Lawrence County Commissioners dissolve old TIF District and create a new one

LAWRENCE COUNTY – The Lawrence County Commissioners Tuesday morning, passed two resolutions to dissolve the Lehigh TIF District in Marion Township and established a new one.

The TIF District was originally established in 2008 for the purpose of the expansion of Lehigh Hanson Inc. originally planned for 13 years ago. However, the TIF District sat empty and unused and generated no funds due to economic concerns.

“There has been no revenue generated from this TIF District since its inception in 2008, and a new TIF District is needed in its place,” said County Attorney David Smith.”This will allow the county to capture taxes on the increase of value on the new district with the improvements being made at Lehigh Hanson and improve the area.”

The commissioners also approved an ordinance to establish a committee to approve improvements at the Lawrence County fairgrounds.

This will be a three-member group including a commissioner, a county council member, and someone from the 4-H council or Lawrence County Fair Association.

County Council President Scott Smith suggested creating the committee to identify projects and the costs. The commissioners and council will then oversee those proceedings.

In other business, the commissioners appointed Commissioner president Rodney Fish to White River Military Coordination Alliance.