New CPR unit donated in memory of Haigler Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2006

Greenville Motor Company presented the city's fire department with a new CPR training unit in memory of Charlie Haigler, Jr., during Monday's regularly scheduled city council meeting.

Participating in the presentation was Haigler Jr.'s widow, Susan, son Charles Haigler III, and Ken Gibson, owners of Greenville Motor Company.

In July 2004, Haigler Jr. received lifesaving CPR at Greenville Motor Company and was transferred within minutes to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital by the Greenville Fire Department.

&#8220Charlie was amazed and very thankful by the quick action of his employees and a customer that performed CPR on him,” said Susan Haigler. &#8220How wonderful it is that this gift can train more people to help others in our community.”

Charles Haigler III echoed his mother's sentiments.

&#8220If the right kind of treatment can be given a heart attack victim within seconds after he or she is stricken,” he said, &#8220the chances are good that the life can be saved. CPR training teaches a person how to keep the heart beating while professional help is coming.”

Members of the Greenville Fire Department and Fire Chief Mike Phillips accepted the training unit. Phillips said Haigler was a big supporter of his department and that the gift in his memory would be put to great use, teaching Greenville and Butler County citizens how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) properly.

Haigler died in July 2005 at age 69 after a yearlong battle with cancer.

The gift comes courtesy of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Inc.

In other business, the council:

N Adopted a resolution authorizing the declaration of certain personal property owned by the city of Greenville as surplus and the sale of same by sealed bid.

N Adopted a resolution authorizing change order No. 2 for the Hysco Industrial Access Road Phase II Project.

N Adopted a resolution approving the city's veterinary services agreement with Dr. William A. Watson.

N Adopted a resolution for sponsorship in 2006 for the summer food service program for children. The program allows children under the age of 18 to have a prepared meal during the summer months.

N Authorized the following expenditures: $80,388 for four 2006 Crown Victoria police cars; $1,437.84 to APAC for White Oak Street repair; $1,450 to Southern Sand and Gravel for 50 36-inch pipes for the Greenville Landfill; $4,744.80 for repairs on the Sherling Lake Lakehouse roof; $3,216.39 for repairs to Sherling Lake Picnic Shelter No. 1; $2,816.39 for repairs to Sherling Lake Picnic Shelter No. 2.

Mayor Dexter McLendon announced that 2006 business licenses are currently due for renewal now. He said businesses have through Jan. 31 to renew without penalty, or incur a 20 percent penalty starting on Feb. 1.

McLendon also announced that a Life South Blood Drive unit will be at City Hall from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.

The city will observe Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Garbage routes for Monday will be picked up on Tuesday.

The date of the next Greenville City Council meeting has been changed from Jan. 23 to Jan. 30.