Friday, May 8, 2009

Certified Local Government

The City of Centralia is pleased to announce that the City has recently acquired Certified Local Government (CLG) status. This past winter, the City of Centralia and the Centralia Preservation Commission applied to acquire CLG status from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) in order to better serve the interests of those who value the preservation of our historic landmarks and buildings. Obtaining CLG Status would enable our Commission to participate in the various training and educational opportunities that come from belonging to a larger network of preservation commissions within the State. Furthermore, the financial resources available from IHPA would help assist in the implementation of our local preservation programs. Owners of historic homes or buildings can apply for the property tax assessment freeze program and tax credits through the IHPA.