Rotterdam proposes preservation panel

Should a property owner wish to modify the property in any way, he or she would be required to seek approval from the commission first. Alterations will be denied should the commission find that they are not compatible with the historical character and aesthetics of the neighboring properties. Should the owner opt to make the changes without the commissions permission, he or she would either have to restore the site to its appearance prior to the violation or have its historical designation and all benefits revoked.

There will be a public hearing on the matter Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the John F. Kirvin Government Center, Town Hall, 1100 Sunrise Blvd., in Rotterdam. Rotterdam citizens that wish to find out more can call the Rotterdam Department of Public Works at 355-7575, ext. 354.""

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