Menard’s is planning a new plant at its Holiday City campus and won an Enterprise Zone agreement from the county.
The Board of Williams County Commissioners approved the tax abatement at its April 20 meeting. The deal gives the retail giant a 100 percent tax break on the new construction in exchange for donations to the schools, the village, and the county. Holiday City is the holder and grantor of the abatement. The value is $9.4 million and the exemption is good from 2019-34.
Menard’s declined to comment or issue a press release, Williams County Economic Development Executive Director Matt Davis said. “They will be working with our office and when the time is appropriate, will be formally announcing this project,” Davis said.
The new operation will be for constructing pre-hung doors and manufacturing quartz countertops, county documents show. Associated work on access roads and utilities are included. Work is slated to begin in June and completed by August 2018. The expansion is worth more than 10 percent of the current value of the existing properties. Menard’s is planning on creating 100 new full-time jobs at the facility by 2019.
Menard’s has to pay 1 percent of the dollar value of incentives or $500. If the value of incentives exceeds $250,000, the fee will be $2,500, payable to the commissioners. The company will pay 35 percent of the total tax savings annually for 15 years between April 1 and April 30 to the North Central Local School District.
The Four County Career Center will receive a donation of 4 percent annually for 15 years by Sept. 15.
In other actions, the commissioners:
– Approved the hiring of Ashley Westfall as Eligibility Referral Specialist 2 for the Williams County Job & Family Services. The projected start date is May 8.
– Approved a service agreement with Stericycle for medical waste service at a cost not to exceed $2,500 a year. The term of the 36-month agreement is effective April 20. The agreement will automatically renew.
– Approved a residential lease agreement between Williams County Commissioners and Anthony Antigo, Monica Antigo and Kathryn Plessner for premises at 09986 County Road 16, Bryan, Ohio 43506. The lease is for 12 months beginning April 24 and ending April 24, 2018, for a monthly payment of $650.
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