The Aberdeen City Council will vote Monday night on adoption of an ordinance which would provide a 100 percent tax credit to the nonprofit housing organization Habitat for Humanity.
The ordinance would provide a 100 percent city tax credit for real property owned by Habitat for Humanity within Aberdeen, provided that the property is owned by Habitat for Humanity with the intention of relinquishing ownership in the near future; the property is used for the purposes of development, rehabilitation and transfer to a private owner; and the property is not occupied by administrative or warehouse buildings owned by Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity must submit an annual written report on or before April 15 each year to the Mayor and City Council documenting its real estate holdings within Aberdeen and all all transactions involving it’s properties within the city. According to the ordinance, “The tax credit for each property will continue until such time as the real property is transferred from Habitat for Humanity to another entity, but in no event for more than 3 years.”
Also Monday night, the mayor and city council will introduce an ordinance regarding council liaisons.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen City Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
CITY OF ABERDEEN
MONDAY, February 13, 2012
Call to Order – Roll Call
Pledge of Allegiance: Councilman Garner
Approval of Minutes: Council Meeting, January 30, 2012
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
PUBLIC COMMENT: No more than five (5) minutes shall be given to any individual speaking unless the Council determines otherwise.
Ord. No. 12-O-01, Amend. to the Code, Ch. 482; Taxation, Habitat for Humanity (For Adoption)
Ord. No. 12-O-03, Amend. to the Code, Chap. 30, 61, 108; Council Liaisons (For Introduction)
BUSINESS OF THE CITY:
1. Unfinished Business
2. New Business
3. Business from Director of Planning & Community Development
4. Business from Chief of Police
5. Business from Director of Finance
6. Business from Director of Public Works
7. Business from City Manager
BUSINESS OF COUNCIL:
1. Business from the City Council
2. Business from the Mayor
Next Council Meeting: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.