Ridgetown BIA On Its Way
The plans for a Business Improvement Area in Ridgetown are nearly ready after council approved them on Monday night.
As a result of Monday’s vote, a Board of Management will be established to look over plans for improvement, maintenance, and beautification of land, building and structures within the boundaries that have been brought forward.
Chatham-Kent Councillor Jim Brown has been appointed to the board of management and he was also involved in the planning of a BIA for Ridgetown.
Brown says it is great to see council support this motion even though there were some people who showed opposition.
“I think at the end of the day, we’ll be able to show those people that its really well worth the effort,” said Brown, “And I think it will fill in the gaps where this support is desperately needed.”
And Brown says they aren’t just looking at improving the downtown area.
“Our BIA encompasses basically the whole town of Ridgetown, so everybody is involved because everybody will benefit,” said Brown.
Now that the motion has been passed, there will be a 30 day appeal period, but once that passes there will be a formation for the committee and they will delegate directors.