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DeKalb’s Public Works staff seeks increase of TIF funding for road construction

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 13, 2018

Public Works Director Tim Holderman presented the Committee of the Whole with his department’s road improvement plan for the next five years during Monday’s meeting.The five-year plan is estimated to cost $16. 5 million that would patch and repair...

InFocus: How should DeKalb TIF district funds be spent?

By Northern Star staff | June 15, 2015

Abby Zaccaria, columnistDeKalb can use TIF funds to improve areas of the city that are in need of maintenance. The TIF funds will expire in 2018 if DeKalb doesn’t use them for something.The DeKalb city council has been debating on what project the city...

DeKalb Council votes to support Egyptian

By Erin Kolb | November 13, 2013

Taxpayers will continue to support the Egyptian Theatre next year, as City Council approved TIF funding to continue through the 2014 fiscal year.TIF funds come from property taxes and are set aside to be used within the city. Mayor John Rey said the council...

Resident looks to City Council for banquet center project

By Ali Combs | April 30, 2013

Area residents may soon be able to hold large events without leaving downtown. At the April 22 City Council meeting, Bill McMahon, DeKalb resident and local business owner, requested a TIF forgivable loan in the amount of $330,000 to redevelop the former...

Mayoral candidates discuss Tax Increment Financing

By Ali Combs | March 5, 2013

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and the role of Re:New DeKalb are two of the issues DeKalb’s four mayoral candidates face. TIF districts are blighted areas the city designates to fund economic redevelopment. Re:New DeKalb is a not-for-profit...

Mayoral candidates weigh in on library expansion project

By Erin Kolb | March 4, 2013

The four candidates running for mayor face an array of issues, and one of those is the proposed library expansion project. City Council is in the process of securing funds through grants, bonds and local matches to expand the size of the DeKalb Public...

Dekalb Library expansion still waiting for city council approval

By Thomas Verschelde | October 13, 2011

The Dekalb Public Library's planned expansion hangs on the decision of the city council. "We are still in the phase of acquiring land," said Edith Craig, DeKalb Public Library public relations coordinator. "We are in the very earliest stages of development."...