A second TIF district may soon be a reality in Atkinson.

A second TIF district may soon be a reality in Atkinson.

At their meeting Monday, Feb. 5 board members discussed the idea of a second TIF to include businesses outside village boundaries at the east end of the village.

The current TIF District ends at the village boundary line on U.S. Route 6, before the location of both Wyffels Hybrids and Gold Star FS.

Ryan Rahn, who served as mayor pro tem in the absence of Mayor Ken Taber, said a second TIF District to include the two businesses would require extending village boundaries.

“FS has expressed an interest in being part of a TIF district which would be beneficial to their expansion plans,” Rahn said.

Wyffels Hybrids currently is zoned agriculture and in the board’s discussion, it is hoped that a meeting can be scheduled with board members and representatives from Wyffels to discuss options and benefits of becoming part of the village.

Board members also talked about storm sewer issues; heard an update on construction of the water treatment plant and learned progress on the project has been hindered by cold weather.

The board also:

• Approved hiring a full-time employee for the public works department and agreed to advertise the position.

• Heard about the success of the 2017 Vintage Farm Equipment Show from Dave Carton and approved donating $250 for the 2018 show to be held in September at Bridge Park, just west of downtown Atkinson.