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Council denies liquor license

The Greenville City Council unanimously denied a request from Shoney's, Inc., for a retail beer/on or off premise beer license during its last meeting.

The council also approved, 5-1, the awarding of bids for the softball complex, phase II. Randall Nicholas Builder, Inc., was the low bidder at $277,000. Debra Hood cast the lone dissenting vote, citing the city's current debt and the need to increase city employee salaries.

In other business, the council:

 rejected all bids for the city street paving project , and reissued bid requests.

rescheduled the Sept. 12 council meeting to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at which time the council will also canvass votes for the Sept. 12 run-off election.

approved the bids for a mower for the horticulture department.

 appointed Lionel Ed Rainey to the Water Works and Sewer Board and Fran Branum to the library board.

approved change order for the softball complex fencing bid.

approved a cost-of-living increase for city retirees.

authorized the mayor to contract with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc., for engineering and architectural services for an ADECA recreational trails grant to extend the walking trail at Sherling Park Lake.

tabled consideration of the George N. Boyd, Jr., property acquisition.

The agenda for the Wednesday meeting includes:

reconsider Boyd property acquisition.

 award bid for city street paving project.

 award bid for mower for horticulture department.

consider granting tax abatement to Stephens Concrete, Inc., pursuant to Tax Incentive Reform Act of 1992, for 10 years.

 consider granting tax abatement to Liebhardt, Inc., pursuant to Tax Incentive Reform Act of 1992, for ten years.