ALON USA and Howard County to Meet Thursday to Settle Tax Disagreement

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County and the ALON Refinery hope to settle their ongoing legal battle amongst themselves.

The court battle began in August when the refinery claimed the County appraised their facility at twice the amount that it's worth and because ALON is Howard County's biggest taxpayer that left County taxpayers making up the difference.

Several weeks ago, the judge ruled on their 2006 value, but left the 2007 value up to the ''out-of-court settlement.''

The Howard County Appraisal District and Refinery officials will meet this Thursday to try to reach an agreement.