NY State Office of Historic Preservation 2014 CLG Audit

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Message from Julian Adams, CLG Coordinator, NY State Historic Preservation Office

Dear CLG Colleague:

According to National Park Service requirements, each State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) must audit all municipalities participating in the Certified Local Government (CLG) program at least once every four years.  The audit is important in assessing the municipality’s performance as a CLG participant, and allows for tracking preservation activities in local communities.  In addition, it affords the SHPO with an opportunity to provided technical advice and assistance directly to the municipality.

As the New York SHPO, The Division for Historic Preservation of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation conducted an audit of your municipality's CLG activities this year. The audit consisted of an examination of materials required to be kept on file with the SHPO and a site visit to examine local records and meet with CLG representatives and/or members of the local historic preservation review board/commission. 

Attached is a summary of the audit findings, which records performance strengths and weaknesses during the last four program years.  Any noted deficiencies must be adequately addressed and written documentation of   the CLG’s efforts toward this end must be provided to the SHPO within 120 days from receipt of this letter.  Failure to take and/or propose appropriate corrective action will result in the SHPO recommending to the National Park Service that CLG certification should be revoked. 

The SHPO appreciates your community’s involvement in the CLG program and looks forward to our continued partnership regarding historic preservation.  If you have any questions regarding the audit please do not hesitate to contact me at 518-237-8643, ext. 3271 or julian.adams@parks.ny.gov.

2014 Audit Results

Introduction received from reviewer: Stacey Matson-Zuvic, Historic Site Restoration Coordinator

Dear Supervisor Zimet,

Please find attached for your use a summary of our 2014 Historic Preservation Certified Local Government (CLG) audit.  I met with the Historic Preservation Commission back in the spring and we are now finalizing all of our 2014 audits.  The HPC is doing an excellent job.  Their web page is one of the best we’ve seen for review commissions with its engaging interactive historic maps and timelines, as well as informative materials. 


On behalf of the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) we wish to thank you for your continued support of preservation in the historic Town of New Paltz.  If you have any questions regarding our audit please do not hesitate to contact me.


Best regards for a healthy and happy New Year,


Stacey Matson-Zuvic


2014 Audit Report