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RESOLUTION DECLARING HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEK IN DULUTH MAY 14-21, 2000.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, May 14-20, 2000 is National Historic Preservation Week; and

WHEREAS, the theme of this year's preservation week is Taking America's Past in the Future; and

WHEREAS, Duluth has an abundance of architecturally and historically significant structures and properties worthy of preservation; and

WHEREAS, many Duluthians have shown their personal commitment to preservation through investments of time and money in their properties; and

WHEREAS, preservation of the community's historic properties contributes to Duluth's uniqueness, attractiveness, livability and economic strength; and

WHEREAS, preservation of Duluth's heritage serves to enhance our community through connecting to the past and investing in irreplaceable community resource.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the city council of the city of Duluth, that the week of May 14 through May 20, 2000 is hereby declared Duluth Historic Preservation week.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Declaration of the city council of Duluth Historic Preservation Week will serve to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving Duluth's roots and heritage thereby strengthening the community's vitality for the future.