Council approves matching funds

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 14, 2004

The Greenville City Council put the proper actions into place for the improvement project to the Baptist Hill community Monday night.

The council passed Resolution 2004-21, which authorizes the mayor to make application and commit a local match of $50,000 on behalf of the city.

By committing these funds the city will become eligible for a $500,000 CDBG grant administered by ADECA.

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Mayor Dexter McLendon was pleased to finally have all the pieces in place for the grant.

&uot;This is our next big step after the public hearing,&uot; said McLendon. &uot;I think we are all happy to see things getting underway.&uot;

These grants have done a great deal to help other low-income communities in 2001 and 2002.

The same results are expected if the grant is acquired this year.

The council also voted to pass Resolution 2004-22 to authorize the issuance of retail beer sales for the Fort Dale Road Exxon station.

The station’s recent change in ownership prompted the vote.

Resolution 2004-23 also passed at the meeting. This Resolution authorized the renewal of municipal insurance for 2004-05 with AMIC for a total of $133,245

&uot;This will be for a year and will be much easier,&uot; said McLendon. &uot;It is also a good rate and will help out a lot.&uot;

The 2003 Capital Outlay Bond Issue expenditures for the period of Dec. 9, 2003-April 8, 2004 were also approved.

While addressing the planning commission it was announced by the council that Scott McNaughton would be appointed to fill the unexpired term of Bob Waller.

The council approved the following expenditures:

N Payment of $1,842 to Gulf States Distributors for ammunition for the Police Departments firearms training program.

N Payment of $6,648.44 to the Greenville equipment Center for an Exmark Lazer-A riding lawn mower.

N Payment of $1,091.83 to Sam’s Club for concessions for the sports complexes.

N Payment of $17,020 to Branum and Company for the 2002-2003 fiscal year financial audit.

With spring in full bloom the council announced that Main Street would be offering entertainment on Thursday evenings.

Main Street will present Spring Concerts in the Park with concerts scheduled for April 15,22,29 and May 6.

Each concert will begin at 6 p.m.

The city Council will hold their next meeting on Monday April 26 at 5:30 p.m.