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50 new jobs could come to Bristol Park for Industry

On Thursday, the Bristol Town Council will begin annexation of 104 acres, including the site of a company requesting a tax abatement to build in the Bristol Park for Industry

Miriam Nowak
Posted on Feb. 19, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

BRISTOL — A packaging company is considering a $25 million investment in a new factory that could bring 50 new jobs to the Bristol area.

The Bristol Town Council heard a presentation Tuesday evening, Feb. 18, by Chad Sweeny of Ginovus, a site selection firm, concerning a proposal to build on approximately 21 acres in the Bristol Park for Industry.

The name of the company was not disclosed, but it is considering building a new 160,000-square-foot facility to make corrugated cardboard. The company would invest $25 million in property, equipment and infrastructure and create 50 new jobs. The company is considering the site in Bristol and an existing facility in Michigan.

Sweeny approached the council about a tax abatement for the company. The property is not inside the city limits, but the town council will begin the annexation process at its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at its meeting at 7 p.m. in the town hall. Town attorney Glenn Duncan explained that the town can’t grant a tax abatement on the property until it has been annexed.

Also at Tuesday evening's work session, the council heard senior engineer, Josh Weaver of Jones Petrie Rafinski present a proposal for engineering services to optimize the town’s current water system and combine it with the new wel field which will be built in the Bristol Park for Industry. The council will vote on the engineering proposal at Thursday evening’s town council meeting.

The council will also consider an increase in the town’s water rate Thursday evening. In December, council members received a draft water rate ordinance that would create a 2 percent increase the first year and an additional 2 percent increase every year for the next 3 years.

 Earth is being moved in the Bristol Park for Industry to prepare for new factories.
Miriam Nowak
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
 The Bristol Town Council Work Session meeting included the announcement of a special meeting for the first reading of the ordinance to annex Industrial Drive at 7:30 on Thursday, May 1.
Miriam Nowak
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:14 a.m.
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