Lengthy Seashore has introduced one other three-week deadline for enterprise charges – The Sign Tribune newspaper
The city of Moncton on Monday November 9th offered business owners affected by the coronavirus pandemic an additional three weeks to pay some city fees due March 16.
“As a city, we are doing everything we can to keep our local businesses going through this crisis,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement announcing the measure. “Businesses aren’t just job creators – they bring energy and culture to the community and absolutely deserve our efforts to ease the financial burdens caused by this pandemic.”
The statement said the city has “extended the waiver of penalties related to paying royalties, health, fire and business royalties from March 16, 2020 to November 30, 2020. Any invoices issued during this time should still be paid, but no penalty will apply until after November 30th. “
The policy follows the direction of the city council, which asked the city administrator to provide facilities for restaurants and other businesses affected by the pandemic.
In August, the city granted restaurants and other businesses until October 31st for license and health fee relief. On Tuesday, November 17, the city council is due to consider whether the deferral should be extended further and a subsidy should be granted to businesses. These have been closed to cover part of the business license tax and business costs.
“The city continues to look into ways to support all businesses hardest hit by the pandemic,” the statement said.
Those in need of more information on business support and resources are encouraged to access the business support website or call the city’s business line at 562-570-4BIZ (4249).