Town council in Battleford decided at their council meeting Monday to grant a tax abatement to the new Oil Can Charlie’s location in Battleford West.
The municipal tax abatement will run for three years. The group that sought the exemption were the owners BSR Ventures Ltd. consisting of Jay Bottomley, Keegan Sparrow and Sheldon Rafuse.
Council had received the request at their previous council meeting, but tabled the final decision to Monday’s meeting in order to get further information on other tax exemptions that were granted in the area.
The original motion called for a two-year exemption, but council quickly came to the consensus that a three year exemption was appropriate, citing the investment made in the community. The vote on the amended three-year exemption passed unanimously.