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Public Notice: City of Norco Recruits for Unscheduled Vacancy on Historic Preservation Commission

NORCO, CA – The City of Norco is accepting applications to fill one unscheduled vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission. As this is an unscheduled vacancy, the term of this appointment will end on June 30, 2021. The deadline to submit applications is 6 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. Applications will not be received or considered after that date. The Norco City Council will consider and make the appointment at its meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Requirements to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission are as follows:

• Be a permanent resident of Norco

• Be a citizen of the United States

• Be at least 18 years of age

• Never have been convicted of a felony

• Take the Oath of Office

The Historic Preservation Commission consists of five members composed of residents, some with professional expertise in the field, appointed by the City Council. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 2820 Clark Avenue in Norco. Among the Commission's responsibilities is recommending to the City Council the designation of cultural resources, including individual properties, archaeological districts, and historic preservation districts, while safeguarding the City’s heritage. The Commission will also maintain a register of cultural resources within the City, which can be protected from demolition or substantial alteration. Norco's history is remarkably rich for a small rural community, and there are many properties of architectural and historic significance. The Historic Preservation Commission is dedicated to preserving those resources for future generations.

Historic Preservation Commission Members shall be persons who, as a result of their education, training, knowledge, and experience, are qualified to analyze and interpret architectural and site planning information. At least two of the members shall have professional experience in urban planning, architectural history or historic preservation, archeology, American studies, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, as well as general knowledge of architectural styles prevalent in the Historic Old Town of Norco.

The City Council has confidence in the judgment and integrity of its appointees and relies on them for information and recommendations on specific matters. As advisors to the City Council, Commission Members are expected to regularly attend meetings, understand their duties and roles, and work to contribute to the betterment of the community. Roles, responsibilities and requirements of City Commissions and Advisory Councils are available on the City website here.

Applications are available on the City website here, as well as at City Hall, located at 2870 Clark Avenue in Norco. For more information, visit www.norco.ca.us/recruitment, or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (951) 270-5623 or cityclerk@ci.norco.ca.us.

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