Please read the email below from Cathy Slusser with Chip Shore’s office.
Send an email to Suzie Dobbs, Community Development Manager, suzie.dobbs and ask her to include historic preservation in their plan Community Block Development Grant funds. This needs to be done today as they are having a meeting tonight.
From: Cathy Slusser
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:30 AM
Subject: Please forward to your e-mail lists asap
I apologize for the lateness of this request, but I did not understand the process in place for suggesting to the Manatee County Community Development Division what priorities they should put in their upcoming five year plan regarding Community Block Development Grant funds. I just came from a meeting where I learned that to get historic preservation into that plan, we need an outpouring of community support. It is not currently in their list of proposed priorities.
In the past, these funds, which come from the Federal Government, have been used for historic preservation projects that meet certain criteria such as reducing slum and blight. The Burton Store in Cortez is an example of one such project that benefitted from this type of funds.
If you can, please go to an Open House today from 9-11 at the Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard, Bradenton, or tonight from 5-7 at the South County Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. There will be forms that you can fill out and add under “other”, “Historic Preservation”.
Or if you cannot attend, you can e-mail Suzie Dobbs, Community Development Manager, suzie.dobbs and ask her to include historic preservation in their plan.
It is imperative that you do this today as today is the last day they are seeking input. Again, I apologize for the lateness of this request. I thought the meeting was to just for discussion and did not realize that they were actually looking at the number of comments that they received for a priority.
Any questions, please feel free to call me, (941) 741-4070.
Thank you, Cathy
Cathy Slusser, Deputy Director
Historical Resources & Public Relations
For R.B. "Chips" Shore
Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Manatee County Historical Records Library
1405 4th Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
"Pride in Service with a Vision to the Future"