by Lauren KruparReporterCuyahoga Falls -- Council unanimously approved a tax break agreement as part of a company's plan to almost double the size of an Industrial Parkway-based plastic modeler.A proposed tax incentive agreement for Pilot Plastics Inc. was approved by Council May 14. The plan would abate 50 percent of the new property taxes generated by the addition for eight years.The company also will donate $1,000 a year for eight years to the Woodridge Local School District, city officials said."Over the last several years, we've had extremely good growth and success," said Ted Jendrisak, owner of Pilot Plastics, at the May 7 Council meeting. "We've been very fortunate to keep growing and would like to remain in Cuyahoga Falls."With the abatement, Pilot Plastics Inc. would expand the company's 72,000 square-foot manufacturing/warehouse space by 65,000 square feet, a move that requires the purchase of 8 acres, company officials said.The company plans to invest more than $3.775 million in construction, improvements, machinery, inventory and more.According to the agreement, construction will begin in June and be complete by February 2008. The project is planned to create four full-time and four part-time jobs, investing $170,000 in new payroll.The company currently employs 49 full-time workers and 45 seasonal workers.Other businessCouncil unanimously approved an amended health care insurance coverage plan for the city's 139 non-union employees.Law Director Virgil Arrington said the city began working toward a universal health care plan for union and non-union city employees in 2005 as a way to reduce expenses."We couldn't afford what we had," Arrington said. "It was just way too expensive."The new health care contract for the city's non-union employees was the first approved by City Council, followed by the pacts for the city's six unions. After all the union health care contracts were approved, Arrington said the city had to revise the non-union contract to make "minor changes" that had been in the city's union contracts, such as health care coverage for step children.Also approved were ordinances for the replacement of a waterline on 23rd Street from Falls Avenue to Broad Boulevard, improvements of the Ashland Avenue storm sewer, repairs to a retaining wall on West Steels Corners Road and improvements to the city parking decks.On Council's agenda for next week includes emergency repairs to Akron-Peninsula Road north of Ira Road, boundary adjustments with Akron and amendments to the traffic control file.E-mail: lkrupar@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3915