City accepts bid for new roof on city hall, GFD

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Greenville City Council awarded a bid to Liberty Design & Construction, Inc. in the amount of $367,747 for roofing repairs to city hall and the fire department.

&#8220I know it will be a little inconvenience once it gets started, but we'll just have to work through it,” said Mayor Dexter McLendon.

The contractors estimated that the work would be completed in 120 days. Also included in the project bid total is a re-working of the roof on the city's Main Street Building.

In other business, the council:

n Approved the following expenditures: $5,196.60 to Meyercord Revenue, Inc. for cigarette stamps; $7,448.85 to Comm-Serv for EOC radio frequency towers, mounts, ground rods, hardware and installation; $2,280 to Comm-Serv for EOC base stations, radio equipment and installation; $3,100 to G.T. Key and Company to repair transformer leaks and clean up spill at Beeland Complex; $11,695 to Municipal Workers Compensation Fund, Inc.

n The council also approved an expenditure of $1,720 to Sewah Studios for a Bartram Trail Marker for Sherling Lake Rd. Rep. Charles Newton (D-Greenville) encouraged the council to replace the marker, which was removed in November 2004 by an unknown party. The Butler County Historical Society paid for the original marker.

In a letter addressed to the council, Newton said, &#8220William Bartram was America's first great naturalist. In July 1775, he passed through the area that would later become Greenville. He wrote about the natural beauty of the vegetation and the wildlife he observed here. Bartram's visit was a significant event in our history.”

n The mayor announced that all city offices would be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The city's garbage route schedule for that Monday will run on Tuesday. A Memorial Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of city hall and at Confederate Park, and a Patriotic Ceremony is scheduled for noon. The Greenville Lions Club sponsors the celebration.

Police Chief Lonzo Ingram reminded everyone that Commerce St. would be blocked off to all traffic around the celebration.

Additionally, a retirement ceremony was held at city hall on Tuesday to recognize Sherling Lake Parks Director Phillip Herring and Buildings and Ground Superintendent Harvey Myrick.

The next regular city council meeting will be held on Monday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m.