City to upgrade website

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Greenville City Council authorized a resolution on Monday night entering into agreement with Ingenuity, Inc. to develop and provide a website for the city at the cost of $18,500.

Rick A. Hayes, President of Ingenuity, Inc., presented a proposal to the council showing just how detailed the new web site would be. The site would include information about city services, departments, as well as recreational and economic development opportunities within Greenville.

&#8220The whole idea is to make Greenville more attractive and show some of the wonderful aspects of the city,” said Hayes.

Additionally, Ingenuity, Inc. would provide training for city personnel so that they would be able to update their own information.

Hayes said the new website would go live within the next two months.

&#8220What this is going to do is help bring people to the area,” said Mayor Dexter McLendon. &#8220If people will look at this website and come visit us they'll want to be a part of Greenville.”

The city will pay Ingenuity an annual payment of $600 for web hosting and technical services.

In other business the council:

Approved a resolution accepting the completed Baptist Hill Housing Rehabilitation Improvements Project. The city was awarded a CDBG grant in the amount of $500,000 to provide rehabilitate housing in Baptist Hill neighborhood and all proposed improvements have been completed.

Awarded a bid of $699,590 to Evans Contracting Company to construct the Greenville Commons roadway and make drainage improvements on the land currently being developed by Wal-Mart.

Approved a retail wine (off-premises only) liquor license for Tomatoes, Etc.

Authorized bids to be solicited for the re-roofing of the Department of Human Resources building on 109 Caldwell St.

Approved the following expenditures: $2,252.70 to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital for the medical expenses of city prisoner Norman Boggan; $1,162.29 to Sunbelt Fire for annual air pack certifications for the fire department; $3,232 to The Greenville Advocate for the Greenville Police Department's 2006 Annual Report; $2,280 to Camellia Communications for equipment maintenance on the city's telecommunications.