The Groff Memorial Public Library Director is getting a raise. After a formal request on behalf of the library’s board of directors, Grayville Commissioners unanimously agreed to up Kathleen Rister’s wage from $17.07 to an even $19.00 at the council meeting Monday night.
Since Rister’s tenure began in 2017, she’s been instrumental in securing more than $116,000 in grants and donations according to the board. The library will also be getting exterior handrailing, work that Mayor Travis Thompson says was already in motion.
In other news from Monday night, Grayville Council voted to move forward with selling the former city hall building. At the next meeting, City Attorney Jay Walden will have drafted an ordinance which will move the process formally along. Furthermore, leaders agreed to move forward with approval to demolish properties at 122 South Third Street, known by some as the former Woodham property, and also 101 S. Main Street, the former police station in Grayville. Jeff Guisewhite out of Mt. Carmel will be in charge of the demo.
Financially, Grayville’s got funds with nearly $3 million in assets, just over $94,000 in cash on hand with the remainder allocated in Restricted Funds and more than $955,000 tied up in Investments.
Commissioners reminded residents Sunrise Sanitation won’t take furniture and appliances and the city isn’t picking those items up.
Residents who fail to comply could face fines.
The next meeting for the Grayville City Council is scheduled for December 11th at 7pm from 119 S. Middle Street.