City's Preservation Planner Position Goes From Full-Time to Part-Time

City of Geneva's Preservation Planner Karla Kaulfuss starts as a 20-hour employee on May 1.

One of the signs of a city pulling back on its spending is staffing, and Geneva's austerity is showing with the reduction in hours for its historic preservation planner.

Preservation Planner Karla Kaulfuss told members of the Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday that her full-time position would change to a part-time one beginning May 1.

"I just wanted to make sure you knew," she told commissioners at the close of the meeting, at which the HPC looked at a  for the Mike Simon-owned property at 23 S. Third St.

Kaulfuss said she would be working 20 hours a week, most likely in two, 10-hour days, on Mondays and Tuesdays. She said those two days make the most sense because they are the days when City Council, Committee of the Whole and Historic Preservation Commission meetings are scheduled.

Presently, the preservation planner position encompasses a variety of duties from serving on the city's Safety Committee to applications review to ordinance review and many others under the Community Development Department.

"My role will be to focus only on preservation," Kaulfuss told commissioners Tuesday.

Here are links to some of the tasks and schedules of Geneva's Historic Preservation Commission, all found on the city of Geneva website.


Designated Historic Properties in the City of Geneva

HPC Meeting Packets, Agendas, & Minutes

2012 HPC Meetings Schedules and Application Deadlines

HPC Review Application Form

City of Geneva Building Permit Application

Information about the Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Historic Preservation Plan

Design Guidelines for Historic Properties

Guide to Landmark/Historic District Designation

HPC Guide to Windows

HPC Special Projects


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