The Greater Easton Development partnership has received a $57,000 county grant.
Greater Easton Development Partnership
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Eleven days before the deadline, 40 percent of property owners have registered their objection to the plan.
It's all but official—the proposed Neighborhood Improvement District has been rejected by downtown Easton property owners. Of the 488 affected properties, 198 had officially registered disapproval of the plan with the city clerk's office as of Thursday afternoon, City Clerk Thomas Hess said. By law, the plan is to be jettisoned if 40 percent of affected property owners, or in this case 195 of them, protest the move in writing. The deadline for such 'nay' votes is Dec. 12 and the city clerk's office will continue to accept and count objections until then, Hess said. The city had unveiled the NID at a public meeting in June, which revealed downtown residents and property owners were divided on the proposal. One property owner even led an on-…