Tax abatement review will be online

Tax abatement review will be online

The Batavia Village Housing Council will meet online by round-robin email starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Anyone who wishes to participate in the online meeting can send an email address to the village administrator and be added to the round robin. The address to request inclusion is Administrator@BataviaVillage.org.

The Housing Council will review properties receiving tax abatement in Village of Batavia Community Reinvestment Area #1. Seven residential properties and one commercial property are receiving tax abatement, and the Housing Council must annually verify their compliance with the terms of the abatement. Housing officer Dennis Nichols is reporting that all eight properties are in compliance. The village dropped one property from the list last year, and that property did not receive the abatement.

Because of the Covid-19 emergency and the Ohio quarantine order, the meeting will be online. Mr. Nichols will send the opening message, including an agenda and documentation, and members of the Housing Council will affirm or reject compliance and will act on the recommended report to Columbus. Once the Ohio emergency ends, the Hosing Council will meet and ratify the minutes and conduct any other necessary business.