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File #: 2022-0209    Version: 1 Name: Industrial Tax Exemption application for Bunge North America, Inc., Project ID: 20220178-ITE for participation in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program for potential projects at Bunge’s Facility in Destrehan
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/18/2022 In control: Parish Council
On agenda: 8/15/2022 Final action: 8/15/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #: 6655
Title: A resolution authorizing the St. Charles Parish Council to approve the Industrial Tax Exemption application for Bunge North America, Inc., Project ID: 20220178-ITE for participation in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program for potential projects at Bunge's Facility in Destrehan, Louisiana.
Sponsors: Matthew Jewell, Department of Economic Development and Tourism
Indexes: Economic Dev. and Tourism (Dept. of), Industrial Inducement, Taxes
Attachments: 1. 2022-0209 ITE Notice of Board Approval Letter - Parish, 2. 2022-0209 Exhibit A - Bunge North America Inc 20220178 - signed, 3. 2022-0209 Bunge North America 20220178-ITE Application, 4. 2022-0209 ITEP LOCAL NOTICE OF ACTION - Template.pdf, 5. 8-15-2022 Full Agenda Packet.pdf, 6. 2022-0209 _ Bunge_SCP_ITEP_CouncilFinance_Presentation.pdf, 7. 2022-0209 _ Bunge_SCP_ITEP_CouncilFinance_Presentation_1 Page.pdf, 8. 2022-0209 Final Notice of Action - Bunge North America.pdf, 9. 2022-0209 Final Reso 6655
2022-0209
INTRODUCED BY: MATTHEW JEWELL, PARISH PRESIDENT
(DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM)
RESOLUTION NO.
Title
A resolution authorizing the St. Charles Parish Council to approve the Industrial Tax Exemption application for Bunge North America, Inc., Project ID: 20220178-ITE for participation in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program for potential projects at Bunge's Facility in Destrehan, Louisiana.
Body
WHEREAS, Article 7, Section 21(F) of the Louisiana Constitution provides for the Board of Commerce and Industry ("BCI"), with the approval of the Governor, to approve contracts for the exemption of ad valorem taxes of a new manufacturing establishment or an addition to an existing manufacturing establishment, on such terms and conditions as the board, with the approval of the Governor, deems in the best interest of the state; and,
WHEREAS, Bunge North America, Inc. applied for an Industrial Tax Exemption ("ITE") and seeks local approval and the Governor for a contract granting an exemption for a potential project at the company's Destrehan terminal and property; and,
WHEREAS, Governor Edwards, through Executive Orders JBE 16-26 and 16-73, has set forth the conditions for his approval of ITE contracts, and affirmed that those conditions are in the best interest of the State of Louisiana; and,
WHEREAS, the Executive Orders provide that ITE contracts should be premised upon job and payroll creation and retention at new or expanded manufacturing plants or establishments; and,
WHEREAS, rules promulgated by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) and adopted by BCI mandates parameters for ITE approval and requires local review and potential action or consent by the relevant Parish Council, School Board and Sheriff; and,
WHEREAS, the proposed project(s) described herein satisfies new job and payroll creation requirements while generating an estimated $20-25 Million in additional Ad Valorem taxes and an estimated...

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