Greenville City Council approves the purchase of traffic data collection equipment

Published 2:36 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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The Greenville City Council approved the purchase of data collection boxes for the Greenville police department.

“One of our biggest complaints lately is traffic complaints, and these would help us better enforce traffic violations and do it more effectively and intelligently,” Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said. “Once set up, these boxes will track the traffic coming through the area. From this data, we will know the number of cars coming through the area. Additionally, we will know the speed and direction of these vehicles, as well as the time of day they come through.”

Chief Lovvorn explained that the data collected from these boxes would allow the police department to know when and where to increase their patrol.

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“Instead of wasting manpower chasing down every complaint, we will get definitive proof of what is happening and where,” Chief Lovvorn said.

Apart from this, the city council approved a resolution accepting the financial statements prepared by Branum & Company for the fiscal year period of October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020.

The council then approved a resolution authorizing a quitclaim deed to HAHA Properties, LLC for property located on Interstate Drive. More specifically, this resolution clarifies property ownership on Interstate Drive surveyed as lots one and two.

Furthermore, the city council approved a resolution authoring change orders to the Interstate Drive Extension Project for $139.512.06, resulting in a revised price of $755,027.66 for the project.

The city council also approved a resolution to approve Chetnad 2020 INC ABC application for off-premise only retail beer and table wine sales.

As for the rest of the meeting, the city council:

  • Approved a $5908 expenditure to clear trees on the YMCA property as well as ten bulbs, four capacitors, and one fuse for the softball complex
  • Approved a $1,303.50 budgeted expenditure for 500 gallons of diesel for landfill
  • Approved a $1,439.32 expenditure for a rocker switch, shop supplies, and labor for sanitation limb truck #68
  • Approved a $4,416.37 budgeted expenditure for repairs and restoration to a section of the pioneer cemetery
  • Approved a $3,195 budgeted expenditure for softball/baseball league trophies
  • Approved a $1,108.59 budgeted expenditure for recreation cleaning supplies
  • Approved a $1,199.80 budgeted expenditure for rawlings tournament approved balls
  • Approved a $1,876 expenditure to provide and install 11 pole-mounted 35-watt street lights to match existing ones on Sherling Lake
  • Approved a $7,166 expenditure to be paid from the Alabama Trust Fund for a tomcat recon machine to clean the basketball floor at Dunbar Gym