Boards & Committees
The Committee was created in December 2010 with the following information presented for guidance in the form of a Town Board Resolution:
WHEREAS, the Town of Nassau has identified the need for the development of ongoing events, programs, information and study of historic preservation opportunities and resources for the residents of the Town; and
WHEREAS, such activities and research would serve to build community pride and respect for the Town’s historic assets and history; and
WHEREAS, previously the Town of Nassau Bicentennial Committee provided events and opportunities to celebrate Nassau and its people; and
WHEREAS, members of the Town have expressed interest in continuing to support the development of such opportunities and celebrating the shared history of Nassau long after the Town’s 200th Anniversary; and
WHEREAS, the Town has limited financial resources to assist in this effort but there exists community support in the form of potential fundraising, donations of time, and materials; and
WHEREAS, other funding sources include potential grants available through private entities as well as the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and other federal, state or county sources;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as follows:
1. The Town Board of the Town of Nassau does hereby authorize the creation and formation of an Advisory Committee to be named the “Town Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation” to replace the Town’s “Bicentennial Committee.”
2. Such Committee shall be composed of not more than five (5) members, including a chairman, who shall all be selected by and serve at the pleasure of the Town Board.
3. That such Committee shall explore the planning and development of ongoing events, programs, information and study of historic preservation opportunities and resources for the residents of the Town; and seek to coordinate and provide information and education to the general public to make the population more aware of the history of Nassau.
4. Such Town Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation shall report to the Town Board on a regular basis concerning its progress and may provide advice or recommendations to the Town Board from time to time concerning the aforementioned subjects.
6. Such Committee, being only advisory to the Town Board, shall not be authorized to spend funds, to make purchases, to enter into contracts or to commit the Town to any course of action unless specifically authorized by the Town Board