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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council this week approved the first two Neighborhood Empowerment Zone projects, in which home owners or builders are given incentives to renovate homes or build multi-family structures in targeted areas.  The projects are on Plum and Sycamore Streets.  The council also received the resignation of City Manager Darrek Ferrell, and will be searching for an interim replacement.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams discusses plans for the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone that is being declared east of Park Street between Maple and Bishop Streets, providing tax incentives for home owners to renovoate their homes.  And the mayor says the city of Commerce recieved a check worth more than $500,000 from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District this week, as the result of renegotiating a contract with the water district.  The city agreed to make a change in a flaw in the contract that was unfavorable

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the city council is considering the creation of "neighborhood empowerment zones" on the east side of the city that would encourage the renovation of homes and new home construction.  This is in addition to the "opportunity zone" created by the 2017 federal tax law that provides tax incentives for business development in Commerce and many other rural communities.