TIF idea hits snag in AbbyTIF idea hits snag in Abby

Abbotsford school board president Don Medenwaldt, center, speaks at Monday’s city council meeting as superintendent Reed Welsh, left, and MSA engineer Todd Trader listen.

A proposal to develop a new TIF district near Abbotsford’s southern border met with opposition from school district officials at Monday’s city council meeting, which ultimately led to councilors tabling the idea for future consideration.
MSA Professional Services had offered to help the city create TIF district 6 for a cost of $11,000, plus another $3,000 for business park planning in the area east of the new Kwik Trip building.
In presenting their proposal to the council, MSA representatives Todd Trader and Kirk Skoog said the city would need to act quickly to establish a new TIF district by Sept. 30 so the property taxes on the new Kwik Trip could be captured.

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