01-0331R

RESOLUTION DECLARING HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEK IN DULUTH MAY 13-19, 2001.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

        WHEREAS, May 13-19, 2001 is National Historic Preservation Week; and

        WHEREAS, the theme of this year's preservation week is Restore * Renew * Rediscover Your Historic Neighborhood Schools; 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 13 through May 19, 2001 is hereby declared Duluth Historic Preservation Week.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is the declaration of the city council of Duluth Historic Preservation Week and 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.