Panel to vote on Dollar General

GREEN SPRINGS – A special meeting is set for Dec. 4 in Green Springs to vote on a zoning change that would allow for a Dollar General in the village.

The zoning change would convert the site chosen for the store from an agricultural plot to one of general business.

Council also discussed plans to explore other ways to fund an electronic sign on the corner of Broadway Street and Adams Street, as the application for a grant to the community foundation was turned down.

The sign, which is to cost $23,950, would inform Green Springs residents of events and happenings in the city, according to Mayor Jesse Darr.

“Come springtime and summer, there are a lot of events in this village, and it would be nice to get those things out,” Darr said.

Also, with the holidays approaching, Green Springs is in need of a volunteer to organize the tree lighting ceremony, which is to take place Dec. 1

Duties of the organizer include preparing hot chocolate for attendees, finding a Santa Claus and arranging for a band to accompany the ceremony.

In other matters, council announced the village already has surpassed total income tax collections from last year.