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File #: 19-614A    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2019 Department: Economic Development
On agenda: 5/21/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: Resolution approving B5121447367 as a qualified applicant for an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption.
Attachments: 1. Adopted RES 19-31, 2. Resolution
Related files: 19-612A

Subject:

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Resolution approving B5121447367 as a qualified applicant for an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption.

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Recommended Action

Recommended Action

Adopt a resolution approving B5121447367 as a qualified applicant for an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (EDAVTE) pursuant to Section 196.1995, Florida Statutes, and authorizing B5121447367 to make improvements and/or tangible personal property additions before an exemption ordinance is adopted.

 

                     The company is in the aviation/aerospace manufacturing industry and is considering a project to consolidate its out-of-state production facility to Pinellas County.

                     The project would include the construction of an approximate 40,000-square-foot facility and substantial equipment upgrades for a total estimated capital investment of $7.3 million.

                     An estimated 47 employees are projected to be hired with annual pay scales of at least 115% of the average annual wage for the Pinellas County.

                     The EDAVTE program provides for the approval of a resolution allowing a company to commence its project prior to adoption of an Exemption Ordinance.  The project will be brought back to the Board for consideration of an Exemption Ordinance and written agreement at a future date with the company name and terms of the incentive being fully disclosed at that time. This resolution does not bind the Board to adopting an Exemption Ordinance.

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Strategic Plan:

Foster continual economic growth and vitality
4.1 Proactively attract and retain businesses with targeted jobs to the county and the region.

 

Summary:

B5121447367 is an aviation/aerospace manufacturer. This project represents an expansion within Pinellas County, with both job creation and capital investment components.  The company has requested an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption.

 

Background Information:

The State of Florida has provided for the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (EDAVTE) program pursuant Section 196.1995, Florida Statutes.  Pinellas County Ordinance 2018-08 amending Chapter 118, Article VI of the Pinellas County Code authorizes the granting of such exemptions.

B5121447367 is an aviation/aerospace manufacturer. This project represents an expansion within Pinellas County, with both job creation and capital investment components.  This project has a total estimated capital investment of $7.3 million including new construction, renovations and equipment. These improvements will be used to accommodate the addition of 47 new full-time jobs. 

The EDAVTE program provides for the approval of a resolution allowing a company to commence its project prior to adoption of an Exemption Ordinance under Section 196.1995, F.S. and Pinellas County Ordinance 2018-08. Based on representations made by the company, the project meets the requirements of the EDAVTE program. This resolution does not bind the Board to adopting an Exemption Ordinance. The project will be brought back to the Board for consideration of an Exemption Ordinance and written agreement, with the company name being fully disclosed.  The resolution allows the company to begin their project without losing the ability to receive an EDAVTE.

 

Current Fiscal Impact:

The total exemption will be based on the final assessed value of real property improvements and additions to tangible personal property.  An estimated fiscal impact will be determined by the Pinellas County Property Appraiser and will be included in the staff report brought to the Board during its consideration of an Exemption Ordinance.

 

Proposed Fiscal Impact:

The total exemption will be based on the final assessed value of real property improvements and additions to tangible personal property, and the exemption period (up to 10 years) and exemption percent (up to 100%) approved by the Board.  An estimated fiscal impact will be determined by the Pinellas County Property Appraiser and will be included in the staff report brought to the Board during its consideration of an Exemption Ordinance.

The project is located in the City of Largo, which is expected to also provide a municipal EDAVTE.  The company has provided an estimated construction investment of $5 million for this project.  Based on the County’s current millage rate of 5.3590, and assuming that 80% of the investment would contribute to taxable value, the maximum annual impact of the real property portion would be about $21,400.00.

The company has also provided an estimated equipment investment of $2.3 million for this project and would be eligible for an exemption based on the increased assessment of tangible personal property resulting from this investment.  The maximum initial impact of the tangible portion would be about $12,300.00.  The tangible value would be subject to depreciation in future years.

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Michael Meidel, Director, Economic Development

 

Partners:

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