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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION (HDC) <br /> Members: Five (5) Full Members <br /> Four (4) Associate Members <br /> Appointed By: The Board of Selectmen <br /> (Members appointed from nominees of the following organizations: <br /> Historical Society, Library Trustees, Arts and Crafts, and Selectmen. <br /> Appointed: January 1 <br /> Term Length: 5 years <br /> Description: The Historic Districts Commission is responsible for reviewing and <br /> approving all plans within the Lexington Historic Districts for <br /> construction, demolition, exterior renovations, color changes, and <br /> signs. <br /> Criteria for <br /> Membership: Individuals involved with this committee should have a sense of <br /> dedication to historical heritage, historical preservation, and to the <br /> special townscape of Lexington and the concept of architectural <br /> compatibility. A full member who has served consecutively for the <br /> equivalent of two full terms (10 years) or more shall not be reappointed <br /> until after a lapse of at least one year. <br /> Two appointments are made from four nominees of the Lexington <br /> Historical Society, one from two nominees of the Lexington Arts and <br /> Crafts society and by the Trustees of Cary Memorial Library, and one <br /> appointment is made at-large by the Selectmen. Four associate <br /> members are appointed for five year terms from nominations by the <br /> same organizations. <br /> Members should have a background in one of the following areas: <br /> law, history and/or historical preservation, architecture and/or <br /> aesthetics, graphic design, or membership in the local business <br /> community. <br /> Reference: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C, Section 4 <br /> m <br /> -o m r , <br /> rri <br />