Voice Your Objection to the Historic District!
The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) posted the official proposed Eastmoreland Historic District on its website on December 15, 2016. The proposal will go before the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) in February 2017, and to the National Park Service (NPS) in May 2017. National Park Service action is expected by July 2017.
The only way to prevent the historic district from going into effect is for 50% + 1 of the property owners in the proposed district – regardless of whether your home is categorized as "contributing" or "non-contributing" – to file notarized objections with SHPO. Notarized objections can be filed with SHPO starting December 15. While the objections must be filed before the NPS acts, if the required number of objections are filed with SHPO prior to the February meeting of the SACHP, it is unlikely the historic district would go forward.
(Note: Only those that live within the designated boundaries of the proposed historic district can submit a notarized objection that will count towards the 50% + 1 objection requirement. Those that do not live within the designated boundaries, however, can submit a letter of objection to SHPO at 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301.)
You can come to a public notary event to fill out and submit your objection, or do it yourself.
come to a PUBLIC notary EVENT
If you're interested in hosting a notary event, please let us know!
SUBMIT AN OBJECTION yourself
Make sure you can object. See this guide! Your household may have multiple votes, and you can object regardless of whether your home was categorized as "contributing" or "non-contributing".
Print and fill out the objection form.
Sign the objection form in the presence of a notary public. Get the form notarized.
Mail it to: Ian Johnson, Oregon SHPO, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301
Important! Your form needs to be notarized. You will need a valid photo ID for the notary public.
Some nearby notaries:
Free for US Bank customers
7000 SE Milwaukie
Free for US Bank customers, $10 fee for non-customers
4727 SE Woodstock Blvd
Bank of America
Free for Bank of America customers
6512 SE Milwaukie Ave
Both locations $10 fee
4207 SE Woodstock
1327 SE Tacoma
Motschenbacher & blattner
Free for Eastmoreland Residents
117 SW Taylor Street, 3rd Floor
(Indicate that you live in Eastmoreland, and you want to complete an objection form and have it notarized)
Free for Wells Fargo customers and non-customers
6646 SE Milwaukie Ave
Free for Chase customers
4700 SE Woodstock Blvd
Both locations free for Key customers
8112 SE 13th Ave
4600 SE Woodstock Blvd
ONPOINT CREDIT UNION
Free for OnPoint customers
8085 SE 13th Ave
SPREAD THE WORD
Talk to your neighbors about what's at stake, and let them know about the consequences of the historic district.
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