The New Richland Historic Preservation Commission was developed in April of 2002. The board of commissioners consists of five (5) members, shall be nominated by the New Richland City Council; one shall be nomianted by the New Richland Area Historical Society. All members are appointed by the City Council. If interested please e-mail or call the city hall at (507)465-3514.
The most recent project the Historic Preservation Commission has been involved in is nominating the Oddfellows Building on the National Register of Historic Places. An application for a grant has been submitted to renevate the building.
The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to:
- engage in a comprehensive program of historical resources of the City of New Richland.
- to disignate heritage preservation sites.
- act in a resource and advisory capacity to the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Board on matters relating to heritage preservation
- act in a resource and advisory capacity to owners of historically significant sites regarding their preservation, restoration and rehabilitation.
- promote the continueing education of the residents of New Richland with respect to the civic and architechtural heritage of the City of New Richland.
- maintain a public resgister of designated and proposed heritage preservation sites.
- such other duties and responsiblities as determined by the City Council.