RE-ESTABLISH THE QUESNEL DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA AND CONTINUE THE ANNUAL PROVISION OF A LOCAL AREA SERVICE TAX TO COVER THE COSTS OF A BEAUTIFICATION AND PROMOTION SCHEME WITHIN SUCH AREA FOR THE YEARS 2023 – 2027 INCLUSIVE
NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to Sections 213 of the Community Charter that the Council of the City of Quesnel has passed initial readings of a new bylaw to authorize the City to re-establish the Quesnel Downtown Business Improvement Area and to continue recovering funds under agreement with the Quesnel Downtown Association for the improvement, beautification and promotion of the Quesnel Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) for a further FIVE (5) year period.
The sum of $70,380 is proposed for 2023 to be recovered from those registered owners of commercially-assessed properties inclusive under the terms of the City of Quesnel Downtown Business Improvement Area Bylaw No. 1935 of 2022. This amount will increase each year by the consumer price index. Based on 2022 assessments, this would be a local service tax of $1.186 per $1,000 of taxable commercial land and improvements assessment (general purposes) value on each property within the re-established Quesnel Downtown BIA area to cover the annual payments to the Quesnel Downtown Association for its continuing business promotion scheme.
Unless a majority of Property Owners, before March 3, 2023, and representing at least one-half (50%) of the value of parcels liable to be charged, petition City Council in writing NOT to Proceed, the Quesnel Downtown Business Improvement Area Local Area Service may proceed.
Any questions regarding the process can be directed to Kari Bolton, Director of Corporate and Financial Services at City Hall