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Northampton BID renewed for five more years

Northampton BID renewed for five more years

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(Northampton, MA) – The Northampton Business Improvement District is here to stay…at least for the next five years.  Members of the BID have voted unanimously to renew the organization.  The vote was required by a change in state law that forces nearly all downtown property owners to become members.  The BID’s paying membership will increase from 66 to 216.  But the Northampton BID still has its critics who say the renewal process was unfair because more than 60 percent of property owners who initially opted out weren’t allowed to vote in the initial renewal vote.  The BID also faces two pending lawsuits.

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