Zoning Changes, Airport Drainage On Brady City Agenda

The Brady City Council began its meeting Tuesday night with reports from Police Chief, Steve Thomas covering the Police and Animal Services activities over the past year, and a  Federally required annual Racial Profile report by the Police Dept.

Also at the start of the Council Session will be a proclamation declaring March as Heart of Texas County Music Association Month in the City of Brady to coincide with the start of the Annual Music Festival later this week.

Next on the Council agenda were public hearings on requests to change the zoning at 105 W. Pierce and 503/501 N. Bridge from Industrial to Commercial District.  Council then approved the first reading of those requests during the regular the session.

The Council agenda approved a resolution accepting accepting assistance from the Texas Dept. of Transportation for improvements in drainage at  Curtis Field.  Total cost of the project is budgeted at $950,000, with the City responsible for paying 10%, or $95,000, of the total.

The Council also discussed the status of the lease with Friends of G. Rollie White for the G. Rollie White Complex.  Appearing on KNEL’s Morning Program Wednesday morning, Brady Mayor Tony Groves reported the two groups had recently learned the City Charter prevents the signing of a long-term lease of the Complex by the Friends of G. Rollie White.  The longest term allowed under the Charter is a lease of 10 years.  Mayor Groves indicated the plan now is to execute  lease for 10 years while proposing that voters be asked to approve a change in the Charter to allow for a long-term lease in an election in the not-too-distant future.