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Grayville City Council passes two ordinances

Last night the Grayville City Council met for their first February meeting and heard from resident David Wells, who the City had contacted about the need to alter his septic tank drainage.  Currently, the system discharges onto city owned property.  Wells asked the Council what his options were, and Mayor Bisch said that they would get an estimate what it would cost to hook into the sewer system.

Edwards County Schools Superintendant David Cowger addressed the Council about the 1% Sales Tax that will be voted on next month.  Cowger said that the measure was identical to the one passed by White County in November 2014 and that Grayville School District would benefit, as they would get a portion of the tax proceeds for students who live in Edwards County.

Two ordinances tabled at the last meeting were passed unanimously.  The amendment to the liquor ordinance and the towing ordinance both were agreed upon, as was the revolving loan request from M&S Tire for construction of their new facility in the I-64 Plaza. The $75,000 loan was agreed to with 3% interest for a 20 year period by the revolving loan committee.

Chief Mann said that the Police Department had a busy month, with 124 calls for service and 20 case files opened.  Police made 15 arrests, issued 22 citations and 39 warnings, filed four traffic crash reports, and towed seven vehicles.

Mayor Bisch thanked Clara Pritchett for a $1000 donation toward restoring the tank at the park.  Bisch said that Pritchett made the donation in memory of her husband, who was a tanker in the service.

The meeting adjourned at 7:28pm and the Council will meet again on February 22nd.