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GPD officers get pay raise

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.

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.

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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.