By AMANDA ROACH
The Fillmore Town Council granted tax abatement for a local company during its meeting Saturday morning.
Greencastle/Putnam County Economic Development Center Director Bill Dory provided the council with information on Liberty Industries and its compliance with statements of benefits. The company has been granted certain tax abatements in consideration of certain benefits for the town.
Dory informed the council that Liberty Industries, which manufactures flatbed trailers, built the 5,000-square-foot manufacturing building in 1999, later adding onto the building in 2003 and building another manufacturing building in 2004.
Liberty Industries filed forms on personal property, as well as three real estate improvements for the council to review. The company was given a tax abatement from the town about three or four years ago. Town Clerk/Treasurer Maxine Davies told the BannerGraphic that town usually gives new companies some type of tax abatement.
The council approved the statements of benefits for Liberty Industries.
The council also discussed the hours set for trick-or-treating in the town. The council approved to set hours for 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
In other business, the council:
-- Approved to pay the Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department $5,800. The town is required to pay this to the department for services provided.
-- Learned that Floyd Township Fire Department was not signing a new contract with the Fillmore Fire Department due to the installation of MABAS. A Fillmore firefighter informed the council that he was not sure if the installation of MABAS meant that fire departments did not have to sign mutual aid contracts anymore.
-- Learned that Terry Jones from the West Central Indiana Economic Development District will be having a pre-disaster mitigation plan meeting on Monday, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. The council approved to have Town Marshal Tom Helmer attend the meeting and be on the committee.
-- Learned that children were driving four-wheelers up and down streets and on town property. Helmer said he was looking to issue.
-- Learned from Helmer that one of his reserves is all ready patrolling the streets, while two others are attending the academy.
-- Learned that the brown marshal's car is in need of two tires. Helmer informed the council that Cloverdale Police Department ordered too many tires.
-- Learned that council president Margaret Alexander will be conducting a title search on town property on Hendricks and First streets. The council wants to get the title on the records.
-- Learned that council member Curt Leonard had talked with with John Handy about the sewer deal. According to Leonard, Handy thinks the town could do a whole lot better than what Greencastle is doing. Leonard had provided Handy with information in regarded to what the town is sending to Greencastle. The council is hoping Handy can provided them some necessary information and figures on the issues with the sewers.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the town hall. This meeting is open to the public.