Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Village board stands behind alcohol law

Brady village board members want everyone attending Brady Days next month to have a good time. They also urge participants to know the rules.

During a special meeting on July 20, trustees reviewed a village ordinance that prohibits the consumption of alcohol on public property, including Palmer Park.

“Nobody wants to ruin anyone’s fun,” said board chairman Todd Roe, “but I think everyone needs to know that we stand behind our ordinance.”

The ordinance states that it is unlawful to consume alcoholic beverages on public property. It follows a Nebraska law that prohibits alcohol consumption on state property.

Roe said questions have arisen about the Brady Days events at Palmer Park and public alcohol consumption in previous years.

“We’re not encouraging or discouraging drinking,” Roe said. “We just want people to know that as a board, we stand behind our ordinances.”

He said the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is aware of Brady Days activities and will likely have a greater presence around town this year.

In other action during the special meeting, trustees voted to rescind action from the regular board meeting on July 13 that called for buying a road grader using a general obligation bond.

The bonding agent notified the board that vehicles cannot be purchased with bonds.

The board voted unanimously to use available funds to buy the 2001 CAT road grader from Nebraska Machinery in North Platte for $79,900.