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Nagakura Engineering Works is seeking a tax abatement from the Columbus City Council for new machinery valued at about $1.5 million.
Nagakura, 630 S. Mapleton St., which makes automotive parts, is investing in new machinery to support customers, such as Honda. The company plans to add 10 jobs this fall, Ferdon said.
The council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Also on the agenda, the council will:
Consider rezoning property owned by Columbus Free Methodist Church, 1511 22nd St., from residential to semi-public facilities.
Jeff Bergman, director of the Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department, said that over time the church has bought other properties on the same block as their facility, at the southeast corner of 22nd and Maple streets. The church has torn down the houses and other buildings that had been on those properties and wants to build a parking lot.
Vote a second time to approve receipt of about $43,000 in federal stimulus money for the city’s sewage works.
Keith Reeves, director of Columbus City Utilities, said the money was intended for other communities but was redistributed.
Act on an ordinance for an additional appropriation of funds for the city employees’ retirement accounts.
A change in state law changed the time when municipalities must make the quarterly payments to the public employees retirement fund, said Columbus Clerk-Treasurer Luann Welmer. Payments used to take place one quarter behind. Now they must be made for the current quarter.
So when the city makes its third-quarter payment in the fourth quarter of this year, it also must pay for the fourth quarter. The council must approve a $637,705 fourth- quarter payment, Welmer said.
Vote for the first time on ordinances that fix salaries of elected officials and city employees for 2013.
Jeff Logston, the city’s director of operations and finance, said the requested salaries would represent a 2.5 percent cost of living increase and the hiring of two more patrol officers with the Columbus Police Department. Those positions would pay $44,767.
Salaries for elected officials next year would be $84,706 for the mayor; $67,814 for the clerk-treasurer; $7,084 for each City Council member.
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