Somebody out there really wants the City of Greenville to have a new fire truck.
City Manager Massoud Ebrahim told the city council Tuesday that the same anonymous donor who had already contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars toward the cost of the truck had made yet another payment.
“I did receive a third and final donation of $150,000,” Ebrahim said.
Ebrahim briefed the council about the process of lining up funding for the truck.
A plan to install security cameras on local school buses appears to be in jeopardy, after the Greenville City Council Tuesday voted against an agreement designed to help alleviate any associated legal costs.
The council was scheduled to enter into a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Greenville Independent School District, which would come into play in the event drivers ticketed under a city ordinance decided to sue.
But Council member James Evans objected to the entire proposal, voicing constitutional amendment issues among other concerns.
According to a report from the Greenville Herald-Banner, Governor Rick Perry has just announced that a new business will be taking over an empty Greenville plant, and be receiving some financial funding from the Texas government to help close the deal.