Town historic preservation group plans open house


PENDLETON — Pendleton Historic Preservation Commission plans an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Gallery 119 in Pendleton.

“We invite you to get acquainted with the members of the (commission) as we discuss ways of serving the Pendleton community through cooperation with local realtors and builders,” a town invitation reads.

The Historic Preservation Commission creates historic districts; it also reviews “certificates of appropriateness” for development and changes within the downtown business district, according to town information.

The commission has six members appointed to three-year terms. Five are appointed by the town council president. One non-voting member is appointed by Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement, a historical preservation group focused on preserving historic buildings and culture in the area.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 100 W. State St.

Current members include Jerry Burmeister, George Harris, Sandi Butler, Ted Julian and Bob Post (Fall Creek Pendleton Settlement). The town plans to fill appoint a member to fill a vacancy in February.

During the open house there will be a presentation with time for questions afterward.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

People who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected] by today, Thursday, Jan. 25.