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City approves sales tax holiday

Published 3:38pm Friday, May 31, 2013

Shoppers who hit Greenville stores during the first weekend in August could walk away from the register with a little extra cash.

That’s thanks to a resolution passed Tuesday by the Greenville City Council that authorizes the city to take part in Alabama’s 8th annual sales tax holiday.

“We’ve been doing this for a number of years and I think it’s something that is really appreciated,” Mayor Dexter McLendon said.

The City of Greenville has participated in the sales tax holiday since its inception in 2006.

The holiday, which is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 and end at midnight Aug. 4, covers clothing items less than $100, school supplies, books, computers and computer equipment.

Each county and municipality in Alabama decides if it will waive local sales tax, collect a portion or not participate in the sales-tax-free weekend. Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday.

For more information on which items are covered by the sales tax holiday visit www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax.

 

In other business:

  •  The council approved the issuance of an off-premise alcoholic beverage license to the Max Mart South on South Conecuh Street.
  •  The council approved the following expenditures:

• $2,550 to Boyd Foster for surveying the WestPoint Stevens property, revisions and engineering maps and affidavits.

• $2,200 to Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood for well abandonment geology fees for closing three wells on the WestPoint Stevens property.

• $4,869 to J.A. Dawson for 180 cubic yards of engineered wood fiber playground safety surface material for the YMCA playground.

• $1,111.64 to Alabama Auto Carriage for brake drum assembly for the Sanitation Department’s limb truck trailer.

• $2,190 to Paul Construction for the replacement of the YMCA’s aerobics room floor.

• $1,080 to Ingram Equipment for control valve assembly cylinders for the city’s street sweeper.

The next city council meeting is scheduled for June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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