Governor Tomblin presents Greenbrier County Commission with $7,000 in State Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grant funding, highlighting the importance of preserving West Virginia’s history (Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office)
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this week highlighted the importance of preserving West Virginia’s history. He presented $410,409 in Records Management and Preservation Board grant funds and $79,950 in survey and planning grant funds.
The Greenbrier County Commission received a $12,316 Records Management and Preservation Board Grant to scan and index will books, purchase roller shelving for deed books and rebind the assessor’s copies of land books in the county clerk’s office, rebind civil and criminal index books in the circuit clerk’s office, purchase roller shelving surface tables in the county clerk’s office, and purchase a high-volume, cross-cut shredder to dispose of confidential records that have exceeded the retention requirement in the circuit clerk’s office.
The City of Ronceverte/Historic Landmark Commission also received a grant from the Records Management and Preservation Board of $13,650 to prepare an historic structures conditions report to guide in the repair of brick pavers on Pocahontas Avenue and Spruce Street in Ronceverte.
The Greenbrier County Commission also received a $7,000 Survey and Planning Grant to conduct an architectural survey of the area south of I-64 in Greenbrier County.
The Records Management and Preservation Board was created by the West Virginia Legislature in 2000 to develop a system of records management and preservation for county governments. Following a review of application submissions, the Board recommended projects to improve management, storage conditions, access, and preservation of public records held in county offices.
For more information about the Records Management and Preservation Board’s annual grant program or the work of the Records Management and Preservation Board, contact Denise Ferguson, county records archivist for West Virginia Archives and History of the WV Division of Culture and History, by phone at 304-558-0230, ext. 150 or by e-mail at .
Survey and planning grants are for projects involving architectural and archaeological surveys; preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations; heritage education programs relating to preservation activities; pre-development activities; comprehensive planning documents; and development projects. The State Historic Preservation Office provided recommendations to the Archives and History Commission, which made the final grant determinations.
For more information about the survey and planning grants or a complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, visit the division’s website at www.wvculture.org/shpo, or contact Pam Brooks, grants coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office, at 304-558-0240, ext. 720 or .