More discussion to be held regarding TIF areas in York

YORK – Conversations will continue this week regarding establishing new Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas in the city.

New areas have been looked at with a recent study, where rehabilitation in both housing and business properties could be achieved.

In order to add new blighted/substandard areas, the city will have to get rid of some existing as state law does not allow more than 35% of space in a municipality to be in a TIF district.

The council will meet this week with Bobbi Pettit of Five Rule Planning to discuss which areas could be de-blighted.

Also on Thursday’s agenda:

  • The council will consider a quote from Electric Pump for a replacement mixer at the wastewater treatment plant, in the amount of $40,028.
  • An update will be considered for the personnel manual for the city.
  • The council will consider authorizing the mayor to sign the annual Municipal Certification of Program Compliance.
  • The council will consider the purchase of real estate for future economic development.
  • Sewer and landfill rates will be looked at, as rate studies have been conducted in order to determine how much revenue is needed today and in the future to keep up with operations and future expansions/improvements.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers.


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