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Trailer maker gets extension on tax abatement

Staff writer

A Hillsboro trailer manufacturer was approved for a year’s extension on a city tax abatement during Tuesday’s Hillsboro city council meeting.

Flint Hills Industries, doing business as Hillsboro Industries, was first granted a tax abatement in 2008, with a 10-year limit. This will be the final year.

Triplett Woolf Garretson law firm sent council members a letter recommending the extension based on the company’s increase in employees, increased payroll, and increased revenues.

“We really appreciate the contributions you have made to our community,” mayor Lou Thurston told company president Phil Wyssenbach.

In other business, council members:

  • Approved a contract with EBH Engineering to work on plans for dividing the former hospital building that now houses Salem Home. Rural Health Partners, the majority stakeholder of CAH Acquisition Company #5, owners of the newly constructed Hillsboro Community Hospital, is buying the portion not used by Salem Home to develop a local facility for treatment of veterans under a choice program for veterans’ care.
  • Appointed Larry Paine and Jonah Gehring as Kansas Municipal Energy Agency representatives.

Last modified Feb. 22, 2018