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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRes 011304-M - Participate Preserve AmericaA RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, TO JOIN THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION'S (THC) TEXAS MAIN STREET CITIES IN AN EFFORT TO BE NAMED AS A PRESERVE AMERICA DESIGNATED COMMUNITY. WHEREAS, First Lady Laura Bush has launched Preserve America, a historic preservation initiative to encourage and support community efforts for the historic preservation and enjoyment of our cultural and natural heritage assets; WHEREAS, Preserve America is a White House initiative that focuses the President's efforts to preserve our national heritage, support the economic vitality of our communities and increase local participation in preserving the country's irreplaceable cultural and natural heritage assets; WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown, Texas is a historic city, with multiple historic resources and designated historical sites and assets and has demonstrated a commitment to the protection of the community's heritage and the development of Heritage Tourism; WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown has created the National Register Town Square Historic and Downtown Overlay Districts to preserve the Georgetown's unique blend of architecture; WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown has established design guidelines for the Town Square Historic District and created the Historic and Architectural Review Commission to manage and enforce the guidelines; WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown Main Street Program has tracked over $23,000,000 in downtown reinvestment since 1982; WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown Main Street Program has helped develop a Historic Walking Tour to promote the community's historic properties and to promote our cultural heritage; WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown Main Street Program has developed heritage festivals such as the Red Poppy Festival to promote the historical significance of red poppies in Georgetown and to promote the official designation by the Texas Legislature of Georgetown as the "Red Poppy Capital of Texas"; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Findings. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if c opied v erbatim. T he C ity C ouncil hereby finds that this resolution implements the following policies of the Century Plan - Policy Plan Element: Preserve America Resolution No. Page 1 of 2 Pages 1. Governmental Affairs Policy End 6.0, which states: "A high level of cooperation and involvement exists among Georgetown's citizens and governmental organizations." SECTION 2. We hereby direct the City Manager to submit the City of Georgetown, Texas nomination to be designated a Preserve America Community. RESOLVED this /�i� day of _ ,.�--.�-�°, 2004. ATTEST: Sandra D. Lee, City Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: Patricia E. Carls, Brown & Carls, LLP City Attorney THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN: By:2 Gary elon, Mayor Preserve America Resolution No. 0/ 07 Page 2 of 2 Pages