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County Deals With Grain Loading Facility

County Deals With Grain Loading Facility

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The Yankton County Commission, at their meeting last night, considered a number of issues related to a proposed grain loading facility at Napa Junction, north west of Yankton.

Dakota Plains of Parkston wants to build a unit train loading facility at the spot where the BNSF rail lines intersect with state owned rail. The development land needed to be rezoned, and a development agreement worked out.

The big disagreement was over a TIF, or tax increment financing, for upkeep of the roads in and out of the plant.

Toby Morris, who represents Dakota Plains says the TIF would provide a revenue stream for continued maintenance…

 

YAPG had agreed to be the go between in maintaining the roads.

Commissioner Allen Sinclair said the agreement they had in hand was different than the one approved by the county planning commission…

 

Commissioner Donna Freng said she was concerned that too much of the financial risk was placed on the county…

 

The TIF plan was removed from the agreement, and then the commission voted to rezone the land and accept the development agreement. Meetings on the TIF process will be held next week in an effort to work out an agreement.

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