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Grayville City Council Met Monday for First Time in 2020

Police Chief David Burrows delivered his first monthly activity report Monday night during the Grayville City Council’s first meeting of 2020.  A copy of the Department Activity report is available in this story on our website at wrul.com.  Also at Monday night’s meeting, council agreed to accept the resignation of Tammy Downs as a Dispatcher following a brief 10 minute Executive Session.  Finance Commissioner David Jordan reported $2,018.40 in oil income for the previous month for the municipality and urged departments to get their budget request worksheets submitted by March 1st.
In Mayor Travis Thompson’s report, he says Grayville has received an $84,000 grant for the purpose of cleaning water wells.  Additionally, Grayville is a finalist for a half million dollar Community Development Block Grant.  Only a few items need to be “checked off the list” and Thompson anticipates the grant coming through.  Part of that grant requires a $120,000 match from the city.
Council signed off on the trash pick up contract and the Edwards County Dispatching Services Agreement, as well as adoption of the USDI’s updated Drug Policy.
It was decided that private rental of the uptown pavilion will cost $10 per event, as is the same policy for renting any of the park pavilions.  Furthermore, the council amended Ordinance 883, the Hotel/Motel Tax regulation which will allow smaller taxing bodies to file quarterly rather than monthly.
And finally, the council is continuing to work on getting an updated website and official email addresses.  Police Chief Burrows mentioned during the meeting that the municipality is technically out of compliance as long as members were utilizing their personal emails rather than government issued email addresses.
The Grayville meeting adjourned at 7:36pm.