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New West Chester BID passes; Public Safety Services Area fails

West  Chester BID logoNovember 1, 2010

West Chester PA -- The 45-day period that allows property owners to object to the new Business Improvement District (BID) has expired with only about three percent of the downtown property owners filing objections. As a result, a new BID will be established starting January 1, 2011 and continuing through December 31, 2015.

At the same time, the Public Safety Services Area, a sub-chapter of the BID plan, failed when 50-percent of the liquor license holders that would pay an assessment filed objections to that part of the plan. Pennsylvania requires that if more that 40-percent of the benefitted license owners object, it cannot proceed.

The new conventional BID includes all of the properties and businesses within the previous BID plus an expansion that adds about 17 more businesses and 45 more properties. The milage rate of 2.75 will remain the same as the previous BID.

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