Grayson County Commissioners will consider following the city of Sherman’s lead and approving a tax abatement for Tyson Foods’ planned $30 million expansion during their meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse in Sherman.


Last week, the city of Sherman unanimously approved a six-year abatement agreement for 50 percent a year. The proposed agreement between the county and Tyson appears to also be at 50 percent of property taxes abated for six years.


Tyson is Grayson County’s largest employer and last expanded in 2014 when the company spent $11 million in capital investments and added 75 new jobs. The Sherman Economic Development Corp. gave Tyson a $460,000 investment at that time.


Commissioners will also consider the following:


• a request to cancel Commissioners’ Court action on Howe Country Estates;


• a request to approve the final plat of Howe Country Estates;


• acceptance of insurance supplement checks on Sheriff’s Office vehicles;


• authorization of the Buy Board purchase of a Bomag Vibratory Roller for Pct. 4 as presented;


• authorization of the Buy Board purchase of two Chevrolet Tahoes for the Sheriff’s Office as presented.


Herald Democrat writer Richard Todd contributed to this report.