At Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council considered the first draft of a possible occupancy permit. City Manager Dave Willey stressed this was just the start of the process to have occupancy permits in Greenville. After getting feedback from the council, Willey said the city would schedule public hearings on the matter and talk with local realtors. Once in place, occupancy permits would be needed before occupying a home or apartment, whether as a renter or buyer.
The council decided to delay any action on the leaf burning ordinance. Councilman John Gillard suggested waiting on any possible vote concerning leaf burning until all council members could be at the meeting. Councilman Kenny Hampton was unable to attend Tuesday night. Gillard said they should wait rather than take a vote that could end in a 2-2 tie. Leaf burning will likely be back on the agenda for the April meeting.