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BWSD calls elections to fill three expiring board positions
Feb 24, 2014 | 72 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Three members of the Beeville Water Supply District’s Board of Directors will face expiring terms this year.

The board met at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to officially call the election for May 10.

Those whose terms will expire include Board President Jim Crumrine in Place 3, Ronald “Buddy” Hardy in Place 4 and Bill Stockton in Place 5.

Polls for the water board election will be located at City Hall.

State law gives the city the authority to suspend the election in any place where a candidate has no opponent after the filing deadline has passed.

Dates and locations for early voting will be announced later.

Board members also heard a report on Kaspar Properties and Kaspar Ranch Equipment’s tax abatement with the city, which includes the BWSD.

According to the agreement, Kaspar will pay no taxes to either entity until 2016. After that, the property taxes on the business will be abated by 80 percent during 2017-18, at 50 percent during the 2019-2020 period, at 30 percent during 2021 and at 10 percent during 2022.

The property taxes on the company’s property will then be paid at 100 percent.

To qualify for the tax abatement Kaspar had agreed to increase the number of employees on its payroll from its original staff of 15 to 60 employees by January of this year.

Interim City Manager Marvin Townsend reported that the company is well ahead of its hiring schedule and is only five employees from completing its 2017 contractual goal.

The company builds truck accessories like bumper guards and other products.

Most of its employees work as welders, painters, shipping clerks and officer personnel.
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