Washington County’s Industrial Development Board voted Thursday to extend the deadline for Dentsply Sirona to file a performance report outlining how the global dental supply company is meeting its commitments under a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with the county.
The industrial board agreed to move the company’s job creation reporting deadline for its plant at 608 Rolling Hills Drive to March 30. Board members had already voted in July to give Dentsply Sirona a 90-day extension for filing that report.
Chuck Mason, the board chairman, told his colleagues that extending the company’s reporting deadline for the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement, or PILOT, would demonstrate a “true sense of community” to a company that has been negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“The company has had to lay off employees as a result of government orders,” Mason said.
He and others at the meeting also noted that most of the Johnson City employees