Revitalization discussion tabled for another time

Council will be considering tax exemption bylaws for downtown revitalization.

Council will be considering tax exemption bylaws for downtown revitalization but opted to table discussion when it came up at the April 2 council meeting.

The reason is that a notice of motion from Councillor Corinne Scott was worded much differently than the actual motion she submitted for discussion. To err on caution, councillors wanted time to consider the motion.

As presented by Scott, her motion sought to have council look at establishing a revitalization tax exemption policy and bylaw to encourage community beautification.

A municipality, she explained, can provide tax exemptions that could attract investment.

The full discussion and plan will be in the April 11 Northern Sentinel.