Procedural guides offered Monday in Warrenton

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 11:20 AM

Property owners in Warrenton’s Historic District will have a chance to learn more about requirements they must meet when then modify the exterior of a building.

The Warrenton Historic District Commission will hold an educational meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Warrenton Rural Fire Station at 236 South Main Street.

Town Manager Robert Davie said the meeting will be used to remind property owners and contractors of the guidelines they must meet when changing the exterior of a building in the historic district.

“We’ll be handing out booklets containing the guidelines,” he said. “It’s a rather extensive set of guidelines.”

He said several buildings in the historic district are in need of renovation.

“We’re trying to put things into effect before people start making changes,” Davie said.

Audrey Tippett, secretary-treasurer for the commission, said the workshop will also deal with procedures property owners need to follow in order to make changes to their property.

“It’s to educate people who own property in the historic district about procedures for applying for a Certificate of Appropriateness,” Tippett said.

The COA is required to assure that proposed changes meet the historic district guidelines.

Tony King, assistant town administrator for Louisburg, will be the featured speaker. He oversees the Louisburg Planning Department, which includes responsibility for zoning, code enforcement and historic preservation.

Property owners, builders and other contractors are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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