City Council Talks Liquor Licenses, Loan Request & Trash Contract

At last week’s Greenville City Council meeting, two new restaurant liquor licenses were approved.

They are for Los Amigos, which will be opening soon next to Econo Lodge, and 2 Martha’s Hospitality and Gifts at 422 West Harris Avenue.

By a vote of 4 to 1, the council approved a $100,000 revolving loan to doctors Philip Siefken and Kelsey Hopkins, who are starting a new practice named Greenville Family Medical.

The loan will be part of a financing package to purchase, remodel, furnish and operate a new medical office facility at the corner of Route 140 and Red Ball Trail.

The city’s Revolving Loan Committee recommended the loan be approved. Voting against the loan was Councilman Jess Adam.

The council extended the city’s residential and commercial trash contract, with Doty Sanitation, through June 30th. The contract was to expire on March 31st.

City Manager Dave Willey said he was in talks with the current contractor, Doty Sanitation. He said if an agreement can be reached that makes sense to take to the city council, he will do that. If that doesn’t happen, the city will take bids. He said either way, the issue will appear on the council’s March meeting agenda.

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The council approved low bids for street maintenance materials. The rock will be paid for with motor fuel tax funds.

The council took action to declare a retired police car, a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, as surplus property. The car is being sold on eBay.