Burns council raises rent
February 15, 2018
People leasing building space from the town of Burns will see an increase in their rent next month.
The increase is the result of an ordinance the town passed years ago. Initially, Burns rented town building space at a rate of 30 cents per square foot. In 2015, the town passed an ordinance which would increase rent 3 percent every year.
However, that hasn’t been enforced uniformly.
Council Member Judy Johnstone said the there were two interpretations of the ordinance: One view was that everyone renting space from the town would begin at 30 cents per square foot with the 3 percent annua...