Grayson City Council sets public hearing dates for millage rate

GRAYSON -- At its regular meeting Monday night, the Grayson City Council set the public hearing dates for the city's millage rate.

The hearings will be held at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 1 and at 6 p.m. July 8 for the adoption of the millage rate.

Gwinnett County government was scheduled to provide the city with the tax digest today.

"Our schedule is getting tighter because we have to advertise a week before the public hearings," Mayor Jim Hinkle said.

The millage rate has to be given to the county by July 9, Hinkle said.

In other business, the Council heard a report on the Grayson Farmer's Market from Gail Lane, market manager, who said the market had 27 vendors the first day, and sold out of all their produce.

"We're developing a good reputation," Lane said. "We're growing, and we're doing very well.

The market, which is held from 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Grayson Park, is sponsored by the Grayson Arts and History Center.

Lane said there will five new vendors for the next market this Wednesday.

The market will run until the end of August.

In other business, the council:

-- Heard a report that the Downtown Development Authority is conducting a census to compare figures with cities of similar size.

-- Learned that the swings for the playground were scheduled to be delivered today.

-- Heard a report from Arts and History Museum Director Barbara Hinkle that the center will not hold the Festival of Trees this year because volunteers can't help with it for two weeks at a time.