IBP reps also requested the city provide Tax Increment Financing (TIF) if and when the company starts to make improvements in the area. The council agreed to 100% of TIF Financing for the first 5 years, and then a graduating scale for the following 5, at 90,70,50,30, and 10%. The proposal will go to both sides legal council, and an official decision will be reached at the next city council meeting.
The council discussed finishing up a half block of sidewalk remaining near Tama High School going north. The
sidewalk will connect with sidewalk at the Toledo City limits, making sidewalk available from 13th street to Highway 63. The council was first approached by Tama citizens who were concerned with individuals walking alongside the highway.
The Council also approved the purchase by the city of a wheel loader for 87,000. The wheel loader will help dig graves as well as pick up snow.