Finance Commissioner David Jordan’s previous finding of a discrepancy in the service agreement for the cost for engineering and grant writing fees with Milano-Grunloh has been rectified, allowing the Grayville City Council to unanimously approve the amended services agreement at Monday’s meeting.

This agreement is the hinge for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for Public Infrastructure that the city was selected as a finalist to receive. The city will utilize this grant money towards the first part of replacing waterlines in Grayville, which will alleviate many of the city’s water woes.

The council also approved a six year agreement with Maguire Iron for the water tower maintenance project, based on Water Commissioner Tyler Howell’s recommendation, “my recommendation is going to the six year…that way we can move forward…”

Finance Commissioner David Jordan asked Darrin Clarke from Maguire Iron, “as a committee, we’ve kind of bounced around several ideas, and I’m just going to throw this one out and get your feedback here: if we paid the $87,000 up front, for the first year of the six-year project, then could we set…terms for six years going forward, with the $87,000 already paid down?...Is that feasible?” It was clarified by Howell that the $87,000 would be a down payment.

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