Atlantic City Council to hold last meeting of the year


December 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council will hold its last regularly scheduled meeting of the year tonight (Wednesday). During their session at City Hall, which begins at 5:30-p.m., the Council will hear a report from Nishna Valley YMCA Director Dan Haynes,  and they’ll hold discussion with regard to the tax abatement/tax rebate programs.

City Administrator Doug Harris says Mayor Dave Jones asked for the matter to be on the agenda, so that the Council can come together and give the Community Development Committee some direction, as the Committee reviews the subject and prepares its recommendations for the Council.  Jones has said there are many good things going on in Atlantic, and he’s interested in finding ways of encouraging property owners to improve their properties and revitalize neighborhoods. In addition, officials with CADCO (the Cass-Atlantic Development Corporation)m have stated that Tax Abatements are an additional incentive tool they would like to see the City offer.

In other business, the Atlantic City Council will act on approving the appointment of Mike Waters to the Library Board. His appointment would, if approved, fill the unexpired term of Luther Gillett, through July 1st, 2014. Prior to adjournment, the Council will enter into a closed session for the annual evaluation of City Administrator Doug Harris.