The Business Improvement District (BID) is Spooner’s Historic Downtown, which is home to a group of civic-minded business owners who strive to improve the beautification and promotional efforts of Downtown Spooner.
The BID was originally 2 blocks of Walnut St. and 1 block north and south on River St. As of September 2008, the Spooner City Council voted to expand significantly the BID district to include several blocks of commercial property both north and south of Walnut Street, as well as along Front St..
Any business in the boundaries of the BID map is automatically in the BID. These members are self-taxed higher than other businesses in the area to contribute to the BID budget. The BID funds are managed by a group of board members appointed by the Mayor of Spooner.
Your contribution to the BID district will help fund the website, vintage-era street lamps, decorative banners, holiday decorations, flowers baskets, sidewalk planters, as well as advertising and other promotion of downtown Spooner. Being a BID member means that you help improve both you and your neighbor’s streets.
The BID board meets every third Tuesday of the month at a predetermined location. At these meetings, the board discusses budget, projects, and improvements to be made within the BID district. All BID businesses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Aaron Arf, Dahl’s Homestore
Kris Busch, RC Gifts
Richard Danielson, Big Dick’s Buckhorn Inn
Carol Dunn, Northwind Book & Fiber
Tim Reedy, State Farm Insurance
Don Strunk, Shell Lake State Bank
Jim Tourville, Antiques on Walnut