VOL. 110 | NO. 78 | Friday, April 19, 1996
04-19 Govt briefs
City Councilman E. C. Jones will sponsor a town hall meeting at the Ed Rice Community Center at 2907 N. Watkins St. on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is the first of three meetings Jones is sponsoring in District 1. In addition to Jones, representatives from the Memphis Police Department, the Division of Public Works and the Greater Memphis Neighborhood Watch Inc. are scheduled to attend.
The Shelby County Assessor of Propertys office mailed 35,000 personal property notices and 18,000 assessment change notices today. The personal property notices will notify taxpayers of their 1996 personal property appraisals and assessments. If their assessment was forced (no value sent by taxpayer by filing deadline), the notice will provide information about filing an appeal with the Shelby County Board of Equalization. Assessment change notices can be appealed to the assessor by May 31 by calling, writing or visiting one of two office locations. For information, call 576-4851.
The Certified Local Government program is now available to assist communities in preserving and enhancing their historical resources. The program is a local, state and federal government partnership that has become a major avenue of support and guidance to communities. In addition to eligibility for application for CLG grants, local governments receive other benefits from CLG certification. Among these are establishment of a close working relationship between the community and state historic preservation offices and access to expert technical assistance. Grants for CLG members are appropriated annually by Congress and awarded by the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service and state historic preservation offices. Information about the program is available from Stephen Morris, CLG coordinator, National Park Service in Washington, D.C., at (202) 343-9516. Tennessees CLG program contact is Nancy Jane Baker at the Tennessee Historical Commission at (615) 532-1562.