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Grayville City Council approves Rural Development grant application

The Grayville City Council met Monday night for the first time in July.  Before the meeting, a public hearing was held on a Rural Development Community Facilities Grant application for a new police vehicle.  The Council approved going forward with the application that will provide $19,588 toward the purchase, leaving the City responsible for the remaining $16,027.

The meeting proceeded very quickly, with no updates on the water line clean-up project and demolishing abandoned properties in the City.  The annual approval of participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund was unanimous, and the Council rescinded the transfer of two lots from the city to Greg O’Neal at his request.

The Council also unanimously approved the Grayville Days parade permit.

Commissioner David Jordan thanked the Council for working with him as he recovers from injury, while Commissioner Andy Brock requested that the Council meet to discuss personnel issues in the Utility Department.  Commissioner Josh Downs said that Water and North Streets look good following work there.

In the May police report, Grayville officers answered 223 calls for service, opened 19 case files, made 20 arrests and issued 49 citations.  In June, officers answered 218 calls, opened 33 case files, made 21 arrests and issued 43 citations.

The Grayville City Council next meets on Monday, July 24th at 7 pm.