Perry Economic Development presented City Council with the idea of making General Courtney Hodges Boulevard a community improvement district.
That means businesses along the road would pay an additional property tax in order to fund projects in that district.
To be approved, 51 percent of the 122 businesses have to agree to be part of it. Also, they have to make up 75 percent of the taxable value of the property.
In that area, there is a total taxable value of over $12,000.
The community improvement district (CID) would form their own board to decide what projects to fund.
This board would also decide what the additional tax will be, which will be in the form of mills.
The city has no control over how those funds are spent.
The improvements may be sidewalks, street lights, or even security personnel.