Keeping Greenville productive continues to be the goal for officials and community stakeholders.
Mayor Errick Simmons announced the City of Greenville is the recipient of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant.
Brownfield properties include former gas stations; abandoned manufacturing plants and mills; closed dry cleaners; vacant commercial buildings containing asbestos or lead.
Greenville’s Brownfield Program Goals are to return vacant or underutilized sites to productive use, protect human health and the environment, economic development and spur job growth.
A community meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 at South Delta Planning and Development, 1427 South Main Street, for those interested in learning more and providing input.
“The City of Greenville has been very successful during this administration in securing EPA Brownfields funds. It is critical for the city to clean up contaminants on a Brownfields property that reduces or eliminates potential health risks to residents, workers, pets and the surrounding environment,” Simmons stated. “In our last Brownfields award, the city was able to clean up an industrial property that ultimately aided in the creation of 69 jobs with a $20 million Nufarm investment.”
For a site application or additional information, contact Nikki Landrum at the Office of the Mayor, 662-378-1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other helpful websites include www.epa.gov/brownfields and www.mdeq.ms.gov/water/groundwater-assessment-and-emediation/brownfields.