|The Hazel Park Historical Commission is governed by
the following from the Hazel Park City Code.
Chapter 2.48 Hazel Park City Code
Hazel Park Historical Commission
2.48.060 Acceptance of moneys
There is created and constituted in and for the city a commission
to be known as the Hazel Park Historical Commission
(Ord. 379 § 1 1966)
The Hazel Park Historical Commission shall be composed of an indefinite
number of members, but not less than five, appointed by the council for
two-year terms. Furthermore, the librarian for the city and the head school
librarian shall be ex officio members without voting right. vacancies occurring
other than expiration of term may be filled for the unexpired portion of
the term by the city council. Members may be removed by the majority vote
of the city council when it deemed in the best interest of the historical
commission and the city.
(Ord 552 s 1, 1974: Ord. 379 § 2 1966)
The historical commission shall organize expeditiously and elect
a chairperson, a vice chairperson and a secretary from among their number.
Furthermore, they shall adopt bylaws and establish procedural rules and
provide for an annual organization after new appointments are made. Once
each year, it shall be the duty of the historical commission to make a
detailed report of its activities to the city council.
(Ord. 379 § 3, 1966)
Members of the historical commission shall receive no compensation
for their services.
(Ord. 379 § 4, 1966)
It shall be the duty of the historical commission to prepare and
keep current an inventory of the historical sites and buildings in the
city, which, in it's judgment, have historical value as to warrant preservation
or development, to publish such inventory, and to cooperate with the owners
of such sites and buildings in devising and carrying out appropriate means
for their preservation or development. It shall also be the duty of the
historical commission to collect materials illustrative of the history
of Hazel Park and to deposit such materials in those public institutions
or educational institutions within the city which the commission deems
most suitable for their safe preservation and use. The commission may,
from time to time, publish historical studies related to the city. The
commission shall classify, arrange, index, and preserve historical records
so that they may be available for public use.
(Ord. 379 § 5, 1966)
2.48.060 Acceptance of moneys
The historical commission shall have the power, with the consent
of the city council, to accept donations of money, personal property, and
real estate for historical purposes. Such donations shall vest in the city
subject to the control of the historical commission in accordance with
the deed, devise, bequest, or grant of such property. Gifts of money shall
be deposited in special accounts by the city treasurer from which disbursements
shall be made by resolution of the historical commission, subject to concurrence
or the city council.
(Ord. 379 § 6, 1966)