City Council to consider tax abatements for Lindal

The Columbus City Council is expected to take steps during its Tuesday night meeting to create an Economic Revitalization Area and grant tax abatements to a company in Woodside Industrial Park.

Lindal North America, Inc. is requesting that property on International Drive that was recently annexed by the city, also called the “Booher Addition,” be given the new designation. If the city council approves, the company will be able to request tax abatements on a combined $17.4 million in personal and real property. According to documentation filed with the city, Lindal says the new building and equipment will retain 65 jobs and create 30 more, with an average wage of $24 per hour, by the end of 2019. Mayor Jim Lienhoop says that me expects that the ERA request, as well as the tax abatement requests, will be approved.

The city council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. inside of City Hall.