Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission (HDC) meets on the third Thursday during the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, and October. This Commission is comprised of five (5) regular members and three (3) alternates who are appointed by the Town Council.

Per Connecticut General Statutes, duties of the HDC include: making periodic reports to the legislative body; providing information to property owners and others involving the preservation of any existing historic districts; cooperate with other regulatory agencies and civic organizations and groups interested in historic preservation; comment on all applications for zoning variances and special exceptions where they affect historic districts; render advice on sidewalk construction and repair, tree planting, street improvements and the erection or alteration of public buildings not otherwise under its control where they affect historic districts; furnish information and assistance in connection with any capital improvement program involving historic districts; and consult with groups of experts.

The Historic District Commission is also responsible for reviewing applications for new structures, renovations to or demolition of existing buildings or structures that may affect or be located in the Historic District. Upon satisfactory review, a Certificate of Appropriateness is issued.

Volunteers Needed!

The Historic District Commission currently has vacancies for three alternate members. 

Interested in recognizing and preserving the past? Please give back to your community and volunteer your time, contact the Town Manager's Office at (860) 779-5334 if you are interested.

Thank you!

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Paul Hopkins 860-779-5324

Commission Members

NameTitlePartyTerm

Teresa Barton

Chairman

D

April '13 - March '18

Anne Milliard

Vice Chair

R

April '14 - March '19

Mary Taaffe

Member

U

April '15 - March '20

Rebecca Gadbois

Member

D

April '14 - March '19

Vacant

Member

March '17

Vacant

Alternate Member

April '13 - March '16

Vacant

Alternate Member

April '13 - March '16

Vacant

Alternate Member

April '13 - March '16

Regular Council Liaison

Gale Oakley Pratt

Alternate Council Liaison

Margaret Weaver

Municipal Historian

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