What is a CLG?
A CLG is a unit of local (town, city or county) government that has met the requirements of, and has applied for, certification to become a fully participating partner in national and state historic preservation programs. Requirements include passage of an ordinance committing the local government to developing and maintaining an historic preservation program along with a set of management policies, rules and procedures supportive of the professional principles of, and the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for, historic preservation. Upon certification, the CLG may apply for competitive grants to undertake its historic preservation program to protect and enhance the CLG’s historic resources.
What is an Historic Preservation Commission?
The Historic Preservation Commission is a body of local citizens appointed by the chief elected official of the Certified Local Government to implement the designated historic preservation programs and provisions of its own historic preservation ordinance and to conduct the historic preservation business of the CLG on behalf of the local government.
What advantages does the community gain by joining the CLG program?
What Responsibilities does a CLG incur?
Is financial assistance available?
Each year the North Dakota Historic Preservation Office allocates approximately $60,000 for individual CLGs, through a competitive application process. Monies received must be matched with 40% of more of local funds or in kind donations.
How does the CLG program affect me, as an owner of an historic property?
The Historic Preservation Commission may serve as the community’s first source of information on current historic preservation laws, practices and standards applicable to the CLG jurisdiction, may help property owners determine the cultural significance of their properties, and may provide assistance with property nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and the North Dakota State Historic Sites Registry, and with advice on the care and management of culturally significant properties. The HPC also serves as the principal liaison between the community and the State Historic Preservation Office and as the community’s historic resource advisor to the local government and its citizens.
Where are the CLGs in North Dakota?
The cities of Buffalo, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, and Grand Forks, as well as Walsh County and Pembina County are all Certified Local Governments. If your historic property lies within the boundaries of one of these local governments, the Historic Preservation Commission or its coordinator should be informed of your decisions regarding your historic property.
How Does a Community Become a CLG?
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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phone: (701) 328-2666
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