The Historic Preservation Commission consists of 5 regular members and 2 alternate members. At least 1 member shall be designated of each of the following classes:
Class A: A person who is knowledgeable in building design and construction or architectural history and who may reside outside the municipality.
Class B: A person who is knowledgeable or with a demonstrated interest in local history and who may reside outside the municipality.
Class C: Citizens of the municipality who shall hold no other municipal office, position or employment except for membership on the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment. At least 1 Class C member shall be the owner of commercial property within Madison.
Alternate Members: Alternate members shall meet the qualifications of Class C members. At the time of appointment, alternate members shall be designated as "Alternate Number 1" and "Alternate Number 2." Of the 5 regular members, a total of at least 1 less than a majority shall be of Classes A and B.
All members are appointed by the Mayor. The Commission elects a Chairman and Vice-Chairman from its members and selects a Secretary who may or may not be a member of the Commission or a municipal employee. The term of office is 4 years for regular members and 2 years for alternates.