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Issue details

The York Business Improvement District renewal ballot

Purpose of  Report: To advise the Executive about the York Business Improvement District (BID) renewal ballot. This will allow local businesses within the BID area to vote on whether they wish the BID to continue as an organisation for a second five year term.
*Please note this report, and the ballot renewal date, has been delayed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Executive will be asked to:

• Support the City Centre BID and its work, and its bid for a second term
• Confirm that the Executive is satisfied that the York BID proposals are not in conflict with any existing Council Policy
• Note the Baseline Service Agreements which provide a legal commitment by the Council to maintain provision of relevant services in the BID area
• Approve arrangements proceed to allow the Council to operate the ballot and act as the collection agent for the levy
• Note the stages and timescales required to secure a second BID term

This item has been postponed until 14 January 2021 due to the York Bid Ballot date has been delayed and therefore the above report has been slipped in line with the revised timeline.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/09/2020

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 14/01/21 by Executive
Reason: This item has been postponed until 14 January 2021 due to the York Bid Ballot date has been delayed and therefore the above report has been slipped in line with the revised timeline.

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Penny Nicholson email:  penny.nicholson@york.gov.uk  penny.nicholson@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

This process will be outlined in the report.

Making Representations: All levy payers within the BID geography with be consulted.

Documents

  • The York Business Improvement District renewal ballot  

 

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