Boyd City Council to interview MDD applicants

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
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A month after voters approved the creation of the municipal development district (MDD), Boyd officials are wasting no time getting it established.

Boyd City Council members are set to interview potential board members for the MDD, which will start collecting a half-cent of sales tax in October. With the approval of the district in May, the current half-cent sales tax collected for property tax relief will now be collected and used for municipal projects. A board of directors for the district would recommend how the receipts of the half-cent of sales taxes would be spent.

Boyd City Administrator Greg Arrington said the goal is to get the board of directors in place to create a budget and identify potential projects by the time it starts collections in October.

“There’s a lot of logistics to work out. We’re excited about what we can do with the sales taxes from the MDD,” said Arrington, who recently met with leaders in Brownwood, which operates a successful MDD.

Arrington said the city has several good applicants for the board, which will have five members. After the board is appointed, it will select its president, vice president and secretary.

Arrington will ask the council to appoint him the executive director of the MDD and Tiffany Witherspoon, the executive assistant.

The council will also address zoning on multiple properties and review bids for properties for sale, 100 E. Rock Island (the former library building) and 135 N. Wilson (the former Boyd Fire Department building).

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