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January 12, 2013

Council plans to expand board

NEW CASTLE — New Castle City Council wants to expand the membership of the Historical Architectural Review Board.

Councilman Richard Beshero suggested the board be expanded from seven to nine members. The change, proposed at Thursday’s meeting, will require an amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance. Council also will have to conduct a public hearing before voting on the change.

Beshero offered the suggestion as council was about to consider reappointing two members, Audrey Przybylski and Rosemary Henderson, or naming new members to five-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017.

The new members who are being considered for appointment are Donna M. Donati and Fred R. Harlan.

Council moved to table all the appointments on Thursday’s agenda.

Przybylski’s and Henderson’s terms have expired, but they will continue to serve until council acts on their reappointments. They have been on the board since its creation in 2009 when council amended the zoning ordinance.

The intent of Beshero’s proposal is to retain those members while adding new ones.

Councilman William Panella said he didn’t want to set a precedent when it comes to other boards in an effort “to accommodate everybody.”

Council president MaryAnne Gavrile said membership on the other city boards and commissions are regulated by state law while the historical review board is governed by city ordinance.

“There are people here that I think will be a good mix,” she said of the four people being considered.

(Email: jmanna@ncnewsonline.com)

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