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.