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City, chief thankful for animal shelter donations

As the Greenville City Council moved through its agenda items Monday night a payment for work at the animal shelter prompted a short discussion and words of thanks.

The city approved payment of $1,600 to Allied Fence Company for repairs to the gates and posts at the animal shelter and the money used came from a line item portion of the budget funded by donations. Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said the donations were important to the shelter’s functions and helped fund a variety of items.

“The animal shelter needs constant upkeep,” he said. “What we did was set up an extra line item account that is a donation account, primarily because we had a few people come to us wanted to give donations for the animal shelter because there are a lot of pet owners out there. So we put that (money) up and we get an average of about $2,000 to $3,000 per year for that account.”

Lovvorn said much of the money comes from one event, the Garlock’s car show.

“They have it out at the fairgrounds every year,” he said. “They write a check from it every year for us when they have that fundraiser. We use those funds to keep the animal shelter up and keep it in really good shape. We keep the staff trained up and make sure it’s all done the way it’s supposed to be and that we have a goof facility out there. We’ve had a lot of people come and comment on how well they take care of it. That’s part of the reason we have an account like that is that if they need something they can go get it.”

Mayor Dexter McLendon said the donations were appreciated.

“If you see Wayne and Lisa, thank them for their help,” he said.

In other business, Greenville City Council:

  • Approved the purchase of two tires for Public Works Unit 92 from Greenville Tire Co. LLC for $1,539.16.
  • Approved a $1,698.90 payment to Midsouth Paving Inc. for asphalt digouts and patching.
  • Approved the purchase of $1,311.08 in baseballs and softballs from Ad Starr for use this year.
  • Approved $1,220 to D&T Emergency Lighting for lights on Public Works unit 80.
  • Approved a payment of $1,152 to Middleton Oil for 500 gallons of diesel for the landfill.
  • Approved a $1,289.95 payment to Sunbelt Fire for fire department equipment maintenance and inspection.
  • Approved payment to Championship Trophy and Sporting Goods of $1,510 for Dunbar basketball trophies and medals.
  • Approved a payment of $6,452 to Southern Software for software support renewal for the police department.

In previous meetings this month, the board:

  • Approved a payment to Emergency Reporting of $2,028 for the annual fire package subscription.
  • Approved a $1,438 purchase from Amazon from the capital improvement fund for 120 double braced metal folding chairs.
  • Approved a memorandum of understanding with the Butler County Commission regarding debris removal and monitoring services.
  • Approved a payment of $2,300 to Southern Sand & Gravel for repairs on Oak Street.
  • Approved payment of $6,625 to Be Green to replace the lighting at the YMCA gym. The funds were paid from the capital improvement fund.
  • Approved the 2019 renewal billing for the Municipal Workers Compensation Fund of $115, 454, a budgeted item.
  • Approved a payment of $1,345.50 to the NFPA for national fire code subscription.
  • Approved $1,097. 16 to Ingram Equipment for repairs to a 1995 Ford F800 garbage truck.

The next meeting for the Greenville City Council is set for 5:30 p.m. on March 11.