The Grayville City Council met in regular session Monday night. After approval of the consent agenda, the Treasurer reported $1,914,132.88 in the restricted account; $935,328.25 in the investment account; and $454,549.85 in cash available for operations; for a total of $3,304,110.98. The Treasurer also reported the city had received $35,328.98 in tax revenue from White County since the last meeting: Tiff 1 received $61,296.42; Tiff 2 received $772.35; and the library received $2,035.37. Commissioner Jordan reported the latest oil revenue at $1,086.79 and reminded the council that the budget hearing is set for the next scheduled meeting.
During recognition of visitors, the council heard from Len Thompson who is upset about pool drainage water entering her carport from the alleyway. The council also heard from Sunrise Sanitation who requested trash pick up be rescheduled from Mondays to Thursdays. Currently the Grayville route is picked up with Fairfield’s trash on Mondays, by switching to Thursday’s route and picking up with Albion’s scheduled route, it would save Sunshine around 30 miles. This would help avoid a rate increase. Sunshine says under the proposal, they would pic up trash as usual on Monday, April 11th with an additional pickup on Thursday, April 14th to help ease the transition. Scheduled pickup would then move to Thursdays permanently beginning April 21st. The council is considering the request and will vote on it at the next meeting.
In old business the Mayor and Commissioner Howell are going to be attending the next Albion City Council meeting on April 4th, to gain more info on the progress of the water filtration plant plans. The council also approved the bid from O’Daniels for paving of the Police Department parking lot in the amount of $32,237 for three-inch thick asphalt, as well as the bid from Thomason Heating and Air for Heat and Air installation at the Police Department for $9,643 for split units.
In new business, the council approved the bid from K & K Small Jobs for mowing of parcels including I64 Plaza, Industrial Park South Frontage, Grayville Memorial Park, Hilltop Campground, the lagoon, water tower, Rt.1 right of ways, the old sewer plant, old cablevision, and 611 Water St. for $15,400. Also approved was a Tiff assistance request for Mandy’s Restaurant for roof and electrical repairs for $$22,990. The request for Tiff assistance from Buy-U-Boutique was tabled due to the last-minute inclusion of a revolving loan request. It was decided that the city
will match last years donation of $7,500 to the Grayville Senior Citizens Center. The mayor reported that this year the Senior Center had delivered 368 meals, served 245 dine-in meals, and holds free blood pressure and blood sugar checks the second Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 courtesy of Meadowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation. Also, in new business the council approved the application for IEPA Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Efficiency Grant to make upgrades that could potentially save up to $16,000 per year in future operations. And the pool reports all lifeguards and managers from last year have been retained for this year, along with 8 new applicants. Training for the new lifeguards will take place in Evansville to ensure readiness in time for opening day. Cost of training is $250 per person. The council approved the city once again paying half upon successful completion of training.
The next Grayville City Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Grayville City Hall.