1-19A-26Determining heritage areas.

The board shall consider the following when determining if a county, municipality, or township is designated as a heritage area:

(1)    Whether there is an established program which interprets the entirety of the historic properties to both the residents and visiting public of the proposed heritage area;

(2)    Whether there is an adopted and actively implemented historic preservation plan encompassing all of the historic properties within the proposed heritage area;

(3)    Whether there is a demonstrated ability to use historic properties within the proposed heritage area to contribute to the economic welfare of this state;

(4)    Whether the proposed heritage area is readily identifiable to the visiting public;

(5)    Whether there are established effective partnerships among public, private, and nonprofit entities appropriate for the protection and promotion of the proposed heritage area; and

(6)    Whether the quality of the preservation, interpretation, and management of the proposed heritage area meets the standards established by the board.

Source: SL 1994, ch 17, § 2.