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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Sales tax numbers rise

The city of Greenwood’s sales tax allocation for the year is up 6 percent over last year, according to Ronnie Stevenson, City Council president.

For June, sales tax was around $382,000, an increase of 3 percent more than June 2016. Sales tax for the year is a little over $3.9 million.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the council reviewed its audit report for the 2015-2016 year, presented by Gay Moss.

Among the highlights presented by Moss:
  • The assets of the city exceeded its liability at the end of the year by $82 million.
  • The government’s total net position increased by $3 million, and the total assets of the governmental activities increased by $3.7 million.
  • The governmental funds ending balance was $6.5 million.
  • The general fund balance was $2.7 million.
Mayor Carolyn McAdams and Ward 7’s Carl Palmer were absent from the council meeting.

Also Tuesday, the council approved:
  • Delta Design-Build Workshop’s submission of an application for a Delta creative placemaking grant. Emily Roush-Elliott represented the group at the meeting. “Creative place making is very broadly defined, and the main thing we want to do is integrate some art components,” Roush-Elliott said. “Our idea is to look for opportunities for salvage, whether that’s building or any number of things, and then train some apprentices in our office to do some carpentry and salvage those materials into some new products.”
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the city to apply for and accept a Mississippi Office of Highway Safety Federal Police Traffic Grant for $15,420.36.
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a bid submitted by MidSouth Solutions to purchase uniforms for employees of the police and fire departments.
  • A permit application of C Spire for use and occupancy agreement for the construction or adjustment of a utility on Walnut Street.
  • Authorization for the city to place speed bumps in certain areas in Ward 7. Ward 1’s Johnny Jennings voted no.
  • The council approved the agreement for certified wastewater operator services for the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility.
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