City sees gross revenue double over last 10 years

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 14, 2006

In 10 years the City of Greenville has doubled its revenue from $5 million to $10 million according to an independent audit conducted by Branum and Company.

&#8220Financially, the city is in good health,” said Glenn Branum, presenting his findings to the city council during Monday night's regular meeting. &#8220There's no big fluctuation from expenses compared to budget.”

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said the increase in revenue indicates the city is headed in the right direction.

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In the last 10 years, the city has seen big growth along I-65 with new developments popping up seemingly overnight.

&#8220More and more businesses are looking at Greenville for a home,” he said.

In other business, the council:

nAuthorized additional funding in the amount of $15,000 from the city's Capital Improvement Fund for development of the City's Emergency Operations Center EOC and authorized an additional $17,032 expenditure from the General Fund for the Depot Renovation Project.

n Reappointed Nedra Crosby and appointed Jeddo Bell to the Greenville/Butler County Public Library Board. Bell will assume the term of the late Annie Lewis. Also reappointed Roberta Gamble, Tom Payne and Vivian McGowin to the Ritz Advisory Board.

n Rescinded approval of a $21,125 expenditure to Kent Tanner to dismantle the airport hangars at Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport, and awarded the bid of $21,700 to Philen Construction Company. Tanner retracted his proposal. The airport hangars will be reassembled at the Public Works complex as heavy equipment sheds.

n Approved the following expenditures: $1,248.50 to Municipal Code Corporation for codification and distribution copies of City Code Supplement No. 15; $1,110.42 to Middleton Oil Company, Inc. for 468 gallons of diesel fuel for Landfill Expansion Project; $1,618.10 to ADAPCO for 55 gallon drum of malathion for mosquito control; $1,250 to Ozark Fire Department for firefighter recruit school tuition for Greenville firemen Michael Hollyfield and B.J. Alford; $3,865.09 to Andalusia Ford for an engine for police vehicle No. 73.

In announcements:

n Councilman Tommy Ryan will hold a District 3 public meeting on Sept. 19 at the Housing Authority Main Office located at 601 Beeland St. Ryan invites all citizens of District 3 to bring their thoughts, concerns and suggestions to the meeting. Written statements are welcome and a suggestion box will be provided. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

n The next regular city council meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m.