Brady Council Holds Firm On EMS Funding From County

The Brady City Council reaffirmed Tuesday night it remains adamant on the amount it believes McCulloch County owes the City as its share of the EMS operating cost in 2021.  Following an executive session at the conclusion of the Council’s regular meeting, the Council voted unanimously to authorize the City Manager to conclude a final agreement between the City and County at the $213,000 figure they previously indicated they believed is the County’s share of the EMS net operating cost in 2021.

The City Council session began with an update on the construction status of the Radium Reduction System for Brady water. Appearing on KNEL’s Morning Program Wednesday, Brady Mayor, Tony Groves, reported the projected completion date for the upgrade of the City water system is now projected to be September of 2023.  The Mayor indicated the primary reasons were the delay in getting approval to move ahead with construction of a water tower at Curtis Field and a shortage of computer chips used in the system’s electronic controls.

The Brady City Council  began its session Tuesday by awarding a $108,000 contract to Duncan Mechanical Services to replace the City Hall boiler and cooling unit with an entirely new heating and air conditioning system.

The Council then approved the second and final readings of several ordinances — including establishing a Building Standards Commission; granting a rezoning request to change 603 W. Commerce from Commercial to Multi-Family; adopting the  City budget for 2023; and adopting a tax rate for 2022.