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Council approves Hwashin contract

At its bimonthly meeting, March 24, the Greenville City Council approved a resolution ratifying Mayor Dexter McLendon’s signature accepting a contract with Hwashin America, the tier one Hyundai supplier set to locate here, on the city’s behalf.

The city council also rescinded a resolution passed last month that approved an application for an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Development (ADECA)grant for site preparation of the Hwashin property located on Highway 31.

The council then approved a resolution to apply for an ADECA community development block grant in the amount of $500,000 to purchase the 62-acre proposed Hwashin site. The city will match the grant with $100,000.

Other actions taken by the council were:

o Approved Resolution 2003-21 that accepted Stephen’s Concrete’s bid on the city’s concrete work for the period of April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.

o Approved Resolution 2003-22 that accepted a proposal from Asphalt Specialist for the city’s asphalt purchases for the period of April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.

o Approved Resolution 2003-23 that accepted Middleton Oil’s bid for providing gasoline and diesel fuel to the city for the period of April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.

o Approved Resolution 2003-24 awarding a beaver control contract to Nuisance Animal Control for the period of April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.

o Approved Resolution 2003-25 accepting the city’s fiscal audit for fiscal year 2001-02 as prepared by Jackson Thornton.

o Appointed Councilman Jeddo Bell as the city’s delegate to the Alabama League of Municipalities Convention. Councilman James Lewis was appointed the alternate delegate.

o Approved Resolution 2003-26 authorizing issuance of a retail beer off premises only license to William Anthony Brys d/b/a Corner Stop, located at the intersection of Highway 31 and Halso Mill Road.

The council also approved the payment of $1,031 to Southern Linc for the purchase of 11 radios and accessories for the police department communication system.

&uot;This will put all of our officers on the same system,&uot; Mayor McLendon said. &uot;The money to pay for the system came from an Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.&uot;

The council will meet again on April 14. It will be preceded at 5:15 p.m. by a public hearing on the rezoning of the Don Boutwell property located at Fort Dale Road and Stanfield Street.