In the first ever Grayville City Council meeting via telecommunications on Monday, the Council continued to operate and address city business amidst the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

The conference call meeting was well attended by local residents who were able to observe the meeting despite a physical location. However, none of the visitors participated during the brief meeting.

Finance Commissioner David Jordan made mention that the budget hearing was set for 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 27 just prior to the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting. However, Jordan wasn’t sure if further State directives would cause it to be rescheduled. Jordan also noted that the Council had yet to establish the fiscal year’s utility rates, which would go into effect May 1.

“Water, sewer and trash rates have still not been set for this particular fiscal year. So we’re going to need to find a way to discuss that or bring it up at the next meeting.” Since it was not discussed Monday, it should be yet another topic on April 27.

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