The Corporation of the Town of Espanola and Domtar Inc. have reached an agreement resolving outstanding tax matters.
“We are pleased to have reached this important agreement with the Town," said Scott Mosher, general manager of the Espanola pulp and paper mill. “We believe it is in our mutual interest to ensure a sustainable mill operation in Espanola and contribute to a sustainable community, and we believe this agreement accomplishes these objectives."
Espanola Mayor Mike Lehoux states: “We are relieved to arrive at a resolution with Domtar Inc. This agreement will help to stabilize taxation and contribute to an economic, social and cultural climate conducive to growth."
The agreement settles outstanding matters with respect to the mill's assessed value from 2009-2016 and industrial tax rates from 2013-2016.
According to the Domtar website, the Espanola mill can produce more than 200 different grades of technical and specialty papers, as well as market pulp. The plant has two pulp lines and two paper machines.