If the town of Bel Air hires someone to improve business in the town's commercial district, it may cost businesses between $100 to $500 each a year.
Liz Carven, community development administrator, said that after interviews with town business owners about a "manager" formarketing town businesses, the following fee structure has been proposed to support the post:
* Businesses with 1-25 employees -- $100 a year
* Businesses with 26 employees or more -- $250 a year
* Financial institutions and utilities -- $500 a year
The money would be used to cover promotion and marketing activities designed to enhance the appeal of businesses in downtown Bel Air, said Carven.
A meeting on the subject is scheduled for Dec. 4, she said.
Projects would be carried out through a commercial district management authority.