More Tax Breaks for the Ark Encounter… who needs teachers anyway?

I mean, teachers and education, why… they just get in the way of Creationism…

The city of Williamstown in Grant County has agreed to give a biblically themed amusement park a property tax discount of 75 percent over the next 30 years.

Mayor Rick Skinner said the offer is laid out in a memorandum of agreement that will be followed by a formal tax-increment financing deal with Petersburg-based Ark Encounters LLC in coming months.

The tax deal is in addition to almost $200,000 given to the company by Grant County’s economic development arm as an enticement to keep the project located there, along with 100 acres of reduced-price land.

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The property tax agreement means the Ark Encounter would pay 25 percent of the taxes due on 800 acres of property that is eventually expected to be worth $150 million. Most local property taxes are used to finance Williamstown Independent Schools.

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/08/1839007/noahs-ark-theme-park-to-get-75.html#ixzz1UkS3dxW7

Wait… property tax discounts (regardless if the park actually takes off) and $200,000…

On top of that, Kentucky is looking to pay about 11 million in infrastructure improvements for the Ark Park.

See here as well

 

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Post By Joel Watts (10,056 Posts)

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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1 thought on More Tax Breaks for the Ark Encounter… who needs teachers anyway?

  1. clear violation of the separation of church and state, and state and corporation, by a mile.

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