VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 686 WABASH AVENUE

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2006

7:30 A.M.

 

M I N U T E S

 

A meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Vigo County School Corporation was held at the Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, on the 7th day of April 2006 at 7:30 A.M.

 

The following Board Members were present: Mr. Gene Shike, Mrs. Jackie Lower, Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Paul Lockhart, Mr. Michael Tom, and Mr. Mel Burks.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mr. Gene Shike led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

First Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Discussion

 

1. Fundamentals of Tax Abatement and Tax Increment Finance

 

Mr. Steve Witt, President of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation

presented the fundamentals of tax abatement and tax increment finance. Mr. Witt responded to questions from Board Members following his presentation.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

2. Local Tax Rate

 

Mr. Bernard Ridens, Executive Director of the Vigo County Taxpayers Association,

presented information to the Board regarding local tax rate and tax increment

financing.

(See Proceedings

 

Second Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Adjournment: 9:04 A.M.

 


 

Approved:

 

______________________________President ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres. ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.