Red Bank introduces 'brown bag,' property tax resolutions

Red Bank introduces 'brown bag,' property tax resolutions

July 19th, 2011 by Kate Belz in Local - Breaking News

Red Bank has introduced two measures intended to lure more business to the city.

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Red Bank City Commission voted to approve the first reading of a "brown bagging" ordinance, which would allow restaurants to give their customers the option to bring liquor or wine to drink with their meals.

"It will promote business in Red Bank," Mayor Monty Millard said during the meeting.

The council also introduced a measure to allow property tax incentives for "economic development."

According to City Manager Chris Dorsey, the measure - if enacted - would freeze a prospective business's property taxes to a "pre-development" level, excluding them from future tax hikes.

Because the ordinance isn't ready, the council will not discuss the measure until its Aug. 2 meeting

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.