The purpose of the Historic Commission is to:
1. Promote and encourage historic research with respect to the City;
2. To faster and promote public knowledge of and interest in the history of the City, as well as other local and national history;
3. To study all buildings and structures located in the City which have historic or architectural significance; and
4. To make recommendations to the City Council relating to acquisition of historic sites, possible regulations to preserve and protect landmark buildings and sites and other places of historic interest and the marking of places of historic interest with suitable monuments, plaques or markers.