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Grayville City Council approves Rural Development project bills

The Grayville City Council met for their first July meeting on Monday night, and after approving the consent agenda and receiving the Treasurer’s report entered a 15 minute executive session to discuss a new timekeeping system for payroll use.

The Council was informed by John Acree on the status of Rural Development water projects.  Acree informed the Council all projects were within budget, even with changes made to original plans.  The Council agreed to allow Acree to submit the request for water project funds.

Acree then stated that sewer projects were slated to begin on August 1 and was given Council approval to make those fund requests as well.

Police Chief Roy Mann submitted four proposals from three companies for a new eight camera system at the police department, replacing the aging system in place.  Mann had budgeted for the replacement this year, and agreed to gather more information on the differences between the details of the bids for a future meeting.  The resolution was tabled until that information was available.

Before the police report, Mann asked those present for a moment of silence in remembrance of the Dallas police officers killed and wounded this weekend.

In the report, Mann reported his officers received 210 calls for service in June and opened 23 case files.  14 arrests were made and 28 citations were issued along with 56 warnings.  1 traffic crash report was filed and four vehicles were towed.    It was recommended by the Council that the 2006 white Dodge Charger be retired from service at this time.

Mayor Bisch reported the City had received an email from a traveler from Florida who commented on all the work that had been done to beautify the town, and Bisch complimented the Beautification Committee on their hard work.

The Grayville City Council will meet next on July 25.