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Starting the meeting off, @CityofTyler recognizes four new hires into non-emergency positions, despite hiring freeze. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:06 dougkltv
Mayor says all hires are essential, they will be part of streets, solid waste, water. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:08 dougkltv
We're at Tyler's city council meeting this morning. #7onscene https://t.co/g4T1pKPv6g
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:08 Doug Murray
Short agenda today: a few new hires being recognized and a hearing about tax-exempt financing to benefit Cumberland Academy. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:08 Doug Murray
The council will also consider approving a tax abatement agreement with Hood Flexible Packaging Corporation. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:09 Doug Murray
Longer list on the consent agenda. #7onscene https://t.co/gFBKWa3DuS
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:09 Doug Murray
Council approves additional tax abatement for Hood Packaging. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:17 dougkltv
The company is considering adding onto the plant, which would add four jobs and save four more. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:19 dougkltv
The city is competing for the addition with a plant in Canada, and says this abatement is to help secure the addition here. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:20 dougkltv
It's a 100% tax abatement, up to $4.5 million. The abatement will continue even if the addition goes to the Canadian plant. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:22 dougkltv
Presentation says the plant adds $6.8 million annually to local economy... #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:24 dougkltv
... and that the plant has nearly doubled its workforce, from 78 to 140, since 2012. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:25 dougkltv
Executive session was scrapped, city won't say what it would've been about, but offered there were no new details to discuss. #7onscene
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30 dougkltv
And that wraps this #7onscene. Council is adjourned. Look for a full recap on KLTV.com later today.
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:34 dougkltv
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