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Grayson votes to join Gwinnett hazard plan

GRAYSON - To receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Grayson City Council voted Monday night to include its city boundaries into the Gwinnett County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

This plan, according to Mayor Jim Hinkle, is designed as a multi-jurisdictional one that includes Gwinnett County and its cities in an effort to combat both man-made hazards and natural disasters.

In other business, the council:

· Set its city millage rate public hearing dates for June 8 at 8 a.m., and June 15 at 6:45 p.m., both to be held at the City Hall building.

· Awarded the prize for "best non-commercial float" to Grayson United Methodist Church for the recent Grayson Day parade. Also receiving certificates of appreciation for their work at the festivities were Anchor Church, the 233rd Seabee Battalion Color Guard and Kroger.

"The crowds were outstanding this year, shoulder to shoulder," Hinkle said.

· Discussed the purchase of additional playground equipment for the City Park. Non-chain link equipment that won't break was one suggestion. Up to $30,000 for new equipment, not including installation, has been allocated.