Clean Sedalia Committee hears presentation on CLGs

June 19, 2013

in Local

By Brian Pettis
Staff writer

On Tuesday night, members of the Citizens For A Clean Sedalia Ad Hoc Committee met at the Municipal Building to discuss a recent clean up event and listen to a presentation on Certified Local Governments by Joann Raditec.

Certified Local Governments (CLGs) are local governments that have established historic preservation programs that meet certain standards which make them eligible to be partners with the State Historic preservation office and the National Park Service in the nation’s historic preservation program.

“Sedalia has some very wonderful historic resources. For a town this size, it’s outstanding.” Raditec said.

A total of 53 communities in Missouri are now CLGs, which allows them to apply for a variety of competitive grants. One such grant pays for city staff to attend training sessions to become local experts on historic preservation.

This was presented as one option among many for the city to choose from as a means of preserving certain historical buildings and areas.

The Committee also discussed their June 1st cleanup event. It was stated that the turnout, while not as high as in previous events, was still considered a success. Finding ways to get more volunteers in the future was stressed as an important issue.

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