The purchase of a new generator for Fire Station #1 was approved at the last City Council meeting. The total cost was $46,870. A sign for the fire station was also approved at $20,300.
Competitive bidding change
An ordinance raising the minimum amount required before competitive bidding is required passed for its second reading on August 5. The new amount will be $20,000 if the ordinance passes. Councilman Craig Hamilton was the only dissenting vote.
Gary Grimes has been reinstated as Greenwood’s lobbyist through the remainder of his contract. In January, the City and Gary Grimes will be able to negotiate a new contract.
New fence for City departments
Construction on a new privacy fence behind the Street Department was approved for $5,760. The old fence was destroyed during a recent storm. At Councilman Lee Johnson’s suggestion, the bill for the new fence will be split between Water, Sewer, Street and General funds.
New dump trucks for Street Department
The City of Greenwood’s Street Department has been approved to purchase two new dump trucks for $4,500 each. The vehicles are valued at over $80,000 each.
A & P Commission funding
The A & P Commission met on August 6 to decide which projects to fund. The Sebastian County Fair was granted an extra $3,500 over the $4,500 they received two months prior. Doug Kinslow was given $3,000 toward a $6,000 movie screen for a “Movies in the Park” program. The additional money will be granted at a later meeting. Kinslow also received $6,550 to be used for the Fall Festival. Ruth McConnell received $3,500 for the Historical Society’s printing of a 50th Anniversary Key magazine. Finally, Randy Davis from the Chamber of Commerce received $1,600 for their annual banquet as well as $3,600 toward the seasonal Yule 5K run.