The City Treasurer is now set to collect the first-year assessments for the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) after the County Commission decided not to let Trustee Bill Hullander do it.
The City Council is set to consider a resolution on Sept. 3 authorizing the treasurer to do the collections.
The resolution is sponsored by Chairman Erskine Oglesby, a staunch supporter of the BID.
Kim White of the Rivercity Company had been planning for the trustee to put the assessments on the county tax bills. The County Commission first narrowly approved it, then voted it down.
Now they apparently will go on the city tax bills.
Property owners within the district will be assessed a total of $1 million to provide special services.