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County Council to consider ordinances to amend economic incentive agreements with Zeus

April 2, 2019

Aiken County Council is scheduled to vote on the third and final readings of two ordinances Tuesday that would amend the county’s 2008 agreements with Zeus Industrial Products Inc. to provide economic development incentives.

In addition, County Council will conduct public hearings on both ordinances during its meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Aiken County Government Center.

One of the ordinances would expand the area of a joint county industrial and business park. It also would change the park’s name.

The other ordinance would include additional property and investment in a fee in lieu of taxes agreement.

Last year, Zeus announced it would be spending $15.7 million to expand its existing operations in Aiken County. That expansion is expected to create 51 new jobs.

Zeus manufactures “precision polymer extrusions and custom tubing made from fluoropolymer resins” that are “useful in a wide variety of industries,” according to the company’s website.

Other items on the agenda for County Council’s meeting Tuesday include the following:

– The second reading of an ordinance to amend and revise the service boundaries of Center Fire District and New Holland Fire District.

– The second reading of an ordinance to that would change the zoning for approximately 12.5 acres of land on Henley Lane in Aiken from residential single-family conservation to agricultural preservation.

– The first reading of an ordinance, by title only, to grant a utility easement to the electric utility provider at Langley Pond Park near Warrenville for the finish line tower construction project.

– The first reading of an ordinance, by title only, to restrict the amounts and/or types of waste that would be accepted in landfills operated by the county.

The Government Center is at 1930 University Parkway.

County Council will meet in Council Chambers, which is on the third floor of the Government Center.