Corsicana City Council held a brief session for Monday. Nov. 25 night's meeting, approving a resolution for a five-year tax freeze for a downtown property, while repealing and re-establishing specific articles in the City Code of Ordinances.
The Council approved a resolution for a five-year tax freeze for the property located at 116 West Collin St. The property owners have invested a substantial sum for property renovation into a two-bedroom, two-bath condominium, and followed established guidelines, making the project eligible for the incentive. At the conclusion of the five-year period, the property must remain on the tax rolls at 100% value for a minimum of 10 years before the property is eligible for another five-year tax period.
City Council approved amending specific wording in various chapters of the City Code of Ordinances:
Chapter 1, titled General Provisions, will be renamed “Historic Preservation,” dictating how the landmark commission is formed and how membership will be comprised. The change is in addition to more specific requirements concerning tax incentives for downtown and other landmarks throughout the city.
Chapter 10, titled Traffic Control, will repeal and reestablish the Ordinance concerning property left unattended or abandoned in public places, such as right of ways.
Chapter 12, titled Planning and Zoning, will delete two sections in their entirety from Historical Zoning, as duplicate language was found in the sections of the text. The section numbers will be reserved for future amendments.
Upcoming community events for the public include:
Heritage Bowl Division II football game will be played at noon. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Tiger Stadium.
Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Downtown Corsicana.