Council Says “NO” to Nude Skydiving

There were plenty of seats as the city council met in the Municipal Auditorium due to flood damage to city offices.  Photo by Jim Satterwhite.
There were plenty of seats as the city council met in the Municipal Auditorium due to flood damage to city offices. Photo by Jim Satterwhite.

The Greenville City Council met in the Greenville Municipal Auditorium last night for the regularly scheduled October meeting. The change was a result of flood damage to the regular meeting room.

Park Street resident, Dennis Mathis, spoke during the Citizens to be Heard portion of the meeting.  Mathis recognized the achievements of Buddy Crump as a part time airport manager.

The City authorized purchase of a new TYMCO Street Sweeper.  This machine will replace the 2007 model currently in use.  Maintenance has become a concern for the street department.  Over $30,000 was expended during the last year or so to keep the machine operable.

Two zoning changes were authorized.  Property at 3820 Moulton and 5002 Sayle Streets.  The property on 5002 is the old Christian Scientist building.  A change to the city code regarding alarm systems was discussed and approved.

The airport operations discussed a request for a skydiving club to operate on the airport and jump into property on the southwest corner of the field.  Councilman Gotcher asked about nude skydiving.  City Attorney, Daniel Ray, opined that the city dress code covered that situation and the practice would not be authorized.

Impact fees were repealed.  The council recognized that impact fees do not bring that much revenue into the city.  More houses being built and new residents will pay far more in property and sales taxes than impact fees will bring in.  Councilman Money said “continuation of impact fees could very well stifle development in the city”.

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