The Idyllwild Historic Preservation District has scheduled a community discussioin of the Mills Act, which provides property tax relief in exchange for an equivalent investment in the historic property.

The public session will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Idyllwild Library.

To use the Mills Act benefits, owners of certain historic properties must commit to restore, rehabilitate repair and preserve the historic property.

At the session, Keith Herron, Resources Bureau Chief, for the Parks and Open Space District, will discuss the IHPD guidelines, explain the procedures for using the Mills Act, and provide a copy of the Riverside City ordinance implementing it as well as an example of its application to property tax.

All properties within IHPD that have been designated as contributing to its historicity would be eligible.