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Grayville City Council increases cemetery fees to cover labor costs

The Grayville City Council met Monday night for their second meeting in February, and tackled two items tabled earlier in the month.

A proposal by Commissioner David Jordan to raise fees at the cemeteries was approved unanimously.  After some research, Jordan proposed increases across the board in line with Albion to offset overtime costs being incurred.  The new pricing goes into effect on Wednesday.

A motion to clarify language in the City’s discipline policies was unanimously agreed to.  The new policies will be reviewed by the City Attorney and will be made available to the City’s worker union reps for review.

The Council agreed to advertise for bids for mowing City owned lots, and for a swimming pool manager, lifeguards, and concession stand operation.

The Council accepted a real estate transfer from Cox’s Coin Laundry, as Jay Walden told the Council that that project would not be going forward, and that there was no violation of the developer’s agreement.

The Council regretfully accepted the resignation of the City Utility Clerk and agreed to advertise for the position, as well as authorizing Mayor Bisch and Commissioner Jordan to interview applicants.

Commissioner Jordan said that the budget needed to be presented at the next meeting to meet display requirements, and updated the Council on the issues brought forth by a water customer last meeting.  Jordan said a new meter had been installed at the residence on Feb. 15th, and after 30 days, they would review usage and billing with the customer.

Commissioner Brock reported that gas utility employees would be getting more training next month.

Mayor Bisch reported the bathrooms at the Pavilion will be completed this week, and suggested the Council look into new picnic tables in advance of the April Arts Fair.

The Council adjourned the meeting at 7:17 and will next meet Monday, March 13th.