State Historic Preservation Office
Guidelines for North Carolina's Certified Local Government Program*
III. Requirements for Certification
F. Public Participation
  1. All meetings of the commission shall adhere to the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, and public comment on commission actions shall be encouraged. Commission meetings must occur at regular intervals at least four times a year. Public notice must be provided prior to any special meeting.

  2. Commissions must adopt and adhere to rules of procedure as required by North Carolina's enabling legistlation for historic preservation commissions.

  3. Careful minutes of all actions of the CLG commission, including the reasons for making these decisions, must be kept on file and available for public inspection.

  4. All decisions by the CLG commission shall be made in a public forum and applicants shall be given written notification of decisions made by the commission. Written notification shall cite the criteria upon which the decisions were made.

  5. During the process of recommending properties for nomination to the NRHP, the commission shall provide an opportunity for public comments as specified in Section VI on the NRN process.
* Reproduced for the City of Washington Department of Planning and Development Website from the January 1992 revision of this document.
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