The Grayville City Council met on Monday night for their first meeting of May. Following the treasurer’s report and approval of consent agendas, the Council approved authorization for Mayor Joe Bisch to make payments regarding road work done in the I 64 plaza, pending notification from IDOT on grant allocation.
The pool concession stand lease was awarded to Charla Boren, who operated it last year, and bids for mowers and tractors were awarded to the highest bidder on each piece of equipment.
An amendment to the City’s liquor ordinance was passed unanimously. The amendment added language required by the State to fall in line with their mandates over a gaming license sought by Martin & Bailey for the Huck’s location.
Commissioner David Jordan brought up the need for security cameras at several locations in the City, including at the new downtown pavilion, and the City dumpsters. Jordan was given unanimous approval to explore options and costs, as well as additional locations.
The Council approved a TIF agreement with Jerry and Sandra Pollard on the purchase of the old Lovins Pharmacy building as the new location for JP’s Guns. The agreement falls in line with previous TIF agreements and was approved unanimously.
Mayor Bisch announced that there was still work to be done in the creation of a new TIF district and the annexation of property into the City for the creation of a new business. No action was taken at the meeting, but will be addressed at a future date, along with a new feasibility study.
Prices at the swimming pool will remain the same this summer, and will be published in the paper, and Dixie Cherry was named the new Deputy City Clerk with unanimous approval.
In the police report, the department answered 231 calls for service in April and opened 25 new case files. Officers made 15 arrests, issued 40 citations and 46 warnings, filed two crash reports, and towed five vehicles.
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm, and the Grayville City Council meets next on Monday, May 22nd.