The Greenville City Council spent around two hours last week talking about a new budget for fiscal year 2017.
The fiscal year begins May 1. The council will hold another special meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the municipal building with the plan to approve a budget.
City Manager Dave Willey reported that the general fund has a balance of just over $8,000.
One discussion centered around what streets will be improved during the next year. Around $325,000 is available, but the council needs to decide which proposal to accept for streets and sidewalks.
The council appeared to favor having a representative from the Chamber of Commerce make a presentation about using tourism money to bring in celebrities for a Christmas event.
The council is still trying to determine what direction to go on a Facebook page. Money would have to be budgeted for that to occur.
A new police car is in the budget, but a payloader, two pickup trucks, a snow box for snow removal were left out.
It is proposed that $300,000 from the downtown TIF fund be budgeted for a possible park at the parking lot along Second Street between Summer and South avenues, and $14,000 be allotted to seal and stripe other downtown parking lots.