“He (Brackemyre) just gave this to us,” Applegate said. “I haven’t had time to read it.”
Future requests for abatements should be provided earlier, Applegate said. “I don’t think it would be appropriate to stop our public meeting to take time to read it,” he said.
Commissioner Jeff Wolfe said, “I’ve been a little more involved with this, and I’m comfortable with it.”
Four public hearings will be required before the abatement request can be approved, however, including appearances last night at the Whitestown Redevelopment Commission, the Whitestown Town Council and the Boone County Economic Redevelopment Commission, all of whom must also approve the abatement. The Whitestown council meets Nov. 12.
Boone County was competing with Louisville, Ky., Plainfield and other Indiana locations for the project, Brackemyre said.