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Greenfield holds first meeting of new year

Greenfield holds first meeting of new year
Special to the Press
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Mayor Cindy McAdams and the city’s board of aldermen met Tuesday night at the Greenfield Community Room to discuss city business matters.
Mr. McKennon of TLM Associates, a Jackson architect firm, presented tentative plans for the Downtown Greenfield Beautification and Enhancement Project.
McKennon said federal grant requests are due to be filed no later than February. He said grant money would be managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The four-phase project will be located mainly on Front Street and all work subject to TDOT inspection.
The Greenfield Public Works Department reported that one of the city’s water tanks, built in 1989, would need repainting at a cost of as much as $150,000. Further, maintainence on Greenfield water well and emergency generators could cost as much as $300,000.
In compliance with Greenfield’s written debt policy, a $93,000 loan to finance the city’s newly-purchased fire truck has been obtained.
McAdams recommended that all Greenfield aldermen attend a free 90-minute orientation seminar in Jackson.
The Parks and Recreation Department reported that a fence at the ballpark needed to be repaired and that baseball and softball sign-ups would begin in February.
The board recognized the El Vallarto Mexican Restaurant as Greenfield’s business of the month.
The board discussed the costs of the 2012 Christmas bonuses for Greenfield employees. The bonuses were approved during the December meeting. A motion was made and passed to include the cost of the bonuses in each year’s annual budget.
The police department reported that moving violations were down for the month of December at 114, and that there were only two unsolved criminal cases remaining for 2012. Published in The WCP 1.10.13

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