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Woodvalley to add sidewalk

Woodvalley Road will likely have an enhancement.

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon told council members Monday about a $200,000 ISTEA Grant that will pay for all but $50,000 of the cost of a sidewalk on Woodvalley, from Manningham Road to Fort Dale Academy.

"If you're coming from Manningham, the sidewalk will be on the left-hand side of the street," said McLendon. "There was some confusion about this.

"I originally thought this was for a sidewalk from the Courthouse to the YMCA."The council approved a 10-year franchise agreement with Time Warner Entertainment to provide cable television to the city of Greenville.

"They would have liked to have a 15-year contract," said McLendon. "But we went with a 10-year deal. Time Warner recently spent more than a million dollars upgrading their cable systems in Greenville and Ft. Deposit."

In other business, the council:

n authorized bids to be let for bulk purchase of gas and diesel fuel, concrete and curb mix, asphalt and beaver control for the period from April 1, 2001 until March 31, 2002.

Several announcements made

include:

n Community Prayer Meeting at First Baptist Church, Wednesday, March 14, 6 p.m.

n Ice cream social and dedication of historic school at the Greenville Library, Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.

n Greenville's Big Bash Dance at the National Guard Armory, Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m.

n Greenville Library hosts outdoor picnic and concert, Thursday, March 22, 6 p.m.

n 130th birthday parade and party downtown Greenville, Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.