GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night at the municipal building. The first order of business was to swear in newly appointed council member Mike Heath.
The council heard information from City Manager Dave Willey regarding Municipal Electric Aggregation. Willey explained the state has changed a statute allowing municipalities to go out for bids for electric utility rates. Willey said he has further study to do but the process of combining with other municipalities to increase negotiating power makes sense and there is a potential savings of 5% - 25%. Willey will bring more information to the council.
The coming tax levy has not yet been set. Willey reminded the council if the rate increased by more than 5%, public hearings are required. The new levy must be in place by the second week of December.
There were several discussions regarding street and road work, including a change to concrete roadway instead of asphalt for the Buchheit road project. Change orders and final cost estimates for the South Fourth Street project were approved and indicate a significant savings over the construction estimates.
Mayor Gaffner congratulated the sponsors and volunteers who made the ArtWalk and Apple Day events great successes.
Gaffner also announced the appointment of Sherry Schaefer, of 3PointInk, to the Tourism Committee, filling one of the three openings.
GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FALL MUSIC SHOW THIS WEEK
The Greenville High School Music Department Fall Show entitled “The Old Time Radio Hour,” is Saturday, October 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The concert choir and jazz band will perform music from the 1930’s and 1940’s, complete with skits and commercials. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome.