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Improvement District will likely include West Haymarket

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By: Bill Schammert
bschammert@klkntv.com

Local property owners may soon be paying thousands of dollars a year to ensure the West Haymarket maintains its appearance.

The Lincoln City Council will vote on whether to expand Lincoln's Downtown Maintenance Business Improvement District to include the West Haymarket and Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The cost-sharing venture is a way to maintain the aesthetic appearance of certain areas, by giving special assessments to property owners.

"If the Business Improvement District didn't do this work, it would fall on us to do it," Lincoln's Urban Development Director, Dave Landis, said at Monday's city council meeting.

The improvement district pays for extra benefits like trash pick-up, sidewalk clean-up and snow removal, graffiti removal, and some beautification improvements.

Despite the extra cost, nobody protested at Monday's meeting.

"All of the property owners, their employees and their business guests will enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, safer and better maintained environment," Mike Tavlin of Lincoln said.

The expansion will cost about $55,000 per-year, with some parcels paying less than $100, and others like the arena, paying close to $9,000.

The Lincoln City Council will have a final vote on the issue at its next meeting in two weeks.

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