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City of Collinsville property (shown above ... east of the tracks, west of 5th
Street and south of 156th St. North) is being considered as the future location
of Bisco Manufacturing. The land has been used for special City events and by
the model airplane club.
Collinsville City Commission / Municipal Authority met Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003
(instead of their normal Monday session due to Labor Day). Commissioner Gail
Rogers and City Clerk Dana Conners were unable to attend due to class conflicts.
Ron Scott was nominated and approved as the new Ward IV member of the Collinsville
Board of Adjustment. Approval was given to close Main Street for the Homecoming
Parade on Friday, September 19th. The City also modified it's 2001 ordinance
which had restricted the use of "borrow ditches" within the city limits.
The change will allow "borrow ditches" on lots with at least 150 foot
frontage (and/or 24,000 square feet of lot size) if they meet a specified design
including headwalls on culverts under driveways.
Municipal Authority voted to have the city property north of town appraised
in response to an offer by Bisco Manufacturing to buy or lease the land for
a proposed door manufacturing complex. City Manager Mike Tinker met recently
with three local residents involved with planning the venture. The Municipal
Authority also established a committee to negotiate the property offer.
initial discussions with Bisco emphasized a positive combination of jobs and
sales tax income for the City. Mike Tinker indicated that the sales tax benefit
to Collinsville might be reduced by a recent law change (effective in November)
that would move the sales tax to the point of delivery instead of the point
of sale for certain material supply.