A rise in income has City Manager optimistic
Could things be looking up for the City of Greenfield? In her report to council Tuesday night City Manager Betty Bishop said that income tax revenue is up $6,000 dollars for the month and $2,100 dollars for the year. Bishop said she hopes this is just the beginning and that revenue for the city continues to climb.
Bishop said she believes that the reopening of Johnson Controls earlier this year is helping to turn things around for Greenfield and she's hopeful that better days are ahead as there are several businesses tied to the manufacturing plant which also has plans to open a second line within the next year.
Bishop said she is cautiously optimistic about the news.
City Manager Betty Bishop also told council that preliminary work has been started on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 2 project. Bishop said her main concern with the project at this time is paperwork that needed to be signed. She said that after a meeting with the law director she will be getting that taken care of possibly Wednesday.
The City Manager said there has been some intense discussions with the EPA concerning the project but things are moving forward. She expects that the project will be within budget and finished on time.
Bishop said she is working to make sure the citizens of Greenfield are not obligated beyond what was already agreed upon in the current contract.