At their meeting Tuesday night, the Brady City Council again tabled a decision on awarding a bid to remodel the former Southward Cafeteria at 607 W. 11th Street to house the Brady Police Dept. The Council deferred action on the building until a later meeting.
The Council has been reviewing the estimated cost of remodeling the building, while also looking at the projected cost for consolidating the Fire and Police stations at the current Police Station at 2nd and Elm Streets. The bid currently before the Council is for approximately $1.9 million is due to expire near-term.
The Council approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing for the open consumption of alcohol on the sidewalks adjacent to the Tru-County Inn at 202 W. Main St. After some discussion, the Council approved the ordinance on a 4-0 vote.
Also on the Council agenda Tuesday night was approval of a loan by the Brady Economic Development Corporation of a loan to Sandy’s Kitchen and Catering in the amount of $43,000 at 2% interest for 10 years. City Manager, Erin Corbell, noted the loan was originally approved by the EDC in September, 2022 prior to the election of the owner of Sandy’s Kitchen, Aaron Garcia, as Brady Mayor. Garcia, she said, had requested action on the loan be delayed following his decision to run for the office and his subsequent election to the position.