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City adopts Alto tax abatement

The Atmore City Council adopted a resolution to increase a previous tax abatement agreement with a local company during its meeting on July 12.

The resolution – 2021-12 – is in regard to a tax abatement agreement with Alto Products. The agreement will allow Alto to purchase additional equipment worth some $2.5 million, and to add more than 4,000 square feet of buidling space.

In other business, the council:

• approved a car show to be held at Houston Avery Park on Aug. 6, 2021, at 3 p.m.;

• approved the renaming of a retail beer and table wine license at Fastlane;

• adopted resolution 2021-13 to purchase a skid steer (bobcat) off of the state bid list. Mayor Jim Staff said the new piece of equipment cost $107,493 and will go far to aid the work of the Street and Sanitation Department; and,

• approved the closing of a portion of Patterson Street for a community day on July 24. The Atmore Community Fun Day will be held 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Patterson Street Community. The event is for all ages, and will be filled with food, basketball games, bouncers, music, prize giveaways and more. Additionally, a drive thru giveaway will be held at Escambia County Middle School from 10 a.m. until noon. All area students in grades Pre-K through 12 are welcome. Free uniforms, supplies and a week of food will be available while supplies last.