Here’s a recap from the Greenville County Council meeting on Feb. 2:
Approved: Funding for Mauldin Cultural Center renovations
County Council appropriated $30,000 from its Community Projects Account to help fund renovations at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The money will be used to help improve and update the lobby, a project that is estimated to cost $550,000, according to the grant application. Another $7,250 in Community Projects money will be used to install three decorative lights on Lloyd Street, and $5,939 will be used to purchase two 800 MHz radios for the Gantt District Fire Department.
Approved: E911 funds
County Council gave initial approval to appropriate $1.05 million from the E911 Fund Balance to cover the cost of unanticipated upgrades and maintenance to the 911 call reporting software and computer-aided dispatch system.
Approved: Pavilion Recreation Complex Walking Trail
A proposed paved walking path around the athletic fields at the Pavilion in Taylors also received a cash infusion thanks to a trail grant administered through the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded program that receives its funding from a portion of federal gas taxes. Funding provided by the competitive program is on a cost-reimbursement basis. Total project cost is $125,000 with $100,000 requested from the Recreational Trails Program and the remainder supplied by local funds.