With the sunset of Whitefish’s tax-increment finance district less than a year away, the Whitefish City Council is contemplating priorities for the remaining TIF revenue and potential new tax districts within the resort city.
A work session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall will include a review and discussion of tax increment finance project prioritization. Independent contractor Chuck Stearns, former Whitefish city manager, has completed a feasibility study of future TIF districts in Whitefish and will present his findings at 6 p.m.
There will be time for public comments before the council advises City Manager Adam Hammatt how to proceed.
Hammatt sent a memorandum to the council, recommending diverting $900,000 from the city’s TIF budget to the proposed Baker Avenue underpass project.