CPW gets green light for fast fill compressed natural gas station
MAY 23, 2012

The 2012 Ford Fusion is getting about 10 more miles per gallon with compressed natural gas than it did last August.

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fast fill station was approved by Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The station will be used to serve public and commercial vehicles. AT&T and Frito Lay are the first commercial vehicles who have expressed interest to fill their vehicles at CPW.

Commissioners approved the approximately $412,000 fill station, saving about $80,000 using CPW’s manpower. Delivery for the unit is scheduled for mid-November with a mid-December launch date.

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Greer CPW incorporates pontoons for lakes craft
APR 24, 2012

The Greer Commission of Public Works amended its powerless craft bylaw to include the use of pontoons on Lake Robinson at Monday’s monthly meeting. CPW commissioners amended a bylaw it unanimously approved on March 26 to permit canoes, kayaks, sculls and rowboats on Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham.

Pontoons were part of 2010 amendment and it was eliminated from subsequent amendments. Commissioners added the craft into its bylaw to encompass the powerless boats.

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Gardeners visit their plots to review needs
APR 8, 2012

Dottie and Wayne Morrow tended to their garden and watered it  Saturday morning at the Community Garden. The land for the garden has been donated by Greer Memorial Hospital.

Dotti and Wayne Morrow tended to their plot at the community garden today.  It had been two weeks since the garden, with the land provided by Greer Memorial Hospital, had plots cleaned of rocks and debris.

The Morrows took advantage of the sunny, warm weather today to check on the soil that had been deluged by rain on Thursday night.  One week earlier heavy rains during the weekend prevented the gardeners to get in some preparation and planting.

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Non-motorized boats OK'd by CPW at lakes Robinson & Cunningham
MAR 26, 2012

Canoes, kayaks, sculls and rowboats are allowed on Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham without regard to the boats’ length and number of people aboard as long as the craft is not motorized.

The Greer Commission of Public Works approved amending the lake’s bylaws to allow permitting the powerless craft, 3-0, at today’s monthly meeting.

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Greer CPW recognized for safety practices
FEB 27, 2012

Greer CPW's Bill Hipp proudly points to the

The Greer Commission of Public Works reported today it received three safety awards from the Municipal Association of South Carolina amounting to $3,500.

Ken Holliday, Human Resources Director, made the presentation at today's regularly scheduled CPW commissioners meeting.

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Greer CPW issues warning for untreated sewage discharge
FEB 17, 2012

The public is advised to avoid contact with waters around and downstream of a tributary of Frohawk Creek in Greer after 45,000 gallons of untreated sewage was discharged Thursday and today, according to Greer Commission of Public Works.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified by CPW of the discharges.

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Village Hospital hosts 2 Black History events
FEB 6, 2012

Black History Month will be celebrated by Village Hospital with two programs and the recognition of winners in the Black History Month Essay Contest.

Music, drama and the written word will be performed some of the Upstate’s talented youth at 6 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 10) at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. Middle school and high school students will be recognized for their essays on African-American heroes who have helped change the American landscape and influenced their own lives.

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Deaton's staff painting a greener landscape in Greer
JAN 26, 2012

Tractor Supply Company has cleared the way for Piedmont Plaza on W. Wade Hampton Blvd. to get a new parking lot facelift with lighted and landscaped islands. Kohl's is moving into the former Kmart building to the right of TSC.

Reno Deaton, Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation, has the enviable job of being the front man selling Greer to business and industry. This month is the 10th anniversary of GDC.

The first month of 2012 first quarter has Deaton's 3-person staff on pace to promote Greer's new businesses with the creation of nearly 500 jobs. Numerically, that represents nearly 2 percent of Greer’s 25,500 population.

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Gibson voted CPW board chairman; Reynolds honored
JAN 23, 2012

Eugene Gibson was nominated as chairman of the three-person Greer Commission of Public Works today at the monthly utility meeting.

Perry Williams’ two-year term expired Dec. 31 and Greer CPW mandates rotating the chairman of the board. “It’s been a long tradition of rotating the chair,” Williams said.

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Strategic plan goals, customer service survey highlight CPW meeting
NOV 22, 2011

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