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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on possibly shutting down a smoke shop, a tax break for Cold War vets and small landlord relief (podcast)

In this edition, Chuck recaps Thursday night’s Auburn City Council meeting.


The council got an update on the raided smoke shop on Franklin Street. The city’s Nuisance Abatement Committee is looking into taking action up to forcing the shop to close.

The council held a public hearing on making permanent a tax break for veterans of the Cold War. They are granted a 10-15% reduction in their assessed property values. That reduction normally ends after ten years, but the city wants to make it permanent. No one spoke at the hearing, so the measure will likely be passed.


The council approved an amendment to the Community Development Block Grant application that would use leftover housing money to benefit landlords who operate one to four unit buildings who have had trouble making mortgage and/or tax payments because of COVID-19.

Lisa Green was appointed to the open position on the Auburn IDA Authority Board. She works as the Business Executive for the Auburn Enlarged School District and was previously City Comptroller.



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