Public Works to get new building

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A new Public Works facility was approved at the Planning Commission meeting Jan. 10.

Public Works Director Milton Luckie said the building will be 100 by 80 square feet, and the metal building will also have 16-foot eves.

“We’re proposing to put a new building on Luverne Highway,” Luckie said at the meeting.

Completion of the building is not set, but Luckie said he predicts it will take a couple of months to complete.

“It gives us more storage,” Luckie said. “We’ll keep lawn mowers, trucks, Christmas decorations and just whatever we need to put in there from time to time. It won’t be occupied 8 hours a day, because it’s just a storage.”

Richard Branum was elected as chairman of the Planning Commission for another year while Tommy Ryan was elected vice chairman for another year. The board also decided to keep its meeting on the first Monday of every month at 5:05 p.m. except for Labor Day and the swearing in of the mayor and council. Those meetings will be on Sept. 4 and Nov. 6.

In Other Business:

*The Building and Planning Department issued a certificate of occupancy for Waffle House Tuesday. “They’re getting ready to open,” said Eddie Anderson, building official for Department of Community Development & Planning “We’re probably still looking at a couple of weeks.”

*The high school expansion is construction is complete and equipment and machines are being moved into place at this time.

*The Building and Planning Department issued Greenville Pediatrics a permanent power.

*The Building and Planning Department issued two permits for November and one for December for new houses.