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Meeting on benefits of Mathews becoming CLG set for Feb. 13

A meeting on the benefits of Mathews County becoming a Certified Local Government through the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the historic courthouse.

The CLG program, which was established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, is a partnership between local governments, the federal historic preservation program, and the state historic preservation office, which in Virginia is the Department of Historic Resources.

Tim Hill, president of Preservation Mathews, said that the program provides technical assistance and grant funding to communities that establish sound preservation programs, along with credentials of quality for those programs, in their communities.

According to a slide presentation given by Lori Black and Dee Russell, which was provided by Hill, the grant funds may be used to survey architectural and archaeological resources, to rehabilitate buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, ...

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