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Norway Voters Consider Historic Building Ordinance

NORWAY, Maine (AP) _ Voters in Norway are being asked to approve an ordinance that would give preservationists a little extra time before historic buildings are demolished.
    While the article to be considered at Monday's town meeting cannot prevent demolitions indefinitely, preservationists say it gives the town or group time to find alternative ways to preserve a historic building or at the very least document the building in photographs and other means before it is razed.
    Town Manager David Holt, who put the ordinance together, tells the Sun Journal he used the demolition delay ordinance from Bar Harbor as the guide.
    The ordinance states its objective is to preserve historic buildings that are important to the education, culture, traditions, and the economic values of the town.