Recovery from a fire that devastated a Bear Lake business in late October moved one step closer to reality following Wednesday's meeting of the Warren County Commissioners.
The business requested a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) designation for the Precision Precut Materials property on Greeley Street.
The property was destroyed in a blaze on Oct. 18 which saw volunteer firefighters from 20 departments struggling to extinguish the flames well into the next day.
The request was described as an effort to make rebuilding the business more affordable.
Under the designation, improvements on the property would be eligible for tax abatement for up to five years.
To receive a LERTA designation, local municipal bodies hold a public meeting and approve a request for designation which is then sent on to county commissioners for final approval.
The commissioners approved the request unanimously.
They also appointed board members to the Warren County Conservation District.
Larry Upton was appointed to the farmer director position, Dave Miller was approved as the public director position and Stephen Vanco was appointed to the commissioner director position.
The county reported $1,202,996 cash on hand, general expenses of $179,575 and prison expenses of $33,828.