Greenville City Council approves $13.85 million bond referendum

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After three hours of debate Thursday night, the Greenville City Council voted to approve a multi-million dollar bond for projects that residents will have to approve with a property tax increase in November.

Mayor Allen Thomas broke down the different aspects of the $13.85 million bond:
- $8 million for roads
- $1.95 million for the 5th Street Streetscape
- $1.75 million for the 10th Street Connector
- $1.4 million for sidewalks and bike paths
- $750,000 for the Greenway

The funds for the bond will come from a 2 cent increase in the property tax that voters will decide whether or not to approve this November.

Thursday's vote passed 6-0. The mayor does not vote except in the event of a tie.