Greenville City Council takes action on multiple times

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville City Council took actions on several issues impacting taxpayers during Thursday’s meeting.

The council approved a more than $700,000 grant from Trillium Health to build an ADA accessible playground in the Town Commons. The playground will have a river theme, but the destination in the Town Commons hasn’t been finalized yet.

There was some debate over the location. Those who support the current plan said moving it could jeopardize the funds. However, those against the planned location said it would interfere with the amphitheater.

The council also voted to approve a bond referendum that voters weighed in on during the November elections. The $15 million bond will be used to improve roadways and enhance pedestrian walkways. A portion of the money will be used to enhance the 10 St. Connector.

The council heard updates on the city’s “open gov” site during the meeting as well. The site, which is set to launch to the public in early 2016, will give people the opportunity to see where, and how much, taxpayer money is being spent.

The board also discussed how they would use the $100,000 donation from Taft-Ward Investments, LLC for West Greenville. They decided to use a portion of the money to help with heating and weatherization of low income and senior homes. They will determine how to use the rest of the money by holding a public forum. A date for that has not been set yet.

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