City warms to idea of tax increment finance district


City officials say they are interested in taking another look at the possibility of a tax increment finance district in downtown Havre after an hour-long information session about the urban renewal tool Monday night.

The city last took up the issue in 1999 but took no action.

After Monday's meeting, city officials expressed interest in the idea and cautious optimism.

Havre Mayor Bob Rice said he would like to see the city begin the process, but that it is up to the Havre City Council how and when that starts.

"I just think that whatever help we can give the economy and the residents is in o...

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