Feb. 18-24 is Arbor Week in city
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Mayor Dexter McLendon issued a proclamation on Monday night recognizing Feb. 18 - 24 as Arbor Week.
McLendon presented the proclamation to city horticulturist Jennifer Stringer. Stringer said the city would recognize National Arbor Day next Tuesday, Feb. 20 and distribute tree seedlings in Confederate Park from 9 a.m. to noon for anyone interested.
“Hopefully, people will plant trees to honor National Arbor Day - or maybe prune a tree,” she said.
Councilman Jeddo Bell asked McLendon to offer an update on construction projects in the city. McLendon said with plans for the movie theatre finalized, construction should start on the building within the next couple of weeks, as well as on the new Holiday Inn Express.
“(City Inspector) Eddie Anderson said over the next six months we should see more construction than we've seen in the last two or three years,” said McLendon. “We've been talking about growth in Greenville about to happen, now it's happening. We're going to see more and more of that.”
In other business the council:
n Approved a resolution awarding a bid contract of $100,606 with Ingram Equipment, Inc. for the purchase of a new garbage truck.
n Approved a resolution awarding a bid contract of $27,589 to Greenville Motor Company for the purchase of one 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle.
n Approved a resolution awarding a bid contract of $19,710.50 with Mike Patton Dodge for a 2007 Dodge Magnum police vehicle to be used by the Greenville Police Department's K-9 unit.
n Approved a change order for the Hwashin Industrial Access Road project in the amount of $10,800 for temporary seeding and mulching for nine acres.
n Approved the following expenditures: $4,027.10 to Gulf States Distributors for police department equipment and supplies; $6,530.44 to Emergency Lighting by Haynes, LLC for vehicle equipment (striping, lights, etc.) for new police cars; $2,566.08 to Emergency Lighting by Haynes, LLC for police department vehicle equipment purchased through state bid; $1,023.48 to Greenville Motor Company for parts and labor including a new radiator and hub assembly for patrol car No. 60; $3,146.76 to Greenville Motor Company for parts and labor to replace transmission, rear manifold, motor mounts on patrol car No. 60; $1,449.75 to Sam's for a Compaq computer and Toshiba mobile projector; $1,500 to Creative Solutions/Thomson Tax & Accounting for fixed assets management system software for the city clerk's office; $2,904.33 to Dantzler Pump Service for airport fueling system repairs.
n The city's parks and recreation department is currently holding pre-registration for baseball, softball and t-ball.
n The next city council meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m.