The Brady City Council will begin its meeting Tuesday night with the swearing in a new Brady Police Officer, Chris Pyle. Following that, the Council will be presented the City’s 3rd Quarter Financial report.
Action items on the Council agenda will begin with the second and final reading of an ordinance amending the current year’s budget to allow for unplanned expenses as the City Landfill. Appearing on KNEL’s Morning Program July 6th, Brady Mayor Tony Groves explained that the expense involved was the result of an inspection of the City Landfill in October of last year in which they found a number of violations. Most were small, except for a violation in which the height of the Landfill exceeds the permitted level.
The total amount of the fine is $162,000. The practice by TCEQ is to allow cities facing fines to develop and pay for Supplemental Environmental Plans that address some other environmental need in the community. The $58,000 approved Tuesday night will fall into that category, and the City is using the funds for an advisory company to help in tackling the issues. The City will still need to develop others projects to satisfy the fine.
Also on the agenda is approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance approving an amendment to the Brady Economic Development Corporation budget for projects involving the Brady Monument Works, Sandy’s Kitchen and Channing Booker and JK Awards.
Also on the Council agenda is consideration of the disposition of City-owned assets through an on-line public auction, and approval of the purchase of commercial electric meters.
The Council will conclude with an executive session covering contemplated litigation and personnel matters.