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COUNCIL ACCEPTS EXPLANATIONS OF TAX ABATMENT NON-COMPLIANCE

(Richmond, IN)--Richmond Common Council Monday night held a special meeting to deal with companies that had become non-compliant with tax abatements.  In particular, three companies had failed to meet requirements of abatements…ODS, Recycling Center, and Productivity Fabrications.  Parties squabbled about the time of notification.  "You guys sat on it, so now the 45 days never really runs for them," said John Zetzl representing ODS.  The city’s Tony Foster countered.  "You were notified with 45 day of the Department of Metropolitan Development receiving these tax abatement compliance forms."  In the end, council accepted the explanation that an economic downturn factored into the companies’ failure and extended the abatements.

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