The Northport Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight to consider making permanent.
The local law, passed last winter, requires that plans to demolish or renovate houses a century or more in age be vetted by an architectural review board. It applies only to work that requires a permit, not cosmetic changes like siding changes, installing doors or windows, or paint colors.
A sunset provision was included with the law's passage, mandating that the law would lapse on March 2012 unless the Board of Trustees acted to extend it or make it permanent.
Village Clerk Donna Koch said the law has been well-received by residents since it was passed. "If there was a lot of controversy or problems they would have looked at it and maybe rescinded it, but everything's been really good."
No prior registration is required to speak at tonight's public hearing in Village Hall.