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Tsawwassen Business Improvement Area to be renewed

A notice of intention to be issued to renew the business improvement area.
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To be presented to council this spring, a Tsawwassen Business Improvement Area tax levy bylaw will allow Delta to levy and collect property taxes for the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Society.

Delta city council this week agreed to initiate the process to renew the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Area.

The business improvement area was established by council through a bylaw in 1991 for a five-year term.

It has been renewed four times with the current bylaw expiring June 30, 2021.

A business improvement area is a designated area in which municipalities may provide a business improvement area service to assist businesses and property owners to carry out marketing, promotional and revitalization programs.

The funding for a business improvement area is collected through a special property levy on specified properties within the designated boundary.

The Delta staff report notes 130 properties are eligible to be levied in 2021.

The report adds that the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Society, which operates under the name Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association, has tackled a number of significant initiatives over the last five years to promote the Tsawwassen commercial district to residents and visitors, the report notes.

The funding granted to the society for the next five years would total almost $737,000.



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