City to bid out

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2005

surplus fire truck

By Kevin Taylor

The Greenville City Council approved an amendment to declare one of its fire engines a surplus and it will be sold at the minimum price of $15,000.

The truck, which is a 1984 Pierce fire truck with a 750-gallon capacity, has not been advertised for sale yet, two towns have already shown interest in purchasing the truck, Greenville fire chief Mike Phillips said.

"Georgiana and Fort Deposit have shown interest in it," Phillips said. "We are looking at advertising it, taking bids on it and getting rid of it pretty quick."

The 1984 truck has been taken out of service and it has been replaced with a 2005 E-One pumper with the same water capacity. But the newer truck has a faster pump. The 2005 engine can produce 1,250 gallons of water a minute, while the 1984 engine produces 1,000 gallons of water a minute.

Until the pumper is purchased, it will remain out of service unless needed in an emergency, Phillips said.

The city council also authorized the complete replacement of the roof and rafters of the Greenville Animal Shelter. The council authorized up to $10,000 to be spent with a portion of that money to be covered by the city's insurance.

Land owner Richard Atkins also asked and was granted the rezoning of property located at 108, 110 and 114 College St. The area of property was rezoned from general commercial property to residential medium density property.

In other business the board approve the reappointements of Judy Gettys, Don Herndon and Everett Snow to the Industrial Development Board.

The board also approved the expenditures of:

n $1,650 for sliding windows from Greenville Glass Company for the Dunbar press box.

n $14,797 for a Ford F-150 full-size truck from Ben Atkinson Motor Company for the street department.

n $11,574 for a Ford F-150 pickup truck from Ben Atkinson Motor Company for the horticulture department.

n $5,721 for four cases of cigarette stamps from Meyercord Revenue Inc.

n $5,500 for a dump body from American Truck Equipment for the street department's new dump truck.

n $5,103.40 for light repair and electrical materials from Po Boys Bucket Service at the Beeland sports complex at all three fields.

n $2,880 for eight pagers from Comm-Serv Mobile Communications for the fire department.

n $2,010 for 30 pallets of centipede sod from Huggins Sod Farm for use in the horticulture, street and Sherling Lake departments.

The city council will meet again at 5 p.m. May 9in the council chambers. The meeting are generally held at 5:30 p.m. but it has been changed at a councilman's request.