Council approves dirt pit contract with Boan

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Greenville City Council handled several items during their recent meeting including the approval of a one-year contract with Dean Boan to lease property near the intersection of Highways 10 and 31 in which the city extracts dirt and sand for use by the public works department.

The city will pay Boan 75 cents per yard, to be paid quarterly, for dirt and sand removed from the site.

The city has renewed the contract annually for five years and approved an automatic annual renewal option for four additional years.

In other action the council:

n Approved a resolution to allow the city's reimbursement for mileage to adjust annually to match that of the Internal Revenue Service.

n Approved, on a 4-1 vote, the purchase of two wireless headsets and belt packs to be used by the Greenville Area Arts Council during its annual stage productions at the Ritz Theater. Tommy Ryan voted against the motion saying he thought the "partners of the arts council might get involved" to fund the expenditure. Ryan later said he would have approved the expenditure had he known it was coming out of an account funded through ticket surcharges on the Arts Council's shows. The cost of the item was $2,192.

n Approved expenditures of $2,000 to the U.S. Postmaster; A quarterly service fee of $1,320 to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center and $1,150 for EMT training for firefighter Demetrius Bogan.

n Approved the public works department clean up weeds and debris from the following residential property: Edgar Hammonds, lot next to 609 South St.; Thelma Mathews, 213 Mobile Rd; Mary Herbert, lot across from 715 Oglesby St.; Masonic Lodge, 215 Washington St.; Eddie Coleman, vacant lot next to 313 Washington St.; Gerald Johnson, vacant lot across from 306 Washington St.

The city also announced that Labor Day garbage pickup would be moved to the following day and that it would be picked up during the regular Tuesday garbage route.

The city council's next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 12.