Mercedes Tax Share Adjusted and More (Live Blog Transcript)
Orland Park trustees voted Monday night on a slew of items that have passed committee. Finance, technology and parks and recreation committees also met. Read our live blog transcript for a full recap of the meeting.
Update, 10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
Mercedes Benz of Orland Park could get some additional money in their tax share agreement with the village, to account for furniture, fixtures and other equipment in their new properties.
In November, the village approved a 50 percent tax share agreement for five years or until the dealership has collected $453,690. With added costs for the furniture, fixtures and equipment, the new maximum unanimously approved by the board Monday night is $574,424.
"It’s based on the amount of incremental sales increase, so they get a share of the actual sales tax generated they can use to reinvest in the improvements they made," said village manager Paul Grimes.
Mercedes has made about $1 million in improvements within their new space, Grimes said.
The board could vote after five years to extend the tax share deal another five years, Grimes said.
"They have to earn it to be able to get it," Grimes said.
In other business, the board voted unanimously to cancel two liquor licenses. One license belonging to Johnny's Charhouse, which recently closed, and the other belonged to 94 West, which remains open.
94 West had previously offered wine package sales, allowed through a second liquor license. The owners have decided not to continue with packaged wine sales, which is why that license was cancelled, but they will still offer alcohol on premises.
Original Post, 5:55 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
The Orland Park Village Board will be voting on a substantial consent agenda at Monday night's meeting.
Among 20 items up for vote include making tickets for driving while texting a local ordinance, a new Thai restaurant, new homes in the Old Orland Historic District and broadening the applicant pool for a facade improvement grant.
Prior to the full village board meeting, the technology, finance and parks and recreation committees will meet starting at 6 p.m.
Look at the attached meeting media packets for more information.
Orland Park Patch’s live blog through Cover It Live will provide minute-by-minute updates from the meeting on this page starting at 6 p.m. Look in the Cover It Live window above, and you’ll see an area where you can join in and offer your comments and questions. The same rules apply as on finished articles on the site.
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