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The City Council voted Tuesday to waive the annual fee for business licenses issued to persons or businesses with annual gross receipts of $100,000 or less.
However, the fee will still need to be paid if the person or business fails to submit the required licensing information to the Commissioner of Revenue in accordance with prescribed due dates.
The annual fee for a business license is $50, or if paying late, $60. The reduction in the business license revenue for exempting this fee for annual gross receipts of $100,000 or less is $80,000 annually.
In other matters, the City Council voted to:
The City Council also held first readings on three items. These matters involve grants to support programs/services to juvenile offenders, funds to support for food services at the W.W. Moore Jr. Detention Center, and a grant related to a community policing study.
A first reading is an introductory step required by City Code prior to voting on certain items. The City Council will vote on these matters at its next meeting.