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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

City of Burnet Historical Board

Small town governments in Texas are getting serious about their history. It's no longer just the purview of the big cities. History is no longer the private reserve of the locale illuminatti. They want to make sure history is positioned to attract the tourist dollar and to provide the spark for today's and tommorow's visionaries of innovation by having their history clearly available. The City of Burnet Historical Board is active designating landmarks, districts, issuing certificates of appropriateness, and monitoring demolitionis.

The goals include (a) Protect and enhance the landmarks and districts which represent distinctive elements of Burnet's historic, architectural, and cultural heritage;
(b) Foster civic pride in the accomplishments of the past;
(c) Protect and enhance The City of Burnet's attractiveness to visitors and the support and stimulus to the economy thereby provided;
(d) Insure the harmonious, orderly, and efficient growth and development of the city;
(e) Promote economic prosperity and welfare of the community by encouraging the most appropriate use of such property within the city;
(f) Encourage stabilization, restoration, and improvements of such properties and their values.


Congratulations Burnet!

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