Red Light Cameras, Economic Incentives on Bryan Council Agenda

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Both the cities of Bryan and College Station are moving closer to the installation of red light cameras at high-traffic intersections.

And Bryan City Council is on the receiving end of a presentation this week.

Bryan Police will address council during their workshop session on Tuesday about red-light cameras.

College Station City Council heard a presentation in November and gave city staff tentative approval to more forward.

Officials in both cities have expressed a desire to not only install the cameras, but to do so at the same time to make the transition easier on motorists.

In other business, Bryan City Council will also consider an economic incentive package for an Illinois company wanting to build in the city.

Toyo Ink manufactures inks, adhesives, and pigments.

The company has seven locations across the country and wants to build on a 22-acre tract in the Bryan Business Park. The city's asking price is $441,000.

Bryan is also offering a tax abatement, beginning at 70 percent in 2008 and ending with a 10 percent abatement in 2015.

In return, Toyo Ink says it will build a 50,000 square-foot facility and invest $20 million for the construction of their plant.

Toyo also agrees to create a full-time payroll of at least 20 employees by the end of 2008 with a payroll of $1 million.