City considers panel revamp

Greenwood is considering a further shake-up of a board that controls millions of dollars in spending on road work and other projects.

City council members are asking for applications from residents to replace a Greenwood Redevelopment Commission member who has served on the board since it was started about 15 years ago. The council is weighing whether to appoint someone new to fill commission member Garnet Vaughan’s seat but has backed off a plan to put a second city council member on the board.

The council also could decide to reappoint Vaughan, who owns Winchester Place, a special events venue in Old Town Greenwood.

Council member Thom Hord withdrew a request for the council to appoint him to the seat but called for a change on the commission, which recently was asked to pay for a wider variety of projects, including a $10 million aquatic center. The city had developed a reputation for talking about projects for years without ever getting them done, and the commission didn’t do things in a timely fashion, Hord said.

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