Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Niagara Bottling, LLC in the newly-created Reinvestment Zone No. 10.
The reinvestment zone's creation was approved by unanimous vote during the meeting. Niagara Bottling, LLC will build a 350,000 square foot bottling facility. The building will have an estimated $14 million in taxable value, with an additional $29 million in taxable value through equipment installed at the facility. Niagara Bottling will initially have 66 employees at the site.
The tax abatement agreement will have a 10 year term, with an average 60 percent abatement on eligible real and personal property.
Brian Hess, Executive Vice President of Operations and Legal Affairs at Niagara Bottling, said the company is the second largest bottler of water in the United States. The bottling facility will be located in the Lakeview Business Park.
The city council voted unanimously to approve an economic development agreement with Niagara Bottling to waive initial permitting fees for Phase I of the construction of the new facility. The waived fees would total approximately $50,000.
The city council voted 4-0-1, to re-elect Jerry Wyatt as mayor pro tem. Marshall was also nominated for election as mayor pro tem, with only Marshall and Emery voting in favor. Council Member Don Smith did not vote on either nomination.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $593,703 bid to LS&A Group, Inc. for construction of a new animal shelter.
The planned shelter will be approximately 2,600 square feet. The City of Stafford has provided a portion of funding for the construction of the shelter, and will share in using the facility.
The city council voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement for office space at 1703 Texas Parkway for a police mini-station.
“It is important to the city’s community policing efforts to maintain a relationship of trust and partnership with the citizens, and the Texas Parkway Mini-Station will serve as a visible symbol of our established commitment to being community partners with the residents and business owners of Missouri City,” Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said.
The city council voted 4-3, with Wyatt, Robin Elackatt and Danny Nguyen opposed, to adopt the 2012 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds.
Wyatt stated he was voting against the item due to an expenditure of $60,002 for the Cangelosi Watershed drainage project, which he said was not a project aimed at low income residents.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda