(Policies are being developed and the paint assistance program is not available at this time. Below is information about the future policy.)
In the 1990's the City initiated a Paint Assistance program for the businesses located on Sixth Street north of Texas Avenue in hope of revitalizing that area. The program has not been promoted as much in recent years, but is still available. The City has a local paint dealer that has the paint parameters for acceptable colors. After an agreement are signed with the City, a business then may purchase paint within the agreed limits from the paint dealer who will invoice the City directly for the paint. The City only participates and agrees to pay only for the external, visible, painted areas of the building. The business owner is responsible for the application (labor) of the paint to the identified business property. Items outlined within the agreement is the necessary repairs, signage (agree to limit signage to wall or shingle signage with external lighting reminiscent of the pre-1950's era), existing or potential leasers or owners of the facility, current condition of the facility, if the facility has participated in the program previously, and the total cost of the paint required.