The Greensboro City Council has released more information about the public hearing at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 in the Katie Dorsett Council Chamber.
But it hasn’t released the key piece of information people are waiting to hear – the name of the company.
There is only one item on the agenda for the Dec. 6 public hearing that has been posted on the City of Greensboro website, “Resolution Authorizing Non-Assessment of Water Sewer System Development Fees.”
The resolution goes into more detail about those development fees for a “manufacturing facility at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite,” but does not name “the Company” that would be the beneficiary of waiving these fees.
Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said the name of the company would be revealed at the public hearing, but that the city was not legally required to reveal the name in the required advertising for the public hearing or in the proposed resolution which the City Council will be considering following the public hearing.
The proposed resolution states “WHEREAS, (the Company) is proposing to build a manufacturing facility at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite investing $1 billion in real and personal property and creating 1,750 jobs (Phase 1) and considering expansion that would increase the total investment to $3 billion and the job creation commitment to 3,875.”
The resolution continues, “WHEREAS, the Company is requesting that the City not assess water and sewer system development fees, connection fees, and frontage fees for the new services.”
And finally, “NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREENSBORO:
“That the City of Greensboro not assess water and sewer related system development fees, connection fees and frontage fees for and its directly-related affiliates considering the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite for their manufacturing facilities.”
Although “the Company” won’t officially be named until the City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, it has been widely reported in the media that the company considering the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite for this major manufacturing facility is Toyota, and the facility would manufacture batteries for electric vehicles.
The Greensboro-Randolph Megasite is entirely in Randolph County and, also on Monday, Dec. 6, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on granting economic incentives to an unnamed company and transferring the ownership of the land at the megasite currently owned by Randolph County and the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation to the unnamed company.