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City Council welcomes back members, mayor

The Greenville City Council began their Monday meeting by welcoming the mayor and two city council members to another term.

Council members James Lewis, Jeddo Bell and Mayor Dexter McLendon were all approved for another term by Resolutions 2004-45, 46, and 47 respectively.

All three were allowed to return without an election because they were the only persons to qualify for their office.

The upcoming term as mayor will be McLendon’s second in office.

Council member Jeddo Bell will be entering his third term in office.

Lewis, who has been a fixture on the council, will enter his fifth term in the fall.

Lewis was very appreciative for the opportunity to serve the citizens again.

&uot;I am very grateful that people have the confidence in me to let me serve them another term,&uot; said Lewis. &uot;I really appreciate it and I plan to work towards the improvement of District 4 and the City of Greenville.&uot;

Bell was also very happy to have another chance to serve his city.

&uot;It really is an honor,&uot; said Bell. &uot;I look forward to another four years.&uot;

Bell said his second term had given him the experience to be an even more effective leader in the community.

&uot;I feel now that I’ve learned enough about the council to be more beneficial to the council as well as the community,&uot; said Bell. &uot;Not just District 5, but the community as a whole. I look forward to working with the next administration.&uot;

Bell said he hoped the council would continue to work together to keep the city moving forward.

&uot;A council that works together can do a great deal,&uot; said Bell. &uot;They can do a great deal to benefit the community.&uot;

In other new business the council approved three new resolutions under new business.

n Resolution 2004-48: The authorization of issuance of a business license for sale of retail table wine and retail beer (off premises only) to Wal-Mart.

n Resolution 2004-49: Acceptance of a change order number one for IAR Phase I of the Hysco America Company industrial access road project, ALDOT Project IAR-007-000-003.

n Resolution 2004-50: Authorization amendment of Resolution 2004-74 regarding change order number three for the Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport Partial Parallel Taxiway Project. FAA AIP project 3-10-0036-003-2002.

The following expenditures were also approved.

n Payment of $1,098 to the Feed Store for two 30 gallon drums of Round-Up for the Street Department.

n Payment of $1,039.92 to McKinley Tire Sales for four tires for fire engine 32.

n Payment of $2,082.50 to ADAPCO Inc. one 55 gallon drum of Malithion for the Street Department.

N Payment of $3,463.20 to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital for emergency medical care for prisoner Undray Lowery on June 15. This includes the city’s 60 percent discount.

The council will hold its next regular meeting on Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

A public hearing on rezoning at 5:15 p.m will precede the meeting.