Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says the fact that the city manager has taken the civic center construction project out of the 2014-15 budget does not mean the project is dead, but is certainly another setback. And Caleb reports that the labor lockout at the Greenville Cytec industrial plant continues.
The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees intends this week to again voice its support for the upcoming recreation/event center project.
After previously adopting an informal agreement to dedicate funding to the facility, which is likely to be operated by the YMCA of Greenville and Hunt County, the Greenville ISD board is set to issue a formal position statement declaring the district’s pledge to provide up to $1 million for the center.
Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says, while the Greenville City Council has decided to go forward with the construction of the YMCA/events center, many questions remain about the project. And Caleb says that project and a street-improvement undertaking may cause property taxes to increase considerably. Also discussed is the status of the legal proceedings against the Commerce Humane Association and the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter.