Business Improvement Areas

Business Improvement Areas

An area designated as an improvement area by a by-law passed under the Municipal Act, 2001. The Town of Fort Erie currently has three active Business Improvement Areas (BIA's). For more information please see the information below and/or visit the individual BIA web sites and Facebook pages.  The business guidelines can be found here.

 

Ridgeway Business Improvement Area Board of Management

By-law No. 181-07, 182-07, 183-07, 167-08

 

Purpose: To create good will amongst the business community and the general population, to foster cooperation amongst businesses, and to liaison with the Town of Fort Erie staff and the Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: To improve, beautify and maintain the municipal lands, buildings and structures in the Ridgeway B.I.A, promote the area as a business & shopping area, and to develop and implement a streetscape and downtown revitalization program.

 

Composition: 6 citizen appointees and 1 Member of Council

Meeting Schedule: monthly

Web Site: http://www.ridgewayont.ca/

 

Crystal Beach Business Improvement Area Board of Management

By-law No. 183-07, 147-08, 154-08, 167-08

 

Purpose: The improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned lands, buildings and structures in the area, beyond such improvement, beautification and maintenance as is provided at the expense of the municipality at large, and the promotion of the area as a business or shopping area.

 

Composition: 6 citizen appointees and 1 Member of Council

Meetings: 3-4 times a year at the call of the Chair - Crystal Beach Fire hall or private home

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/visitcrystalbeach

 

Bridgeburg Station Downtown Business Improvement Area - Board of Management

By-law No.2007-179 2007-180 2007-183 2008-167

 

Purpose: A Business Improvement Association allows local business people and property owners to join together, and, with the support of the municipality, organize, finance and carry out physical improvement and promote economic development in their district. The local municipality is the body responsible for establishing and approving the budget of the B.I.A.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: To improve, beautify and maintain the municipal lands, buildings and structures in the Bridgeburg Station Downtown B.I.A. Promote the area as a business or shopping area and develop and implement a streetscape and downtown revitalization program.

 

Composition: 6 citizen appointees and 1 Member of Council

Meeting Schedule: Meet every 3rd Thursday of the month except July & August

Web Site: www.bridgeburgdistrict.com