Final Steps

Final Steps

1.      Filing of Land Records

The legislative body, when it accepts the final report of the Study Committee and passes an ordinance, must transmit a copy of the ordinance, including a legal description of the area to be included in the LHD or LHP to the he municipal clerk. The ordinance should then be recorded in the land records of the municipality and indexed under the names of the owners of record by the municipal clerk.

2.      Appointment of Commissioners

Once the proposed LHD or LHP has been established, the Study Committee will cease to exist, and the HDC or HPC will take its place, assuming all the roles and responsibilities outlined by the local ordinance and the enabling statute. The local ordinance establishes the authority to appoint commission members.