The City of Longmont Historic Preservation Commission had three openings to fill, and as of last Tuesday nights City Council meeting only had two applicants. The two regular term positions were filled by those applicants who applied by the deadline and the third spot was re-opened. It will be re-advertised on the City Clerks webpage for selection from City Council at a later date.
Former, and recently defeated, city councilmember Sean McCoy tried to game the system by throwing his name in with the list of applicants long after the application deadline had passed and interviews had taken place. He also applied for two other advisory boards and did not receive a single vote from the new city council.
Thanks to Mayor Pro-Tem Gabe Santos, no special consideration was shown to Mr. McCoy based on his former council position – which is only fair to the other citizens who applied and met the deadline.
There should be no shortage of qualified applicants for this position as many people who did not get appointed to any boards still received votes from various councilmembers. They can now re-apply for this board.
According to the above website: “The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to protect, enhance, and preserve properties of historic, geographic or architectural significance located within the city and those in the Longmont planning area that reflect elements of the city’s heritage. The Commission determines which structures or areas within the City are eligible for designation as possible landmarks and recommends these structures to the City Council. The Commission also review proposed renovations to designated structures and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the appropriateness of such renovations.”
The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Complex, City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street.