Bath Council appoints Landmarks Commission
Jeanne Mozier informed the Town of Bath Council that former councilwoman Nancy Harvey has stepped down as chair of the town’s Landmarks Commission but will stay on as a member.
Mozier asked the council at their Tuesday evening, October 18 meeting to appoint her as chairwoman and to appoint Betty Lou Harmison, Larry Lower and Ryan Rebant to join her and Harvey on the commission.
The council unanimously voted to make the recommended appointments.
By ordinance the commission is made up of four town residents and one at large member, each serving a one year term. Mozier said she would like the ordinance amended so members can serve longer terms.
Mozier and Harmison are historians in their own right and recently co-authored the book Images of America, Berkeley Springs, a photo history of the town.
As founding chair of the Landmarks Commission, Harvey oversaw the research and efforts that went into obtaining the Bath Historic District designation.
Lower is the co-chairman of the Streetscape Committee and takes an active role in many town projects. Rebant, a former councilman, is one of the town’s leading businessmen as an owner and manager of Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals.
The commission will meet in the town council chambers and will set a regular meeting day and time each month, Mozier said.