Rangeley Park Heritage District Commission

Committee Members  
  • John Clemson
    Term to expire 2016
  • Sarah Comes
    Term to expire 2017
  •  Margaret Mack
    Term to expire 2016
  • Michelle McCarthy
    Term to expire 2017
  • Colleen McInnis
    Term to expire 2018
  • Christine Schmitt
    Term to expire 2018
  • Ellen Spencer
    Term to expire 2018

About the Commission

Each Heritage District Commission shall have five regular members and two alternate members. The regular members and alternate members of the Heritage District Commission shall be classified into three classes of as equal size as possible and appointed respectively for staggered three-year terms, except that the appointments of the classes of initial members and alternate members shall be for one-year, two-year, and three-year terms respectively. 

Within 45 days after the effective date of the establishment of a Heritage District by the Town Meeting, the Winchester Planning Board shall appoint three regular members and one alternate member, and the Winchester Board of Selectmen shall appoint two regular members and one alternate member of the Heritage District Commission for the Heritage District.

Of the members to be appointed by the Planning Board, two regular members and the alternate member shall be owners of properties in the Heritage District. The third regular member to be appointed by the Planning Board shall be a resident of Winchester who, if possible, has professional experience related to architectural or historic preservation. If, after reasonable efforts to find such a candidate, a willing candidate meeting the requirement for professional experience related to architectural or historic preservation cannot be identified, a candidate having other relevant experience or qualifications may be considered and appointed.

The Board of Selectmen shall appoint one regular member from the Winchester Historical Commission, one regular member from the Winchester Design Review Committee, and one alternate member from the Winchester Historical Commission.

Each regular member and alternate member of a Heritage District Commission shall serve until the end of his or her term and thereafter until his or her replacement is appointed. The term of a regular member or alternate member of a Heritage District Commission shall expire if and when the member (i) resigns, (ii) no longer meets the qualifications associated with his or her seat, (iii) is removed by a 2/3 vote of all of the sitting members of either the Board of Selectmen or the Planning Board which appointed the regular member or alternate member, or (iv) fails to attend seven consecutive meetings of the Heritage District Commission.

When a member’s term expires, the Board of Selectmen or the Planning Board, as the case may be, shall promptly appoint a replacement regular member or alternate member who satisfies the same membership requirements and belongs to the same class of regular members or alternate members as the person being replaced.

At any meeting of a Heritage District Commission, the presence of five members shall be required for a quorum for the transaction of business. For this purpose, the five members present may include alternate members if one or more regular members are absent. To be effective, a vote by the Heritage District Commission on any matter, including a Certificate Decision, Violation Determination, or violation.

 Determination, shall require the vote of a majority of the members whose presence at the meeting constituted the quorum. Each Decision or Determination shall include a statement of the reasons for the Decision or Determination based on the applicable Review Standards and Regulations.

 The Heritage District Commissions for two or more Heritage Districts may include any number of the same members or alternates.