Ameren donates bucket truck, awards two grants to Greenville
Ameren has donated a 41-foot aerial bucket truck to Greenville after learning the city no longer had an operational bucket truck.
Ameren donates some of its older fleet pieces to cities that could use the trucks, so Public Works Director Bill Grider contacted the company in 2015. While it took some time, city officials were glad to be chosen by Ameren to receive a truck. The bucket truck will be used to trim tree branches, change outdoor lights and hang seasonal decorations.
Greenville was also awarded a $2,500 Ameren Right Tree, Right Place grant last fall to help beautify the city. Many have enjoyed the tree-lined Idler Lane over the years and some of the trees are deteriorating. The city will use the grant to replace some of the trees and to add flowering trees along the lane and at the entrance to the industrial park.
Ameren also named Greenville to its Progressive Cities for 2016 list and awarded another $2,500 grant that can be used for downtown holiday lighting.
The Progressive Cities designation is for the many initiatives the city has implemented, such as curbside recycling and electronics recycling events as well as energy-efficiency projects for businesses.