GPD officers get pay raise

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2001

Sworn officers in the Greenville Police Department will soon be earning more.

The Greenville City Council approved an amended budget at its Monday meeting that includes a 10-percent pay increase for all sworn officers, according to Lonzo Ingram, Greenville chief of police.

The council also approved an amended contract with airport manager James Travis Capps from $1,450 to 1,550 a month.

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Other items on the agenda include:

* approved a resolution to declare surplus a 50-square foot parcel of property located on Alabama Highway 10 West that was previously used as a pumping station and to authorize sale of same back to previous property owner, James Reeves.

* approved a resolution authorizing the budgetary transfer of $4,153.98 from the finance miscellaneous account to fire department protective equipment account, and the transfer of $5,250 from the finance miscellaneous account to the fire department capital outlay fund.

* approved a resolution to provide medical insurance coverage to employees and future retirees of the city.

* approved a law enforcement officers memorial.


approved the reappointment of Jim Scott to the governmental utility services corporation board.

* approved the housing rehabilitation specialist contract for the community development block grant for the Methodist Hill rehabilitation project.

* approved a written accounting and procurement policy and procedure to be used in implementation of Methodist Hill rehabilitation project in accordance with the housing and community development act of 1974.