COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GRANT TAX BREAK FOR PPE

The Washington County Commissioners followed the lead of the Brenham City Council in approving tax phase in reinvestment zone for Precision Polymers LLC and GSL, so they can bring a manufacturing facility to the Brenham Business Park.

Clint Kolby of the Brenham Economic Foundation told the Commissioners at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting  that PPE is a British based maker of rubber seal products that was looking to move to our area and that Brenham won out over several facilities.

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Kolby says they plan on building a 30,000 square foot facility that would employ 22 workers in the first year of operation and will have 60 workers after five years.  Kolby says the average worker would earn roughly $46,000 a year.

The Brenham City Council approved a tax reinvestment zone earlier in the month.

The County Commissioners also appointed former County Judge Dorothy Morgan for another two year term on the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority for the Brazos Valley.  Precinct Four County Commissioner Joy Fuchs noted that, with the many changes  in the administration and procedures of mental health it is a good thing to have an experienced voice on the board.

The Commissioners also renewed the interlocal agreement between Washington County and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, on behalf of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  The agreement allows for the lease of office space at 100 South Chappell Hill, the one time Brenham police station.