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Business license deadline extended

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

Usually, the cutoff is the end of January.Even so, this resolution extends that deadline to the beginning of March.

Regarding the rest of the meeting, the city council:

• Declared personal property owned by the city (two 2009 Dodge Chargers and one 2007 Tahoe) as surplus and a contribution to Georgiana
• Authorized the acceptance of the Title III Older Americans Grant Award for the fiscal year or 2020-2021
•Approved expenditures to sanitize The Ritz Theatre due to COVID-19
•Approved expenditures for the pre-demolition survey of 715 and 717 Perry Street and 848 Fort Dale Road due to asbestos

All items approved unanimously with the exception of council member Ed Sims of District 2. It should be noted, however, that his absence was due to being diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Council member Sims got the call last week. He definitely wasn’t expecting it,” said Mayor McLendon during the meeting. “We expect him to be at the next meeting, but until then, we ask you to keep him in your prayers.”