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Ellis County Commissioners to consider tax abatement for Triumph Aerostructures, LLC.

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Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 5:30 PM., in the historic courthouse, Commissioners Courtroom, 101 W. Main Street (2nd Floor), Waxahachie, Texas at which time the following will be discussed and considered, to-wit:


County Judge:     Carol Bush                        County Clerk:     Cindy Polley

Commissioners:                                            County & District Attorney’s Office: 

Dennis Robinson, Commissioner, Pct. 1       Ann Montgomery, Assistant County Attorney

Bill Dodson, Commissioner, Pct. 2              Lee Auvenshine, Assistant County Attorney

Heath Sims, Commissioner, Pct. 3

Ron Brown, Commissioner, Pct. 4     


1.1   County Judge will call meeting to order, declare quorum if present, and declare notices legally posted pursuant to

Open Meetings Act.

1.2    Motion to Open Court.




2.1    Consideration and action to discuss and amend the Tax Abatement Guidelines, Criteria and Procedures for Ellis County, Texas, to include the option of granting a tax abatement for business personal property on a discretionary basis. 

- Carol Bush, County Judge


2.2    Consideration and action to approve a tax abatement on real and personal property between Ellis County, Texas and Triumph Aerostructures, LLC., for a 240,000 square foot industrial and manufacturing facility on approximately 28.661 acres of land in Red Oak, Ellis County, Texas in Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone No. 2, to serve as an aircraft manufacturing facility for a period of at least ten years.  The taxable value of the land, improvements and tangible personal property is at least $70,000,000.  At startup, the facility is expected to employ 125 skilled technicians and engineers with full employment rising to approximately 265 within five years.  Under the Ellis County Tax Abatement Guidelines, Triumph Aerostructures, LLC qualifies for a 70% tax abatement for a period of seven years.        

-    Carol Bush, County Judge


ADJOURNMENT            Signed this the ______  day of August, 2011.       


Carol Bush, Ellis County Judge


I, the undersigned, County Clerk of the Ellis County Commissioners Court do hereby certify that the above Notice of Special Meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court is a true and correct copy of said Notice, that I received said Notice, and it was posted at the doors of the Ellis County Courthouse, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times on the _____ day of August, 2011, at ____________ a.m./p.m.

Cindy Polley, County Clerk

  • The Commissioners Court reserves the right to consider and take action on the above agenda items in any particular order.
  • Anyone wishing to address the Commissioners Court concerning a posted agenda item must make a formal request by presenting a "Participation Form" to the County Clerk at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting.
  • If you or your representative, have a disability that requires special arrangements and you plan to attend this public meeting, please contact the County Judge’s Office at (972) 825-5011 within 72 hours of the meeting.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet your needs at the meeting.


By_______________________________, Deputy

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