Public hearing slated on industrial exemption ordinance

The Greene County board of supervisors set will hold a public hearing Monday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 am to hear comments on a proposed ordinance providing for partial tax exemptions for improvements or new construction for specific industrial purposes.

Included would be value added to cattle facilities, either through new construction or retrofitting existing facilities; new construction on industrial real estate, research-service facilities, warehouses and distribution center; and value added by the acquisition of or improvement to machinery and equipment assesses as real estate.

The proposed ordinance calls for a 75 percent exemption the first year, a 60 percent exemption the second year, a 45 percent exemption the third year, a 30 percent exemption the fourth year, and a 15 percent exemption the fifth year.

The full text of the proposed ordinance is available for distribution in the office of the county auditor. The hearing will be held in the board room on the second floor of the courthouse. To read the legal notice of public hearing, click here: PH Notice, industrial exemption.

The ordinance will be placed on first reading Sept. 8, with the second and third readings Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 respectively.

The supervisors will at the same meeting have on first reading a proposed ordinance putting a 10 pm to 6 am curfew on unmuffled engine brakes. That ordinance does not require a public hearing prior to reading.

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