You might say State Representative Curt Webb, R-District 5, has a passion for history and preservation and he realizes a lot of people share those feelings.
He says, however, that some people acknowledge that it costs a lot to preserve or restore a home or other pieces of property.
“You get some of these old homes and in order to preserve them they have to put lots of money in them,” says Webb. “If that increases the value of the assessment that the county has, then it is kind of a disincentive to put more money into preserving.”
Webb says he is looking into possible legislation that would provide some kind of tax break for those who spend their own money in preserving something historic that the public will enjoy.