A taxi service will be in operation soon in Greenville.
At Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council amended an ordinance to authorize the city manager to approve taxicab fare pricing and to establish a cab stand in the Greenville City Hall parking lot, south of the police department.
The motion was approved by Councilmen Roger Sanders, John Gillard and Mike Heath. Jess Adam abstained and Mayor Alan Gaffner was absent due to work obligations.
John Hankins told WGEL he hopes to have the taxi service in operation later this month. He said the service will have a van, painted in the high school colors of white and blue. A car will be available, if needed. Cab rides can be obtained in the city and to destinations outside of town.
Hankins said his plans are to name the service Greenville Taxi Cab. It will be a 24-hours a day operation.
He said he wants to hire people who live in Greenville and have a good driving record.
Hankins currently operates taxi cab services in Litchfield and Vandalia.