Faurecia Tax Break, Form-Based Code, Winterfest on Council Agenda

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 12/17/2012 - 03:46


Saline City Council will consider Faurecia Interior Systems Saline LLC’s request for a 12-year tax break on an $85 million project.

The city’s Special Projects Commission unanimously approved a motion to recommend Faurecia’s application to city council. The application is for $3.4 million in building and land improvements and $81.6 million in new machinery and equipment.

The investment is not expected to create any new jobs for Saline.

Faurecia officials briefed city officials about the project on a recent tour of the plant.

Faurecia is retooling to make components for the 2015 F-150 pickup, 2016 Ford Mustang and 2014 Transit van.

Following a public hearing, city council will decide whether or not to adopt a resolution approving the application and authorize Mayor Gretchen Driskell and Clerk Dianne Hill to execute the tax abatement agreement.

For more on the work at Faurecia, click here.

Council Considers Form-Based Code for Downtown

City Council will considerchanging the ordinance to provide for and regulate downtown "form-based code." City planners hope the ordinance provides the city with more latitude in allowing mixed-use developments downtown.

Winterfest Planned for Jan. 26

Saline Main Street is asking for city council to approve Winterfest activities for Jan. 26. Activities in the morning will generally take place downtown. They include ice carving demonstrations, a euchre tournament, children's games and face painting.

Afternoon events will take place at Henne Field. They include the Snowman Building Championship of the Free World, a snowman decorating contest. Dan's Downtown Tavern will serve chili and hot dogs. There will also be a kettle corn and cocoa vendor.

A 5K race will begin at City Hall at 9 a.m.

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