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New committee will decide what makes history

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April 15, 2008

Albany -- The City of Albany is getting a new tool to fight blight, and this time it's not just in downtown. The City Commission voted to make changes to the Historic Preservation Commission.

Previously members of that group made the final decision on whether to declare a building in Albany a historical site.

Now, a new committee made up of people appointed by City and Dougherty County Commissioners will have the final say-so. They say that will help them better serve the community.

"We have had some frustrated citizens because there were a number of buildings, houses especially, that they wanted to tear down, but they were not able to tear them down," said Ward II City Commissioners, Dorothy Hubbard.

Eight members will make up this committee, four from the city and four coming from the county.

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