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City receives property grant

The City of Greenville has received a land gift city officials hope will one day secure more industry for Butler County.

Norman Feinburg, a Florida resident, has deeded the old Foster Manufacturing Building located at the corner of Beeland St. and Thames St. to Greenville.

An official appraisal values the property at $420,000, according to Mayor Dexter McLendon, and Feinburg will receive a tax credit for the property.

McLendon said the city in-turn would release the property to the industrial development board and help demolish the building that sits on it. Contents of the building include some scrap metal that can be sold at a later date, he said.

“Maybe this is something that will be able to help us in the future,” McLendon said. “Maybe we can get a new building out there, bring some more jobs in and put people to work.”

Other council business:

Approved a resolution declaring the weekend of Oct. 28-30, 2010 as Homecoming Weekend in Greenville. The declaration is part of Gov. Bob Riley’s invitation to Alabama’s cities and towns to participate in “The Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns.” The city will be provided a historic marker from the state and citizens of Greenville are asked to encourage family, friends and former neighbors to return to take part in a celebration that October weekend.

Amended a bid award for the police towing contract to recognize Lowery Wrecker Service – which purchased Greenville Towing, the former contractor – as the new contractor for city tows.

Authorized installation for a street lamp at the corner of South and Perry St.

Authorized the city to enter into an agreement with Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting, LLC to perform an actuarial study of the city’s ‘other post employment benefits’ to comply with governmental accounting standards board requirements.