In December 2009 the Isleton Historical Preservation Stakeholder Committee was formed to help develop historical goals for the City of Isleton. The committee developed policies and objectives to advance the historical interest of the city.
Ordinance Number 05-2011 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Isleton Adopting a Historical Preservation Ordinance and Accompanying Negative Declaration was approved on August 24th, 2011. Per Ordinance Number 05-2011 1.03 the City established a historical review board consisting of (see below 2023-02 update of Ordinance 05-2011):
One Historical Society Member: Pam Bulahan
Two Public Members: William Bodenhamer & Vacant
Two Planning Commissioners: Jack Chima & Vacant
FOR BUILDING OWNERS IN THE HISTORICAL DISTRICT
- The Review Board has responsibility for "procedures and policies" for historic preservation established by the City's Ordinance 2023-02 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Isleton Amending Ordinance 05-2011 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Isleton Adopting a Historic Preservation Ordinance and Accompanying Negative Declaration . The process is generally triggered by an application to the City for a building permit. All Main St. buildings come under this Ordinance.
- Building plans are reviewed by the City's Building Inspector. He would advise you regarding adding a second story and any other structural matters. He is responsible for issuing the building permit.
- The property owner must obtain a binder with Ordinance 2023-02 and guidelines for Main Street building alterations, demolitions, etc. It contains photographs of architectural elements that are unique to the Historic District. You can pick up the Review Board's binder at any time at City Hall and or download the package below (also on the forms page). Please review, complete and return to City Hall with a $50 non-refundable fee.
- The binder includes an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA), which you would complete and submit to the Review Board for approval.
- Please don't hesitate to call if you wish to discuss your alteration/rebuilding plans. The Review Board would be happy to informally hear them and advise as to possible next steps.
- We welcome any efforts by property owners to preserve Isleton's unique historical district.
PAINTING ANY HISTORICAL BUILDING ON MAIN STREET
- A Certificate Of Appropriateness will need to be completed.
- Color scheme needs to reflect the period of significance, dates 1926 through 1941 (1920s-1940s). This can be done by a google search of paint colors from a selected date; for example, “paint colors from the 1930’s”. A spectrum of colors can then be found and chosen.
- When filling out the COA, reference where the paint color information came from (i.e. “google paint color images 1930’s, Sherman Williams Paint Colors 1930’s, etc). Include paint color samples, and details of painting scheme (trim color, door color, building color, etc.)
- Filling out the COA helps the City maintain its database on the buildings within the historical district (a requirement for the city to attain Local Government Certification from the Sacramento Office of Historic Preservation).
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS PACKAGE (COA) (you can find these documents under the forms tab also)
- COA Application
- Design Guidelines
- City of Isleton Historic Preservation updated 05-15-19
- Ordinance No. 2023-02 ORDINANCE NO. 2023-02 Amending Ordinance 05-2011 Adopting a Historic Preservation Ordinance
- Ordinance 05-2011 Adopting a Historic Preservation Ordinance and Accompanying Negative Declaration
- Review Board Steps and Examples
- Additional Photos - Acceptable Design Characteristics for Historic District
- National Register of Historic Places Certification and Architectural Overview