Northumberland Planning Commission Eyeing Business Licenses

The Northumberland planning commission is weighing the introduction of a business license to better understand local business activity. Some members say they support a nominal fee for gathering crucial data on county businesses, echoing practices in nearby municipalities. Meanwhile, discussions on the comprehensive plan have shifted focus to Chapter 3, examining land use strategies across commercial hubs like Burgess and support areas. With debates ongoing about utility solar facilities and infrastructure costs, the commission aims to shape policies that balance economic growth and community needs. Further deliberations are scheduled for the next meeting on July 18.