Local ISD's to provide viewing options of President Obama's speech; Public meetings set for Tuesday in Greenville on proposed budget and tax rate; Organizations to honor lives lost on September 11, 2001 this Friday; Greenville residents with a few days remaining during amnesty period before warrant round-up.
Greenville – Greenville residents have only a few days remaining to clear up any outstanding fines.
When the amnesty period began Aug. 30, there were more than 1,200 names on the outstanding warrant list of persons, who owed more than $1.3 million in outstanding fines. Since then, only about $18,000 had been collected and 122 warrants cleared.
Those who pay their outstanding balances prior to the upcoming warrant round-up will avoid arrest, and can save money by avoiding a warrant fee and the cost of posting a bond.
Greenville – Public hearings regarding the City of Greenville budget are scheduled for Tuesday. Hearings will take place during the city council's regular session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building downtown.
City manager Steve Alexander has proposed a $56 million budget, funded by a property tax rate of 71 cents per $100 valuation, down from the current 72 cents. No pay raises are planned for employees, other than those required under the civil service pay plan, which would impact about 20 workers.
Commerce – Despite taking three hours to contain, no significant damage was reported following a hay fire in Commerce Thursday.
No injuries were reported from the fire, which occurred off of County Road 4308 near Neylandville. According to Commerce Fire Chief Brian McNevin, about fifteen hay bales caught fire, but were contained to less than one acre.