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Grayville agrees to Rural Development study in formation of Wabash Valley Water Commission

The Grayville City Council held their second meeting for October Monday night with all Commissioners present.

Following the treasurer’s report, the Council met in closed session for six minutes, and returned to hire Kona Ready as the city’s new payroll clerk on a 4-1 vote.  Mayor Bisch reported that nearly 30 applications were received, and stated that there were many excellent candidates.

The Council approved the annual Treasurer’s report as submitted on a unanimous vote, and an additional restaurant liquor license was approved on a 4-1 vote.

The Council entered into a generator services contract with SafeCare at $1950 per year on a 4-1 vote. The new agreement will save around $700 a year.

The Christmas parade presented by the Chamber of Commerce on November 26th at 6pm was unanimously approved.

The Council agreed to authorize a feasibility study by USDA Rural Development for the formation of the Wabash Valley Water Commission along with Albion, Mt. Carmel, and Keensburg.  The study should take 6-9 months, and if approved will facilitate the construction of a joint waterworks for the participating communities.

Travis Akin representing Azavar Government Solutions presented the Council with his company’s services auditing city tax collections.  Akin said that the Chicago based company is expanding into southern Illinois, and can recoup taxes lost due to coding errors and other mistakes, and is only paid on monies recovered through their audit.  The Council will further investigate, and make a decision later.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm and the Council next meets at 7 pm on November 14th.