” are issued when applications meet approved standards. The current members of the HPC are dedicated to the goal of sharing information about the benefits of preserving Ocean Grove’s heritage and to “Recapture the Spirit of Ocean Grove” with all residents.
When Do I Need to Submit for a Certificate of Appropriateness?
As per the Neptune Township Land Development Ordinance Section 902 Applicant for Certificate of Appropriateness, the following types of applications shall be subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission for a Certificate of Appropriateness:
A. Any exterior alteration on existing structures or buildings or other improvements on their sites, including, but not limited to: windows, doors, shutters, balustrades, railings, columns, cornices, moldings, trim, stairs, steps, porches, walks, patios, siding, gutters, signs, solar panels, fences, walls greater than eighteen (18”) in height, and roofs, etc. in any historic zone district or other designated sites in the Township. The repainting of any exterior existing structure, building or improvement in the same color shall be specifically excluded from the requirements of this subsection. In addition to the above-mentioned exclusions, any painting of any part of the exterior, existing structure, building or improvement in any of the historic colors approved by the Historic Preservation Commission by resolution and on display in the office of the Secretary of the Historic Preservation Commission shall be specifically excluded from the requirement of this section of the application. [NOTE: This section 902.A has been amended per Ordinance No. 02-41]
B. Applications for construction permits for new construction or alteration in any historic zone district.
C. Applications for construction permits to demolish a structure in any historic zone district or any other designated site in the Township.
D. Applications to relocate a structure in a historic zone district or any other designated site in the Township.
E. The construction of new sidewalks or changes to existing sidewalks within the public right-of-way.”
What is a Certificate of Appropriateness (C of A)?
A Certificate of Appropriateness is a document issued by the Historic Preservation Commission approving any preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or alteration of property dealing with construction, demolition, additions, removals, repairs or any feature for any existing or new construction. A Certificate of Appropriateness shall expire two (2) years from the date it was memorialized.
When and Where are HPC’s Monthly Meeting Held?
The HPC holds hearings the second Tuesday of every month, at 25 Neptune Blvd, 2nd Floor, Township Committee Room, Neptune, NJ 07753 at 7:00 p.m.
How Do I Contact The Historic Preservation Commission?
Applicants can contact the HPC Office Monday - Friday, 8:00 pm - 4:00 pm (in person, by calling Dawn Crozier, Secretary, at 732-988-5200, extension 247, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.