City Council approves tax-related amendments 

Published 1:05 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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The Greenville City Council recently approved an amendment authorizing a tax abatement for Hwashin America Corporation.

The abatement comes in response to the company announcing plans for a significant addition to their existing facility. With an investment of $5.8 million, the abatement will be valid for ten years and will create approximately 20 jobs, $400,000 in new payroll, and $13,000 to the Butler County School System for the next ten years.

In other business the council:

  • Approved a budgeted expenditure of $1,385 for a landfill ADEM permit
  • Approved a budgeted expenditure of $1,719 for new tires on fire engine 42
  • Permit a $2,999 expenditure for pool cleaner for the YMCA pool
  • Affirmed a $1,084 expenditure for the exhaust for a 2021 Ford F-250 for the street department
  • Signed off on a budgeted expenditure of $1,303 for 500 gallons of diesel fuel for landfill
  • Approved a budgeted expenditure of $1,697 for pellet warp and mortar for Pioneer Cemetery
  • Approved a budgeted expenditure of $5,869 for repairs to sections A & B of Pioneer Cemetery
  • Accepted a $3,390 reimbursement by city insurance for damage to a light pole and base at Fort Dale & Cahaba due to an accident

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In addition to this, the council approved a resolution to approve an annual transportation plan as required to receive Rebuild Alabama gas tax funds in the previous meeting.

Consequently, the city will receive $68,832 in funds for the fiscal year of 2022. Due to the high paving cost the city intends to save this year’s funds. They will be combined with future funds to fund a larger project.