In April 2001, the Nicholasville City Commission adopted and established a historic preservation commission with the passing of ordinance 366-2001. But at that time it failed to adopt historic district boundaries and rules property owners must abide by. Wini Yunker, chairwoman of the historic preservation commission, brought this to the attention of the mayor and city commissioners during Monday’s meeting. “It came to our attention last August that we actually have no power,” Yunker said. During Monday¿s meeting, Yunker asked the city commission to establish a historic district boundary and set guidelines on what property owners could do to the property designated as historic. Yunker requested the following properties to be included in the downtown historic district: ¿ First Baptist Church, located at 200 S. York St. ¿ Bethel Church, located at 110 N. York St. ¿ South First Street from Maple Street to 209 1st St. This stretch, Yunker said, contains the oldest house in Nicholasville which was built by John Metcalf. The area also contains a log structure at 109 S. 1st St. North 1st Street to be extended to include the log house at 201 N. 1st St. ¿ North 2nd Street to 201 N. 2nd St., which, Yunker said, is Nicholasville¿s oldest brick house. ¿ 400 and 401 W. Maple St., which are the locations of two unique early 1930 style houses, and ¿ Court Row, located next to the court house. Yunker said the group focused on a core downtown area, even though there were many other areas within city limits that are also worthy of historic designation, using the example of the Duncan House on North Main Street. ¿That¿s very old, but look how far it is from the downtown area,¿ Yunker said. Before the city can establish a historic district map, property owners must be notified and a zone change from either commercial or residential to historical district must occur, Nicholasville planning director Greg Bohnett said. ¿They (property owners) will be notified that the zone change is being submitted, so you¿ll have a public hearing,¿ he said. ¿It will be handled first by the planning commission and then it¿s going to come back to you all. You¿ll also have to adopt design guidelines saying what people can and cannot do to their properties.¿ After hearing this, Mayor Russ Meyer asked Yunker to schedule an open house where property owners could come in and ask questions. No date had been set for the open house as of Wednesday morning.