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Grayson reappoints positions, announces parade

GRAYSON - Grayson Mayor Pro Tem Tammy Shumate was reappointed to that post Monday night by the City Council.

Also reappointed were John West and Todd Miller, who will serve again on the Planning and Zoning Commission from April 1, 2009, to March 31, 2011; Jim Moff as code enforcement officer (term: April 1, 2009, to March 31, 2010); Steve Starling as city historian from April 1, 2009, to March 31, 2010; and Angela Wirt, assistant director of the Arts and History Center (April 1, 2009, to March 31, 2010).

The appointment on the Code Enforcement Board to succeed group chairman Jimmy Brownlee was tabled.

The council also approved the Memorandum of Agreement for an application submitted for a Georgia Department of Transportation Gateway Grant. The city is asking the GDOT for $46,400 to beautify the median on Ga. Highway 20.

"This is the first step in getting the grant," said Mayor Jim Hinkle. "We just have to commit to get the paperwork done."

The project will entail putting grass and various types of shrubbery and plantings on the medians during a 30-month program.

It also was announced that Grayson Day would be held April 25. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and the festival will last until 4 p.m.