Plan to Weaken Fayetteville Preservation Board Fails at Council

Fayetteville City Council took no action on an ordinance amendment to limit the power of the town’s Historical Preservation Board Wednesday night, May 3. The changes would have stripped decision-making power from the preservation board and handed it to the City Council Fayetteville’s historic preservation ordinance is essentially a zoning ordinance. It designates the town square and the buildings facing it as a historic preservation district. It is the only zoning ordinance on the books in Fayetteville.

Under the current ordinance, the preservation board has the power to approve or deny historic preservation permits. Such permits are required in order to build or make changes to structures on the town square in Fayetteville.

Mayor Ronnie Pflughaupt recommended the changes. Councilman Steve Pavlicek supported Pflughaupt’s plan. But when Pavlicek made the mo- tion to amend the ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting, it failed to attract a second from any of the other Council members. The motion died without a vote.

 

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