Improvements coming to Graysville

City of Graysville to see improvements in the New Year

The City of Graysville is looking forward to better serving it residents in 2015.

According to Graysville Mayor Ted Doss, the biggest project in the works at this time is the construction of a new fire hall.

“We’ve got around $500,000 to invest into it through grants and the portion that [the Graysville Board of Mayor and Commissioners] put in,” Doss said.

The new fire hall will be built adjacent to the Graysville City Hall and will have more space for personnel and equipment than the fire department’s current home.

“We are at the stage of bidding it out in the first part of the year,” Doss said.

Another new addition that will soon be in place to assist Graysville residents is the RapidCast messaging system.

RapidCast is a communication tool that will allow the residents of Graysville as well as city employees to receive information via text messages, voicemail, email and/or social media notifications. According to Doss, the city can use RapidCast to inform the Graysville’s Board of Mayor and Commissioners or the fire department to meetings and training sessions as well as alerting large numbers of Graysville’s residents to events such as road closings, adverse weather conditions and issues affecting the railway lines running through Graysville.

“It’s going to be vital for the citizens to be informed immediately if something happens,” Doss said.

As published in Rhea Herald News by Gary Peavyhouse