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Business license deadline extended

The Greenville City Council approved a resolution extending the deadline for purchasing business licenses without a penalty Monday night.

Usually the cutoff for the deadline occurs at the end of January, however this resolution would extend the deadline to around the beginning of March.

Regarding the rest of the meeting, the city council

• Passed a resolution authorizing the declaration of certain personal property owned by the city (specifically two 2009 Dodge Chargers and one 2007 Tahoe) as surplus and contribution to the city of Georgiana;

• Passed a resolution authoring the acceptance of the title III Older Americans Grant Award for the fiscal year or 2020-2021;

• Approval of expenditures to sanitize The Ritz Theatre due to COVID-19; and

• Approval of expenditures for the pre-demolition survey of 715 and 717 Perry Street and 848 Fort Dale Road due to asbestos

All items on the agenda were approved unanimously with the notable exception of council member Ed Sims of District 2, who was absent due to being diagnosed with COVID-19.

“He got the call last week and it was something he was definitely not expecting,” said Mayor McLendon during the meeting. “He is expected to be at the next meeting but until then we just ask you keep him in your prayers.”