County Commission supports Northfolk’s sale of land to WestRock

At its regular meeting held Monday Dec. 10, 2018, the Greene County Commission approved a resolution supporting Northfolk Southern Railroad’s sale of property to WestRock (box plant). As discussed in the previous commission work session, Northfolk Southern offered the county first option to purchase a 350 ft. parcel of land near the railroad. As indicated in the resolution, the commission declined the offer and gave support of the land sale to West Rock at a cost of $18,850. This parcel is also adjacent to the approximate 2.75 acres West Rock purchased recently from the county.
In other business the commission took action on the following:

  • Approved a retail beer license for TJ & J Grocery and Deli in Clinton.
  • Approved the contract with Means Construction for a storm shelter pad in Forkland.
  • Approved the extension of the county’s garbage exemption until January 18, 2019.
  • Approved travel for engineer and assistant engineer to training in Prattville, AL, Jan.30-31, 2019.
    Authorized Chairman Smith to execute papers with Goodwin & Mills for preliminary engineering work on County Road 69.
    Approved the county engineer’s demolition of the old daycare center in Forkland.
    In the financial report, CFO Paula Bird presented the following bank balances as of November 18, 2018: Citizen Trust Bank, $2,413,982.41; Merchant & Farmers Bank, $2,375,492.14; Bank of New York, $359,378.56; Total CD Bond Sinking Funds, $923,021.52.
    The commission approved finance report, payment of claims and budget amendments.
    Having no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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