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Committee formed to oversee Berwyn historic district search

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 3:19 p.m. CDT

BERWYN – Berwyn was recently awarded an Illinois Historic Preservation Agency grant for $17,500, which will be used to identify and recommend a historic district that qualifies for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

The City of Homes Organization will provide a matching sum of $7,500, making available a total of $25,000 to hire a consultant to survey the city and determine what area qualifies as a historic district.

The city will seek additional grant support to offset any other costs if needed.

The City Council approved the formation of the National Historic Nomination Ad-Hoc Committee when it met Aug. 12 to oversee the project that officials say will bring much deserved recognition of Berwyn.

Committee members include Nasri AbiMansour, Brian Brock, Linda Gutfield, Elizabeth Kurr, Emilio Padilla, Michael Plummer, Alderman Cesar Santoy, Christina Shorner and Alicia Ruiz.

The committee will draft agendas and schedule meetings on an as-needed basis in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. It also will evaluate bids and make a recommendation for approval by the City Council.

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