Council Discusses Preservation Ordinance

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Council Discusses Preservation Ordinance

Published on October 02, 2013 by Larry Crippen

One of the central topics for discussion at Tuesday night’s Huntsville City Council session was an historic preservation ordinance.

During a public hearing local property owner George Russell, who owns several homes of historical significance in the community, commented on the ordinance and how he had long looked forward to having one.

Mayor Mac Woodward later added to Mr. Russell’s comments . . . .

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Mayor Woodward also said, “It gives us the ability to become a Certified Local Government” community. This would allow the possibility of grants and state funding. He said it would also make possible “adaptive reuse of historic property.” He also emphasized, “This is not designed for the City of Huntsville to take people’s property and tell them what to do with it.”

This was a first reading of the ordinance. It will be reviewed again and improvements to the document will be considered.

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