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Historic Resources Board Accomplishments
Historic Resources Board Accomplishments (2000-2012) 

2000 –
The 1st Historic Resources Board (HRB) is formed and consists of the following Members:  Harry Iceland (Chairman); Patricia Magrogan; Vicki Silver; Patricia Walsh and Ken Rice. The 1st HRB meeting is on May 8, 2000.  

2001 –
The Town is awarded a matching grant from the Florida Department of State – Division of Historical Resources to complete a historical structure and archaeological resources survey. The HRB is expanded to seven members, Chris Edwards and William Upthegrove are appointed to the Board.  

2003 –
The historic and archaeological preservation division of the Town Code is amended to establish sections pertaining to historic and archaeological variances, other incentives and tax exemptions for locally designated historic sites. Jamie Stuve is appointed to the Board.  

2004 – The Town is granted a land patent from the U.S. Department of Interior for the 17.8 acres of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Reservation property for recreation and public purposes. The property includes the historic WWII Naval Housing Building. Wendy Harrison and Alyse Porter are appointed to the Board.  

2005 – The HRB approves an archaeological Certificate to Dig for the River Hammock project residential properties, which is located along the north shore of the Loxahatchee River. The Town Council approves $1 million for the renovation of the WWII Naval Housing Building. Joan Hudiburg is appointed to the Board.  

2006 – The Town Council approves the new Sawfish Bay Park as the Town's 1st local historically designated site. The HRB approves Florida Historical Markers for the WWII Naval Housing Building and Sawfish Bay Park. On December 7, 2006 the WWII Naval Housing Building is rededicated and is the new home of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society.  

2007 – The HRB approves two archaeological Certificates to Dig for the portion of Palm Beach County's Riverbend park located in the Town. The HRB provides text to Palm Beach County to be used for a Riverbend Park 2nd Seminole War Florida Historical Marker. William Wood is appointed to the Board.  

2008 – The Town Council approves the WWII Naval Housing Building as the Town's 2nd local historically designated site. The HRB approves Florida Historical Markers for Historic Military Trial and the Historic Jupiter School. The HRB provides text to Palm Beach County to be used for another Riverbend Park 2nd Seminole War Florida Historical Marker. Paul Drahnak is appointed to the Board.  

2009 – The Town Council approves the Jupiter Inlet Village Marina property as the Town's 3rd local historically designated site. The HRB approves Florida Historical Markers for the Jupiter Lifesaving Station and the Celestial Railroad. Nilsa Zacarias and Vincent DeVito are appointed to the Board.     

2010 – The Town Council approves the Jupiter Civic Center building as the Town's 4th local historically designated site. The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (PBC-BCC) renames a portion of Riverbend Park to "Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park." This new name had previously been jointly recommended to the PBC-BCC by the Historic Resources Board and the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (JILONA) Comprehensive Management Plan is approved by all JILONA partners (U.S. Department of the interior - Bureau of Land Management, Palm Beach County, Town of Jupiter, Village of Tequesta and the Loxahatchee River Historical Society).

2011 - The Town Council approves a Comprehensive Plan amendment to include the historic Jupiter Presbyterian Church (circa 1920) as a historically significant structure meriting Town protection. The HRB approves the Florida Historical Marker for the Jupiter Inlet Shipwrecks. Carlos Bonilla is appointed to the Board.

2012 - The historic Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Jupiter Train Depot (circa 1915) is moved from the Village of Tequesta to the Town's Sawfish Bay Park. The Loxahatchee Guild will be working with the Town to fundraise and restore the Train Depot. The Town Council approves an amendment to the historic and archaeological preservation division of the Town Code to allow up to three non-residents serve as HRB members. David Drahos, Lynn Drake and Don Youatt are appointed to the Board.