Brady Council Approves Sale Of City Property

When the Brady City Council met for its final session of the year on Tuesday, they faced a short agenda — just two action items, plus an executive session.

First, the Council approved the purchase of a used motor grader/maintainer for the City.

Next was a discussion of accepting a donation of property located at 314 and 316 W. Commerce by JKAM Enterprises.  After some discussion, the Council voted unanimously to decline accepting the property because of concerns about  the cost of demolishing the buildings and some concerns about the possible presence of asbestos in the buildings.

The session concluded with an executive session in which the Council first consulted with the City Attorney about an Inter-local agreement with the City of Melvin for EMS services.

Also in the executive session, the Council reviewed the  bids the City had received for four properties the City had advertised for sale. After the executive session, the Council reconvened in an Open Session to formally accept the bids received for the properties.

Included in the sale were the site where the old City hospital had been located. It was sold to the Brady Creek Yacht Club.  Kirk Roddie purchased the 32 acre tract at Brady Lake that contains the City Lake House. David Wells offered the high bid on the property at 101 Lakeview. And, Jimmy Tindell had the high bid for 110 acres on the north side of Brady Lake.

In total, the sale of the four properties will bring $1.25 million to the City that will be used to help pay for renovating facilities for both the Fire and Police Departments.