The Heritage Resource Commission (HRC) is a seven-member board appointed by the Town Council and responsible for establishing criteria for identifying historic sites, inventorying and protecting these sites, and developing preservation incentives for property owners. The HRC has the authority to recommend the adoption of standards to the Town Council for the alteration, construction, rehabilitation, restoration, or removal of designated improvements and to enforce these standards through the review of building permit and development applications. The review process provides an opportunity for public comment on proposed changes to historic structures and the design of new buildings in the historic downtown area.