By Nathan Prewett
MOODY — During a very brief meeting of the Moody City Council on Monday, May 24, it was decided to grant a tax abatement to Processor’s Choice, a food and beverage ingredient supplier.
St. Clair County Director Don Smith spoke to the council, saying that Processor’s Choice located to the city approximately five years ago.
“Moody is growing and so are the companies that are here,” he said.
Smith said that the company is going through an expansion. He asked that the council consider approving a 10-year tax abatement on all non-educational property taxes and non-educational sales and use taxes on materials that Processor’s Choice will be using for its expansion.
The total project investment will be $6.675 million. Smith said that at least 11 new jobs will be created with the project. The abatement divided into two sections: the first being Processor’s Choice itself and Mustang REH III, which is the real estate holding company.
Smith added a request for authorization of Moody Mayor Joe Lee to sign the project agreement that will state that the company will go through with its planned expansion. The requests were approved unanimously.
Additionally, the council agreed to pass a resolution that would extend its current residential garbage contract for 31 days. They also agreed to bid the city’s residential garbage, trash collection and disposal contract.
In other business the council:
- Approved a request from court clerk magistrate Tim Senft for him and Sheri Green to attend an AMCCMA annual training conference in Orange Beach not to exceed $3,680,
- Approved a request from Police Chief Thomas Hunt to purchase yearly ammunition for the department for $2,787, and
- Approved a request from Hunt to surplus a 2014 Dodge Charger.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Moody City Hall on 670 Park Ave.