The Hackettstown BID is a non-profit organization that partners the public and private sectors in the promotion and development of the Hackettstown commercial district.
- promotes the town and its existing businesses as well as recruits new ones to fill the needs of Hackettstown residents
- seeks to improve the physical aspects of the town, such as building facades, and promotes our historic designation
- researches and analyses economic and demographic data
- communicates with local businesses
- applies to grant opportunities
The BID is funded through an assessment on taxable business properties. These assessments are leveraged through grants and sponsorships.
A copy of the 2006 – 2008 Strategic Plan can be obtained by contacting the BID office.
Because the BID has been formally established by town ordinance, every commercial business owner is required to pay a small additional tax to help fund the BID.
The BID is run by a board of directors, which is comprised of 16 individuals from the town. Of these, ten are business owners; three are members of the town government, including the mayor and two councilpersons; and, at the invitation of the BID, one representative each from Masterfoods USA, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and Centenary College. A full-time Executive Director runs the daily operations of the BID.
There are a few of ways that business owners and residents alike may become involved with the BID.
Board of Directors: As stated above, there are ten positions available on the Board for business owners. These positions come up yearly based upon a rotating two-year term.
Volunteer/Committee: Residents can serve on committees based on their background and interest. Email email@example.com to learn more and find your best fit.
Board Meetings: Residents and community members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. The BID makes a serious effort to listen to and understand issues and concerns for the betterment of the Hackettstown community.
Regular public meetings of the Hackettstown BID Board take place the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 215 Stiger Street, and start at 6:00pm. For a full list of meeting dates, click here.
If you have a specific question relating to your BID tax, contact the Municipal Assessor at (908) 852-6767, or the Tax Collector at (908) 852-3130. If it is a general question, contact the BID Executive Director either by e-mail or by phone at (908) 850-5004.
You may contact the Executive Director by phone at (908) 850-5004 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also schedule an in-person appointment.
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