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Hwashin Phase II project set to start

Phase II of the Hwashin industrial access road is about to begin.

The Greenville City Council approved a bid of $959,108 to APAC-Southeast, Inc. of Andalusia on Monday night. The bid package includes adding turn lanes on U.S. Highway 31 for access to the Hwashin America plant, as well as constructing a new road along the north side of the plant itself.

&#8220This is part of the incentives we used to get Hwashin to Greenville,” said Mayor Dexter McLendon.

Additionally, McLendon said U.S. 31 in front of Hwashin would also be widened which should help traffic flow.

The council also awarded a bid to Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $406,801 for the city's 2006 street paving project. 24 streets have earmarked for paving this year.

&#8220These are the ones that really need paving,” said McLendon.

In other business the council:

n Approved Resolution 2006-52, awarding a bid to Kirk Enterprises in the amount of $16,386.50 for an incinerator system for use by animal control.

n Awarded a bid to Otto Environmental in the amount of $14,970 for 300 95-gallon residential trash containers. The containers will be used to replace old trash containers on various routes throughout the city, as well as for new residents.

n Approved Resolution 2006-54 that continues the senior aides/host agency agreement with the South Central Alabama Development Commission.

Approved Resolution 2006-55 authorizing the installation of a street light at 804 S. Street at a cost of $5.47 per month or $65.64 per year.

n Approved Resolution 2006-56, awarding a bid of $423,881 to Webb Builders, Inc. of Millbrook for the construction of T-Hangars at the Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport. The city was awarded a grant for the project by the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Local match for the project is $12,767.

n Reappointed Charlie Jones to the Medical Clinic Board.

n Approved the following expenditures: $6,730.45 to Lee Electric for Freon, parts, and labor to replace condenser coils in two 10-ton units at Dunbar Center; $14,409 to Marshall Lumber for seven custom cedar doors and other materials at the depot; $1,200 to Kent Tanner to prep, finish and paint the new doors at the depot; $28,000 to Southern Roofing for a new roof for the senior center; $6,048 for refurbishment of the pavilions at Beeland Park; $21,125 to Kent Tanner for labor to dismantle hangars at the airport and relocate the materials in preparation for new construction; $1,513.34 to Thompson Tractor Company for seven shanks for the sanitation department; $5,290 to Middleton Oil Company for diesel fuel for the landfill construction project; $1,844.63 to Ingram Equipment Company for work on Sanitation Truck No. 68; $1,618.10 to Adapco Inc. for a 55 gallon drum of Malithion to spray for mosquitoes; $1,920.25 to Championship Trophy for 357 trophies for T-ball, softball and baseball leagues; $1,320 to Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center for quarterly terminal fee for police department; $7,469.35 to Greenville Equipment Center for Exmark Lazer Z mower for Horticulture Department; $14,876.62 to Emergency Lighting by Haynes, LLC for light and siren kits, decal kits, cages, and installation of two-way radios and other interior equipment for four new police cars.

n In other business, the city approved the termination of a lease with the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said the ABC Board will be moving its office from upstairs at City Hall to the ABC store on 170 Greenville Bypass.

&#8220It makes sense to them and it makes sense to us,” said Ingram. &#8220Plus, it will free up some space for us to use.”

The next regular city council meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m.