The purposes and intent of this chapter are as follows:
   (A)   To identify, designate, protect, preserve, and encourage the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptation for continued use of those properties and structures which represent or reflect the historical, cultural, artistic, social, economic, ethnic or political heritage of the United States of America, State of Illinois, or County of Will or which may be representative of an architectural or engineering type inherently valuable for the study of style, period, craftsmanship, method of construction or use of indigenous materials;
   (B)   To strengthen the economy of the county;
   (C)   To stabilize and improve the economic vitality and value of designated landmarks and preservation districts, in particular, and of the County of Will, in general;
   (D)   To protect, enhance, and interpret the County's resources for tourists and visitors as well as to support and provide stimulus to business and industry;
   (E)   To foster civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past;
   (F)   To safeguard the county's historic, aesthetic and cultural heritage and as embodied and reflected in structures, landscape features, and scenic areas; and
   (G)   To promote the use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the citizens of the county.
(Res. 92-192, passed 9-17-1992)