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File #: 21-4175    Version: 1 Name: HLC#21-007: Discussion and Possible Action on the Vision and Annual Preservation Goals for 2021-2022
Type: Consideration Item Status: Consideration
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: Historic Landmark Commission
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: HLC#21-007: Discussion and Possible Action on the Vision and Annual Preservation Goals for 2021-2022
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HLC#21-007: Discussion and Possible Action on the Vision and Annual Preservation Goals for 2021-2022

Description/History
On August 13, 2020, the Commission approved a vision and preservation goals for the fiscal year from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. The goals included items the Commission would like to accomplish during the year.

The 2020/21 adopted vision and annual preservation goals were as follows:

· Vision: “The Historic Landmark Commission exists to preserve the past and educate the public on the uniqueness of Mansfield.”

· Annual Preservation Goals:

1) Identify and prioritize Mansfield's historic resources.
a) Work with the Tarrant County Historic Preservation Commission on updating the Historic Resources Survey as part of a county-wide effort.

2) Develop incentives for historic preservation in conjunction with the City Council.
a) Formulate a proposal for incentives such as tax abatements, low-interest loans, and grants to promote the restoration, rehabilitation and reuse of historic resources and discourage the demolition of these resources.
b) Hold a joint work session with the City Council to present the historic preservation incentive program and discuss funding mechanisms for the program.

3) Promote the work of the Historic Landmark Commission.
a) Produce an annual report of the Commission's activities to educate the public on the Commission's role and the need for historic preservation.

4) Increase the Commission's public engagement programs.
a) Promote related events for Preservation Month, May 2021
b) Send information to the owners of historic properties describing the benefits and incentives for becoming a designated historic landmark.
c) Work with the Museum to produce short educational videos on historic buildings, museum exhibits and other preservation topics

Staff would like to discuss recommendations for goals for the upcoming year at the meeting. The next fiscal year begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30...

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