City Council sends $15.85 million bond to voters

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville City Council gave the final go-ahead Thursday night to send a $15.85 million transportation bond to voters.

The council voted in favor of the resolution 4-2 with councilmembers Rose Glover and Kandie Smith voicing their opposition.

The bond includes $10 million for street improvements; $1.95 million for the West 5th Street Streetscape; $1.75 million for the 10th Street Connector $1.4 million for sidewalks; and $750,000 for greenways.

Before the vote, a public hearing was held which featured only one person.

City Council candidate Terry Boardman said he didn’t support the bond because he believed the city could transfer or borrow money from Greenville Utilities Commission which he believed would save money.

After City Attorney Dave Holec disagreed with Boardman’s assertions, Boardman went back to the podium to criticize the city attorney which led to Mayor Allen Thomas banging his gavel and demanding Boardman sit down.

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