STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES
67-4604. Powers and duties of commissions. Any county or city historic preservation commission established pursuant to this act shall be authorized to:
a. Conduct a survey of local historic properties.
b. Acquire fee and lesser interests in historic properties, including adjacent or associated lands, by purchase, bequest or donation, but shall not be authorized to acquire historic properties by condemnation.
c. Preserve, restore, maintain and operate historic properties under the ownership or control of the commission.
d. Lease, sell and otherwise transfer or dispose of historic properties subject to rights of public access and other covenants and in a manner that will preserve the property.
e. Contract, with the approval of the local governing body, with the state or federal government, or any agency of either, or with any other organization.
f. Cooperate with the federal, state and local governments in the pursuance of the objectives of historic preservation.
g. Participate in the conduct of land use, urban renewal and other planning processes undertaken by the county or city.
h. Recommend ordinances and otherwise provide information for the purposes of historic preservation to the county or city governing body.
i. Promote and conduct an educational and interpretive program on historic properties within its jurisdiction.
j. Enter, solely in performance of its official duties and only at reasonable times, upon private lands for examination or survey thereof. However, no member, employee or agent of the commission may enter any private property, building or structure without the express consent of the owner or occupant thereof.
[67-4604, added I.C., sec. 67-4604, as added by 1975, ch. 142, sec. 2, p. 324.]