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Grayville City Council passes budget

The Grayville City Council met for the last time in April Monday night.  Before the meeting, a public hearing was held on the 2017-2018 budget.  There were no changes to the budget that was presented earlier this year, and should reflect a $169,020.52 positive balance at year’s end.  The budget passed unanimously.

Two bids were received for operation of the pool concession stand this summer, but approval was tabled for more information to be gathered.

City Attorney Jay Walden updated the Council on the proceedings for the Rain for Rent lease up January 1st.   The Council agreed to continue to work on the renewal before the last minute.

The Council unanimously agreed to a proposal to close a portion of Main Street June 3rd for a fundraiser concert at the Pavilion.  Also approved was a Class G special event liquor license for the Moose Lodge for the event.

Library Board members Barb Wilson, Dennis Reese, and Dale Motsinger were all re-appointed to the Board for two year terms.

Grayville will be having their City wide clean-up May 8 & 9, and renewed their water testing contract for two years.  The Council also approved meeting dates for the next year, keeping the current schedule of the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 pm.

Jay Walden said that progress is being made on paperwork for the new RV Park, and Commissioner David Jordan announced that there will be a going away party Friday for retiring librarian Steve Cochran from 5 to 7 pm.

Commissioner Andy Brock thanked the Beautification Committee for the painting they have done downtown.

The meeting adjourned at 7:12 pm, and the Council next meets Monday, May 9th.