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Grayville City Council passes 2016-17 tax levy at Monday meeting

The Grayville City Council moved quickly through their first meeting of December on Monday night.  The tax levy for 2016-17 was passed by unanimous vote, and an ordinance abating a tax levy on bond obligations was passed unanimously without discussion.

The Council agreed to vacate an alley and parts of Market Street and Fair Avenue that are undeveloped, while retaining a utility easement.

By request of the State Legislature, the City adopted an ordinance setting maximum limits on travel, meal, and lodging expenses by City employees.

A request for a grant of power of attorney to Supernova Partners to set electrical rate prices was granted.  The rate that will be locked in at that time is not to exceed the Ameren forecast rate.

Commissioner Jordan reported that the Christian Church will have a community Christmas celebration from 4:30-7 pm on Monday, December 19th, and Commissioner Brock announced that there will be a free meal served on Christmas Day at the Senior Citizen’s Center starting at noon.

In the November police report, Grayville officers answered 147 calls for service and opened eight new case files while making four arrests.  They also issued 17 citations and 30 warnings, filed seven traffic crash reports, and had three vehicles towed.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 pm and the City Council will meet again on Monday, December 26th at 7:00 pm.