Sugar Grove Library, fire officials, residents: 'No' to business incentives

  • Susan Sarkauskas/ssarkauskas@dailyherald.comSugar Grove is considering offering property-tax-based financial incentives to make land, including this at Route 30 and Galena Boulevard, more attractive for industrial and commercial development.

    Susan Sarkauskas/ssarkauskas@dailyherald.comSugar Grove is considering offering property-tax-based financial incentives to make land, including this at Route 30 and Galena Boulevard, more attractive for industrial and commercial development.

 
 
Updated 4/22/2015 9:00 AM

Sugar Grove officials think offering property tax-based financial incentives would get companies interested in building stores, offices and factories near the Aurora Municipal Airport. But Sugar Grove Library officials are loathe to freeze the amount of taxes they currently get from the land. And they disagree that the land is eligible. "If you define blight as a couple of decrepit farmhouses, I ask why these farmhouses were not asked to be cleaned up" said library director Shannon Halikias..

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