New Castle News


April 15, 2014

Shenango board approves tax abatement

NEW CASTLE — The Shenango Area School Board has approved a five-year tax abatement for Blackwatch Properties.

The company plans to build a 54,290-square-foot building on the site of the former Shenango Bowl-A-Way on New Butler Road. The company assembles valves for the gas shale industry.

Under the resolution approved by the board Monday, all school property taxes will be forgiven on the company’s building improvements in the first year. The exemption will be reduced on a sliding scale in each of the next four years. After the fifth year, the company will pay on its full assessment.

The township supervisors granted a similar abatement for the company last week.

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