Work ready to start on Greenwood office
Greenwood selectmen last week approved a lease agreement with Jackson-Silver American Legion Post 68 for land on which the town will build a new town office.
The lease is for $1 a year.
The parcel is adjacent to the Legion Hall on the Gore Road.
With other paperwork scheduled to be completed by the end of last week, preliminary work was expected to get underway at the site this week.
In the meantime, said Town Manager Kim Sparks, “A modular is in production at KBS (in Paris).”
In other business at last week’s selectmen’s meeting, Fire Chief Albert Curtis, who selectmen re-appointed for two years last week, reported on his efforts to find good bargains for fire department equipment.
He doubled the value of a recent FEMA grant $3,650 grant by finding better deals than originally anticipated on cold water rescue gear, including suits and vests, he said. In addition, Curtis was able to outfit the whole department with cold weather rain gear.
He now has an eye out for a possible military surplus vehicle to serve as a utility truck, he said.
And looking further into the future, Curtis said, he is researching grants to fund upgrades to the Locke’s Mills and Greenwood City fire stations.
Curtis also reported that five firefighters received Firefighter I and II certifcation this year, a prerequisite for obtaining some types of firefighting grants.
In another public safety-related issue, Town Manager Kim Sparks said the town’s Alder River Dam Emergency Plan has been updated for another two years.
Phone numbers for people and businesses downstream have been verified and updated, to be available in case of a dam breach or other emergency.
The board meets next on Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.