What Local Historic District DOES NOT do: · Does not regulate paint colors · Does not require repairs or renovations to be made · Does not increase taxes beyond normal increases for the City or County · Does not prevent additions · Does not prevent non-contributing homes from being demolished · Does not require use of historic materials or historic building methods · Does not require that you open you home to the public · Does not restrict routine maintenance of properties
What Local Historic District DOES do: · Recognizes that Oakhurst has a distinctive historic character important to the overall character of the City of Decatur · Encourages creative and compatible development with historic areas · Requires that a Certificate of Appropriateness be obtained for exterior changes to contributing properties, demolition of buildings, and new construction. · Applies only to major renovations to the exterior of your home. Interior renovations are not restricted.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

When and where are the required official public hearings scheduled to take place?

We are unable to say when the public hearings will be scheduled. Notice will be given to all residents of Oakhurst. Legal notice is required for property owners within the proposed district.

Where is an easier question. The public hearings will be held at the Old Courthouse in Decatur. Both the Historic Preservation Commission and City Commission meet there on the bottom floor at the rear of the building.