City approves sales tax holiday

Published 3:38 pm Friday, May 31, 2013

Shoppers who hit Greenville stores during the first weekend in August could walk away from the register with a little extra cash.

That’s thanks to a resolution passed Tuesday by the Greenville City Council that authorizes the city to take part in Alabama’s 8th annual sales tax holiday.

“We’ve been doing this for a number of years and I think it’s something that is really appreciated,” Mayor Dexter McLendon said.

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The City of Greenville has participated in the sales tax holiday since its inception in 2006.

The holiday, which is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 and end at midnight Aug. 4, covers clothing items less than $100, school supplies, books, computers and computer equipment.

Each county and municipality in Alabama decides if it will waive local sales tax, collect a portion or not participate in the sales-tax-free weekend. Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday.

For more information on which items are covered by the sales tax holiday visit


In other business:

  •  The council approved the issuance of an off-premise alcoholic beverage license to the Max Mart South on South Conecuh Street.
  •  The council approved the following expenditures:

• $2,550 to Boyd Foster for surveying the WestPoint Stevens property, revisions and engineering maps and affidavits.

• $2,200 to Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood for well abandonment geology fees for closing three wells on the WestPoint Stevens property.

• $4,869 to J.A. Dawson for 180 cubic yards of engineered wood fiber playground safety surface material for the YMCA playground.

• $1,111.64 to Alabama Auto Carriage for brake drum assembly for the Sanitation Department’s limb truck trailer.

• $2,190 to Paul Construction for the replacement of the YMCA’s aerobics room floor.

• $1,080 to Ingram Equipment for control valve assembly cylinders for the city’s street sweeper.

The next city council meeting is scheduled for June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.