• Nominations sought for 'Mayor's Awards'
BROOKINGS – Mayor Tim Reed and the Brookings Historic Preservation Commission are looking to honor city residents who have completed restoration projects that continue to preserve the city's sense of its history. Those who do so in a commendable fashion will be officially recognized with one of several "Mayor's Awards" for "restoring and preserving historic structures in Brookings."
To be eligible for an award, a building must be at least 50 years old, with the exception of new construction in old neighborhoods. Included are residential, commercial and public buildings, and landscapes.
Judging criteria include appropriateness to style; accuracy to date of construction; quality of workmanship; and sensitivity to surroundings.
Exterior work categories include: skin restoration, such as painting and siding; sympathetic addition – for example, new construction in an old neighborhood; overall restoration; and historically appropriate landscaping.
Interior categories include: adaptive, non-original use of a historic structure; architectural restoration, but not decorative; and new addition adaptation of an existing historic structure, such as its fixtures or woodwork.
To obtain a nomination form, contact City Clerk Shari Thornes at City Hall, 520 Third St, 607-8641; or visit the city website at www.cityofbrookings.org.
Deadline for submission of a nomination is July 9, 2012.