Plans to bring a Fulton County vacant building back to life were brought before county government this week in the form of a tax abatement request.
The Fulton County Council heard the request by Jason Grube with Old 31 Properties LLC and Gracelanding LLC, owned by parent company Rochester Iron and Metal. The property, the old Camcar building, has been vacant for over a year and has IDEM issues.
Fulton County Commissioners also heard the request. Commissioner Brian Lewis.
The Fulton County Council had a lengthy discussion on the tax abatement request. During the discussion, it was noted that the plan for the property is to move the current fabrication business and steel sales to the new location, which would allow for more room for current work and for future expansion. Grube plans on hiring an additional 7-15 employees with wages of $15-$20/hour, with benefits. He also plans to add $350,000 worth of new equipment.
Grube has plans of being into the new building by the end of the year but will need to do about $100,000 in renovation work to the current building for new access so he can get equipment in and out.
Phase 2 of his plan includes $1.5-2 million investment in 2023.
The Fulton County Council read the resolution for the tax abatement after the discussion and will have another reading and public comment during their August meeting.