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INPUT ASKED ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION 5-YEAR PLAN

Dec. 4, 2003 – A public hearing relating to historic preservation in the territory is scheduled for Dec. 15 on St. Thomas, according to a release from the Planning and Natural Resources Department.
The V.I. Historic Preservation Office will solicit public comment on its proposed five-year plan for 2003-2008 at the meeting, which will take place at its headquarters on Government Hill, just down from the Office of Lieutenant Governor. The hearing is set from 5:30 to about 8 p.m.
The plan "states the goals and objectives for the next five-year planning cycle," a DPNR release stated.
According to the release, the document "provides a thematic framework for the study of the islands' prehistory and history and briefly outlines the range of cultural resources known to exist throughout the islands." It also summarizes preservation efforts to date and related legislation, along with the outlook for proposed efforts.
With 2003 nearly at its end, it was not clear how the year would be included in the plan.
Two St. Croix hearings on the draft plan also are scheduled — Dec. 11 in Christiansted and Dec. 12 in Frederiksted.
Copies of the draft five-year plan are available to the public at the Historic Preservation Office, at 17 Kongens Gade. At the hearing, marked-up copies of the plan will be collected, along with comments and questions, the release stated. For more information, call 776-8605.

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