TIF board begins document review

TIF board begins document review

For the first time in nearly a year, the city’s Tax Increment Finance Joint Review Board met at city hall Oct. 20. Consultant Tony Schuering said the Joint Review Board didn’t meet from 2009-13 and informed the members at the meeting of plans to change the existing TIF. The plan is to have documents ready for approval for the Carlinville City Council’s second meeting in December.

Mike Kelly served as the chair for the meeting in place of Mike Viano, who was absent. Viano serves as the board’s public member at large. Kelly expressed concerns about previous agreements between the city and school district.  “I’m hesitant to set a meeting date until I see what I was promised several months ago,” Kelly said. Kelly added that “not all promises were kept.”

A lawsuit was filed by the school district against the city of Carlinville after the original TIF was adopted in late 2009. “To end the TIF is ending a legal agreement with the city and school board,” Kelly said.

To read more, check out the October 23, 2014 edition of the Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat!


By Daniel Winningham