City Helps Fast-Rite Get Fast Internet

This photo shows a gap in the roof over Buchheit

The Greenville City Council voted on Tuesday to help Fast-Rite, the distribution company that will soon occupy the old Maredy Building in the industrial park, obtain the faster internet service they need to function at that location. City Manager Dave Willey said Fast-Rite will start with about 15 employees very soon in the Greenville area, and over time as many as 40 will work at the Greenville location. Willey also said that Fast-Rite received no other incentive help to choose Greenville as its location. The council voted 5-0 to spend just under $11,000 to extend fiber optics to near the Fast-Rite building.

The board also approved the repairs needed to the Buchheit building, which the city owns. During the blizzard of 2014 and the rain that followed, problems with the roof appeared.

The council voted to approve Korte Company to perform the repairs at the estimated cost of $140,607 in a 5-0 vote.  The final cost could be less than the estimate depending on any permanent damage done to the roof purlins. According to Willey, if the purlins bounce back and don’t need further support or replacement, then the cost will be lower. The city’s insurance policy should cover most, if not all, of the cost of repairs. Buchheit remains open and the building is perfectly safe to shop in. Most of the repairs will be made while the store is closed at night as to not interfere with shopping.