By Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
Grayson city council took action last Tuesday to set tax rates, and set the times and date for trick-or-treat, but the big news for folks who live on rough streets was the approval of the road paving list.
Councilman Bradley Cotten made the motion to approve the paving list just before leaving the meeting, seconded by councilperson Sudy Walker.
The streets to be paved include Bellefonte Drive, Pomeroy Street from East Second Street to East Third Street, Third Street to Hord and Lansdowne, as well as the remainder of Holcomb Street, South Hord Street, Ruth Street to the intersection of Horton Street, and McCoy Road to the border with city limits.
Council also moved to set Trick-or-Treat within city limits for Halloween, October 31, from 6 – 8 p.m.
In tax news the council moved to accept the compensating rate of .188 per $100 of valuation for both personal and real property. Council passed that motion on a vote of 4-0, after a motion from Terry Stamper and a second from Dustin Burchett, with Cotten having left the meeting and councilman Michael Harper stepping out of the room during the vote.
Harper returned to the room to make the motion to keep the current motor vehicle tax rate, seconded by Stamper, and passing 5-0.
Council also heard department reports, including concerns from the police department about requests to respond outside of city limits and concerns from code enforcement about the state right-of-way in front of Burger King.
The ABC department reported on the issuance of three temporary vendor licenses issued for the upcoming Octoberfest, and the fire department reported that their ladder truck passed inspection.
Council also heard updates from tourism, including the status of grass planted at the sports park and advertising for bids on the remodeling of the Blue Goose building.
Council was also introduced to the new K9 officer, Toro, by handler Justin Stone.
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