- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago suburb will charge an application fee for designating historic landmarks and districts for the first time since adopting an historic preservation law in 1982.

The Daily-Herald (bit.ly/20nKL5L) reports the Geneva City Council instituted the $500 fee Monday.

Geneva Alderman Mike Bruno says the new fee will deter people from applying. His was the only “no” vote.

But Alderman Don Cummings says the fee shouldn’t stop applicants.

Those interested in designating a historic landmark can also submit an application to the Historic Preservation Commission. The city will pay the fee If the application is accepted.

Geneva is not the only suburb that requires a nomination fee. Applications for landmarks or historic districts cost $50 to $300 in Elgin and require a $200 deposit. Elmhurst charges $100 for non-owners.

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Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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