Greenfield welcomes new mayor, aldermen

Greenfield welcomes new mayor, aldermen
By JIM MANSFIELD
Special to the Press
GREENFIELD  –  Greenfield’s new mayor, Cindy McAdams, and recently-elected aldermen James Pope, Paul Grooms, Donald High and Troy Jones were sworn in by Judge Tommy Moore and took their new positions immediately Tuesday night.
During the meeting that followed, Public Works Director Tony Stout said the city’s sewer machine needs pump repairs at an estimated cost of $3,200. The motion to rebuild the equipment passed by a 7-0 vote.
Stout also reported that repaving Main Street from Jefferson to E.W. James supermarket should be postponed because of a private logging operation.
”We don’t want log trucks driving over new asphalt,” Stout said.
The board postponed the project until spring.
Stout said Greenfield’s emergency generator has developed an oil leak and needs repair. The generator is used to power City Hall, the fire department and the city’s water works during power failures.
Fire Chief Bob Dudley reported Greenfield Fire Prevention Week was a great success. He said fire engine No. 3 is back in service, while engine No. 2 will be taken to Memphis for service and repairs.
McAdams recessed the meeting for a public hearing to close out the 2010 Community Development Block Grant Water Lab Program. The 2010 program was closed.
McAdams also proposed considering approval for a 2013 CDBG that would provide funding for water and sewer projects. The federal funding requires a minimum 40 percent of funds to be spent on water projects and 45 percent on sewer works. The proposal was tabled until the next meeting to allow time to gather more information and specifics needed to apply for the grant.
Librarian Sandra Dowland reported matching funds of $824 had been received in September to pay for the partial cost of operating the library’s computers. The board voted to approve matching funds. Dowland said the state’s Career Development Mobile Unit will be in Greenfield Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mobile unit assists people in preparing resumés and finding jobs. Also, the Lifeline Mobile Blood Unit will be in Greenfield Dec. 18, Dowland said.
The board considered and approved a motion to close City Hall and the Dr. Nathan Porter Library on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Published in The WCP 11.15.12

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