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Grayville City Council meets for first meeting of May

The Grayville City Council met for the first time in May on Monday night and quickly moved through their agenda.

The Council approved Ordinance 821 establishing meeting dates and times for the next year with unanimous consent.

Terry Burdin approached the Council with a resolution to name the downtown park after Mayor Joe Bisch.  The mayor tried to talk those assembled out of the measure, but was outvoted by the Council who agreed with Burdin and passed the proposal.

The Council unanimously approved the appointment of Charlie Wolf to run the pool concession stand this summer in exchange for utilities paid by the City.

The Council also unanimously approved a request by Kenneth and Deborah Henshaw for a vacation of an unfinished part of Hamilton Street that runs through their property.

A public hearing on a zoning variance for Campbell Energy has been set for June 2 on a proposed drilling site east of the Super 8 motel.

The Council approved a request from the Moose Lodge to hold a Memorial Day parade beginning at 10am on May 30th.

Commissioner Jordan reminded residents that utility cutoffs for non-payment will begin next month.  Over 80 customers are listed for cutoff.

Mayor Bisch asked the Council to have a meeting with employees as soon as possible to discuss issues,  gave a few updates about the pool and announced that bids for the highway project will open June 1st and a special meeting to announce the bid awards will be June 6 at 10am.

In the police report for April, the department received 220 calls for service, opened 21 case files and made 10 arrests.  They issued 32 citations, 25 warnings, filed two crash reports and towed 7 vehicles.