Perdue joins Water Board

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD

Kenny Perdue is the newest member of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Greenville (WWSB) and sat for his second board meeting on Tuesday, March 28.

At the February 28 meeting Perdue was officially recognized to replace Bill Lewis and serve his remaining term. Lewis stepped down from his seat to move to Tuscaloosa to closer to his family.

Perdue started in the investment and insurance business in 1984 and brings that experience to the Board. In 1992, he and his wife decided to move back to Greenville. He said, “I’ve always loved Greenville. It will always hold a special part of me, and anything I can do to help the City of Greenville, I want to do.” He added, “It is a pleasure to serve with this board. They are all professional and capable.”

Perdue also currently serves on the Housing Authority Board and the Board of Adjustments.

For the March WWSB meeting, the Board approved a resolution to authorize a Bond Purchase Agreement for $4 million. According to Manager Dexter McLendon, a direct bank loan was considered but it made more sense for long term financial stability of the WWSB to do a bond.

He went on to add the bond money would be used to install a water tank off State Highway 185 near Haygood Drive and a new wastewater force main to bypass the Montezuma gravity line.

The tank will help with pressure issues in the area of Exit 131 and provide capacity for the future growth around the area.

The Board approved the resolution and then authorized Chairman Joby Norman to sign a utility easement with Alabama Power where the force main will placed.

That completed, the Board approved to pay the bills and adjourned.

 

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