Ellis County Commissioners’ Court docket Approves TIMCO Tax Discount

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The current headquarters of TIMCO Logistics on Ovilla Road in Waxahachie.  The company received a property tax break Tuesday from the Ellis County Commissioners as it plans to move to a new location in Business US 287. [Courtesy photo]

A tax exemption agreement with Myti Properties, LLC and TIMCO Logistics Systems was approved by the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Tuesday.

TIMCO Logistics aims to set up a national headquarters in Waxahachie. The total estimated value of the improvements is $ 6.95 million. Myti Properties, the owner of the property, and TIMCO are seeking a five-year, 50 percent reduction in property tax with the county.

TIMCO proposes to hire 15 new mechanics and 18 additional new staff at the site. District Judge Todd Little noted that the court’s tax break policy did not include more than a 45 percent tax cut on these numbers, but District 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson decided to approve the 50 percent amount and the tax break went unanimously accepted.

Warren Ketteman, Director of Waxahachie Economic Development, spoke in the presence of Tim Balch, owner of TIMCO Logistics.

The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council both approved special-use permits for a trailer and heavy-duty vehicle maintenance workshop on 2270 and 2290 Highway 287 Business last month.

The 5.48 hectare site will include a three-story office building that will become TIMCO Logistics’ national headquarters. The company will move from its current property on Ovilla Road. Trucks are only allowed to turn right on and off Business 287, and additional landscaping in front of the bays across from Business 287 has been added as a condition.

All four commissioners were present at Tuesday’s meeting.

Other things

• Sheriff Brad Norman presented Sgt. Timothy Bulot for his services during the Forreston tornado on May 2nd. Norman also mentioned a long list of sheriff’s deputies and dispatchers who responded to the tornado and who will be presented with Certificates of Merit.

• Commissioners approved the consent agenda, which consisted of the approval of regular bills, pay slips, officials’ reports and previous minutes; Acceptance of various reports; the acceptance of Mike Heckathorn’s resignation from Emergency Services District No. 5 Ferris; Funding commitment for the youth court alternative education program; Creation of a vehicle replacement fund; Approval of property tax refunds; and transfers of budget items.

• Approval has been granted for 17,917 acres in five lots on the northwest corner of Palmyra Road and Hunsucker Road in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Red Oak.

• Performance bonds have been accepted for both the proposed Springside Estates Phase 2 and Estates of Hidden Creek subdivisions.

• The court approved a $ 15,167 payout on a lease for a Mack Granite dump truck to Road and Bridge Precinct No. 2.

• A Broce RJT350 broom was made for Road and Bridge Precinct No. Purchased 1 worth $ 45,900.

• Surplus law enforcement equipment was donated to the Milford Police Department.

• The commissioners approved a local agreement with the City of Red Oak for the collection of tax bills for the Red Oak Public Improvement District No.

• An amendment to a contract with the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board was approved to extend the term by one year to September 30, 2022.

• The court approved an application for a US Department of Justice grant of $ 750,000 for three years to establish and establish a human trafficking task force in Ellis County. This grant is a two-part grant and is applied for in partnership with the Child Advocacy Center of Ellis County, which will also apply for a $ 750,000 grant as a victim service provider.

• Following a board meeting, the court agreed to appoint the law firm Campbell & Associates to represent the county on an administrative matter for the Texas State Bar at a cost of no more than $ 10,000.