City Council purchases property, approves expenditures

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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The Greenville City Council met Feb. 13 at City Hall to discuss property purchases and approve expenditures for city projects.

The council is busy with initiatives designed to make Greenville a better place to live and have been buying property in town towards that end.

The city purchased the property on the corner of Bolling and Milner Streets and has also bought the building which formerly housed Electro Music in downtown Greenville.

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Current owners, Harold L. and Karen Johnson, have agreed to sell the property for $45,000. 

The Council authorized Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon and City Clerk-Treasurer Dee Blackmon to close on the property as soon as the legal land title and deed have cleared.

The Council also approved expenditures at the meeting, including the annual Law Enforcement Policy Manual and the supplements included in that package. The package will cost $13,969.

Council members also approved theMunicipal Workers Compensation Fund at a cost of $258,948.

“The fund was established in 1976 and was created to provide workers compensation insurance,” said Jae’ques Brown, City Councilman for District 4. “It allows for the city to save on workers compensation costs.”

Routine maintenance is always a necessary item in a town’s budget. At the meeting, the council approved payment of 

the $4,600 bill for Southern Sand and Gravel  to repair the septic tank and field line at Day Park. 

As the last agenda item, the council approved payment of $5,549 for 442 feet of new fencing that was installed at Walt Cavanaugh Baseball Field. 

The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. The next meeting will be on Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 119 East Commerce Street in Greenville.