South Holland recommends property tax breaks for meat plant expansion, new gas station

2014-06-17T13:20:00Z 2014-06-17T22:21:05Z South Holland recommends property tax breaks for meat plant expansion, new gas stationGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
June 17, 2014 1:20 pm  • 

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations this week to significant property tax breaks for a pair of businesses.

In one case, a Class 8 property tax break from Cook County government would be an inducement to get Ed Miniat Inc., to expand their meat processing plant.

The company has a plan for a 62,000-square-foot expansion of their plant at 16250 Vincennes Ave. But company officials say the expansion is not viable if they have to pay full-rate property taxes on the site. Trustees voted Monday at their Village Board meeting to recommend the tax break, said Village Attorney Timothy Lapp.

Under a Class 8 tax break, taxes are reduced each year for the next 12 years. Such a tax break can cut the overall properly tax bill in half if it is granted. The Cook County Board has final say over whether such a tax break is granted, but county officials do not grant such breaks unless municipal officials first grant their recommendation.

Aside from the tax break for Ed Miniat, the Village Board also recommended a Class 8 property tax break for CCTT Petroleum, which wants to open a gas station at 47 E. 162nd St.

That site used to be a gas station under different ownership. But the property has been vacant for more than two years.

In other business, the Village Board named Fire Chief Brian Kolosh to be South Holland’s representative on the E-Com Dispatch Operating Committee. He replaces Don Bettenhausen, who retired as fire chief earlier this year.

Trustees also gave their approval Monday to a wage scale for municipal government that ensures South Holland is paying the prevailing wage for government work to its employees. State law requires villages and cities across Illinois to pass a prevailing wage ordinance each year.

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