|Greenfield gets update on new police headquarters |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:54 am |
|By BRAD GASKINS |
GREENFIELD – At last month’s board meeting, the city of Greenfield voted to move police headquarters from its present location to the former Weakley County Municipal Electric Service building at 226 North Front St.
The move will give the department much more space as it moves eight people in two rooms of about 600 square feet to a building of about 2,000 square feet.
Work on converting the building for police use is well under way, Greenfield Police Chief Danny Harris told the board during Tuesday’s meeting.
“They’ve got all the framing walls up,” Harris said. “Just swing by their and you’ll see a lot of progress on that building.”
Harris said a former electric company employee recently stopped by the building and said he hardly recognized the place due to the changes.
In other action:
• The board voted to pass next year’s budget on first reading. The budget is about $1.2 million. The property tax rate remains the same, set at $1.60 per $100 of assessed valued.
• The board voted to accept bids for paving and patching work.
In other announcements:
• Greenfield Banking Company is the city’s business of the month for April.
• A yard of the month award will begin next month.
• Brawner’s Boots will host the West Tennessee Idol on April 27.
• Shane Johnson of Greenfield Advancement said the organization is trying to increase membership and will soon elect officers for next year. He said the organization is putting together a survey to get input from downtown business owners.
• City wide yard sales will be held May 3-4, June 7-8, July 5-6, August 2-3, September 6-7 and October 4-5. No permit is necessary to participate in the yard sales.