Cal City council gives recommendation to tax break extension

2014-01-13T00:00:00Z Cal City council gives recommendation to tax break extensionGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
January 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

CALUMET CITY | The City Council has recommended a 10-year property tax break extension for a warehouse facility at the south edge of Calumet City.

The council voted 6-0 for extending 10 years the Class 6b real estate tax assessment for an industrial warehouse at 1451 Huntington Drive .

WB Real Estate LLC had a tax break for the property for the past decade, but it is set to expire later this year unless Cook County officials vote to extend it.

The Cook County Board has final say over the matter, but typically does not grant the tax break — which can reduce by more than half the amount of property taxes that will have to be paid — unless municipal officials vote first to support the move.

In other business, the City Council approved an ordinance that authorizes a lease/purchase agreement between the city and Ford Motor Credit Co. for the acquisition of vehicles for the Police Department.

Aldermen also voted to support a $29,590.40 payment to Ford Motor Credit.

Other payments approved by the City Council include one for $7,773.41 to Westmont-based Scot Decal Co., Inc., for the printing of the vehicle stickers that will be sold to local motorists later this year.

Calumet City Plumbing will receive $5,132 for an emergency water main repair at Sibley Boulevard and Clyde Avenue, $5,978 for a repair at 525 Burnham Ave., $5,960 for a repair at 1250 Torrence Ave., and payments of $15,687 and $5,584.30 for repairs at the water tower near River Oaks Shopping Center.

Sherwin-Williams in Lansing will be paid $5,589.94 for equipment related to a city-owned paint machine.

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