Norfolk County has approved Blair and Livia Townsend for a project under the Agricultural Buildings and Facilities Improvement Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
Blair and Livia Townsend will receive a grant of up to $2,271.25 and an interest-free loan of up to $6,813.75 to construct a mezzanine for increased storage capacity and improve safety in the processing barn.
Incentives are available for architectural and design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement. Property tax increment grants are also available for larger projects.
Non-residential projects are eligible for incentives. Depending on the program, programs apply to properties in urban, hamlet, lakeshore and agricultural areas.
Community Improvement Plans help municipalities target areas in transition or in need of repair, rehabilitation and redevelopment, and stimulate private sector investment through municipal incentive-based programs.