Red Bud drops business license program

Red Bud officially terminated their business license program at a special city council meeting on Monday night, following the regular committee meetings.

Despite the requirement of business licenses being in the city’s ordinances for a long time, it had not been enforced for a considerable period of time. When the council adopted an updated code of ordinances in April 2021, it included a renewal of the code requiring businesses licenses. Also, added was the aspect of a grant program, funded by the license fees, that businesses could use for building repairs, upgrades, improvements or expansion.

For more from the special meeting, please see this week’s print edition.