The Hope Town District Council held a formal swearing in ceremony on July 4, 2017 at the Hope Town Community Center where Jeremy Sweeting was returned as Chief Councillor, with newly elected John Pinder II serving as the new deputy.
In the final meeting of the 2014 – 2017 term for local government on June 10, the Hope Town District Council conducted their regular monthly business while bidding a fond farewell to their longest serving member.
To ensure environmental acceptance, staff from Friends of the Environment and Bahamas National Trust were also invited for the boat trip. A public meeting is scheduled for April 6 in Hope Town for a similar presentation.
The Treasury received $285,214 from the Council’s efforts in six weeks. Of this amount $176,316 was for delinquent taxes.
The Hope Town District Council met on February 23 to discuss the budget for the upcoming year 2017/2018, Real Property Tax issues and other business for the district.
The Hope Town District Council met on January 26 for its monthly meeting. The agenda included applications for building permits with $25.2 million attributed to construction at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club and an additional $4.6 million for construction in other areas of the District.
During the opening remarks of the Hope Town District Council’s regular monthly meeting Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting took a moment to remember former council member Tony Albury of Man-O-War who recently passed away, and a moment of silence was observed.
The Hope Town District Council noted that were upset with delays in appointing members to the council when met to discuss matters and review applications at their regular monthly meeting on November 15.
During their regular monthly meeting on September 29 the Hope Town District Council approved over $14 million in plans while expressing concerns that new regulations by the Hotel Licensing Authority could dampen prospects for Real Property Tax collection on the cays.
The Hope Town District Council met April 16 and oversaw the largest recorded value for building plan applications approved by the Council, with the total value at about $31.1 million.