The Historical Commission is appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
It is the responsibility of the Historical Commission to work with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Town of Dover to identify, preserve and protect the historical resources of the Town, be they town records and documents or buildings and other structures. In addition, it is the body that administers the Dover Demolition Delay By-law, which was passed by Town Meeting in May 1996.
Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities
There shall be a seven-member Historical Commission appointed by the Board of Selectmen on a rotating basis of two or three members each year for three-year terms. The Historical Commission’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 40, Section 8D and Chapter 40C, Section 14.