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My Town Greenville: New site selected to rebuild burned-out facility
My Town Greenville: New site selected to rebuild burned-out facility

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The Greenville Recreation Department has begun accepting construction bids to replace a storage facility destroyed in a July 4 fire.

Department Director Kris Berry says the fire at 300 E. Charles Street caused more than $60,000 in damage, reducing the storage facility and everything inside to ash. Berry says the city’s insurance company is providing approximately $44,000 to replace everything, so the department is looking to save wherever possible on the new storage facility.

The cause of last year’s fire is still undetermined, but authorities have said it was “not natural.” Berry says the new storage facility will be located in the Alan G. Davis Park, which is heavily used, deterring potential vandalism.

Berry says the department just received three new soccer goals covered by insurance.  She says all replacement equipment is being stored at various city facilities until the new storage facility is built.  Berry hopes to have the new facility open by June 1, in time for summer camp programs.  She says the Recreation Department will put together a “wish list” of sports equipment they still need at that time.