Council to hear results of study regarding more TIF areas in city

YORK – The York City Council will hear the results of a new study regarding the possibility of more Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas in the municipality.

The purpose would be to open more opportunities for business and housing development/redevelopment where it is needed.

This will be an ongoing process, explained York City Administrator Sue Crawford, as state law prohibits communities from having more than 35% of its land designated as blighted/substandard. That means in order to add more areas where TIF projects could be done, some already-designated TIF areas will have to be eliminated.

Presenting the study results will be Bobbi Pettit of Five Rue Rural Planning.

The presentation will be held during the council’s regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Also on this week’s agenda will be a hearing, following Pettit’s presentation, “to consider recommendations to declare an area as blighted and substandard, as well as a general redevelopment plan.”

The council will also consider a large number of special designated liquor license applications for the Sip and Stroll event slated for Sept. 28. The following locations will have alcohol available, if the applications are approved, during the event: Edward Jones, Ameriprise Financial Services, The Jewelers Vault, Mid America Vision Center, Wagner Decorating, Western Edge, Baer’s Furniture, Clinch Law Firm, McNeill Floral, Pieper Plumbing, The Personal Touch, Sequoia Wealth Partners, Crossroads Awards, GoodyPop, H & R Block, Peterson’s Petal Company, Yorkshire Playhouse, Brandt Carpet and Tile, Kinetic by Windstream, McCormicks Heating and Air Conditioning, Carquest Auto Parts (Slack Auto Supply), Penner’s Tire and Auto, Rustic Dry Goods, Coldwell Banker-NHS Real Estate, Ginny’s Hallmark, Kirtsey’s Clothing and Gift Boutique, The Quilt Basket, Svehla Law Offices, Heritage realty, Angie Murray Pate American Family Insurance, Fillman Insurance and York County Community Coalition.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers. It can also be viewed online.

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