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of County Commissioners met in special session at 4:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building
with all members and the County Clerk present.
The meeting was called to meet with the City Council and Economic
Development Board to discuss potential incentives to encourage Alco to open a
store at the Gibson site.
attending from the city were Mayor Jim Stroh and councilmen, Thad Kistler,
Jerry Anderson, and Tom Keaton. Bill
Powers, City Administrator and David Black, City Attorney were also present. Several retail merchants also attended the
Skiles, Economic Development Director, lead the meeting.
discussed were utility credits, parking lot renovation, and free use of the
landfill during remodeling, and sales tax relief. Mr. Skiles stated that Alco has not asked for any particular
thing but they did say that some sales tax relief would be a “good faith
effort” by the community. Mr. Skiles
recommended doing some of all the possible incentives.
It was the
consensus of those in attendance that Target should be asked if they are
interested in coming to the community, but that we should proceed with
incentives to attract Alco.
Traster and Jim Stroh expressed appreciation to the retail merchants for coming
to the meeting.
decisions were made at this meeting.
commissioners adjourned to meet again in regular session at 9:30 a.m. on
December 17, 2002.