More taxes sought

...minor-league baseball team a home.To fund this project, the North Augusta City Council decided to seek an extension of its TIF (tax incremental funding). As I recall, the major hurdles in this process were to gain necessary approvals from the Aiken...

North Augusta asks state Supreme Court to take up Project Jackson case

...it approved an ordinance to fund the development. He contested whether the development area is blighted, a requirement for a TIF district.After a trial, Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of North Augusta on Aug. 20, a decision Donohue...

North Augusta flouts spirit of TIF law to push stadium scheme

...primer on the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) law. The South Carolina legislature authorized...1996, North Augusta created a 457-acre TIF district that encompassed the Hammond's...five acres of commercial development in the TIF, and permitting the school district to...

Don't let this TIF out of the box

...it struck many as a creative application of TIF. It's always healthy for leaders to think...public hearing, it's clear FineDeering's TIF project should not be allowed outside the box. TIF, acronym for tax increment financing, is a...

Editorials | Aiken County Council
Stop Aiken TIF plan in its tracks

...the $36 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal before the Aiken County Council...every $1 in tax revenue collected. If the TIF is approved, not only would taxpayers have...would build whether or not they receive the TIF money! A one-time decision in favor of...

Letters | Aiken County Council
Aiken County TIF plan must be stopped

...considering a Tax Increment Finance ("TIF") proposal for two residential development...the North Augusta City Council approved a TIF-financed Riverfront Redevelopment Project...school taxes essentially exempted from the TIF. The developer requesting the TIF is concurrently...

Letters | Aiken City Council | Aiken County Board of Education | Aiken County Council | North Augusta City Council
Aiken taxpayers will lose in TIF deal

Regarding the proposed TIF district: The Aiken County Council recently...is the council considering a $36 million TIF proposal that will require $64 million...several years, be diverted to paying off the TIF bond. Who, then, will foot the bill for...

Letters | Aiken County Council
'Chronicle' shines light on TIF dealings

...for printing the complete and unvarnished truth about Aiken's TIF bond issue, especially about meetings behind closed doors...or busted. If no laws have been broken, and then if this TIF passes, the second-biggest con job has succeeded. Nowhere...

North Augusta homeowner appeals Project Jackson ruling

...trial arguments in July, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in mid-August that North Augusta followed the TIF statute during public hearings and other proceedings. Donohue filed a motion asking Kinard to reconsider his decision, which...

Stadium TIF is a bad idea

...tax funds for any time after the current TIF expires in 2016 would be detrimental to...shortfalls and have been for a long time. This TIF has tied up needed county tax funds for...are other valid reasons not to approve the TIF extension. If the city and the stadium...