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Avon Town Council designates revitalization area, hears ordinance

Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover

The Avon Town Council met March 9. Meetings can be viewed on the town’s social media accounts. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month at Avon Town Hall, 6570 E. U.S. 36. The next scheduled meeting is April 13.

What happened: The council confirmed a resolution designating land at 8838 E. CR 100 S an economic revitalization area and approved a personal property tax abatement for Ryder Integrated Logistics. A public hearing was held. 

What this means: The abatement is 50% for five years. Radial eCommerce and Fulfillment Omnichannel Technologies already has a fulfillment center at that location. Ryder has plans to put in a 300,000 square foot fulfillment center utilizing space unused by Radial. Companies granted abatements must file an annual compliance report. 

What happened: An ordinance was introduced that amends the right-of-way permit fees and annual bonds to streamline property owner or contractor process when simultaneously engaged in multiple projects. 

What this means: This ordinance was only an introduction. The increases reflect the cost incurred by the town to process a permit and inspect projects. Property owners or contractors must obtain permits before work begins. 

Base permit fee for excavation or construction projects up to 100 linear feet cost $200. An additional 50 cents will be charged to each additional linear foot. The public works director can adjust or waive permit fees. 

A single bond cannot be less than $2,000. The base for annual bonds is $10,000. Bonds must be in place before permits can be issued.

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