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Property owners willing to clean up

Thanel cabin building to come down.

Brady village officials specifically asked three property owners to clean up problem areas on lots in town.

Two of the three agreed willingly to spruce things up including tearing down at least one dilapidated building.

During the regular monthly village trustee meeting on May 12, Bill Thanel acknowledged the row of cabin rooms that once served as a motel behind the old gas station on Highway 30 have outlived their usefulness.

“If you find me a place that I can haul it to burn it, I will tear it down,” Thanel told the board. “I’m trying to be fair.”

Trustee Troy Viter told Thanel that removing the old cabin building is more than fair and the village will work with him, allowing the rubble to be burned at the old rodeo grounds.

Vickie Miller of Tryon, who owns the stucco building just north of Thanel’s station, was more than agreeable also to ask renters to take care of broken windows, tall grass and damaged sidewalks.

The third landowner, Mitch Sulc, chose to meet with the board in closed session and no action was taken on that piece of land at 107 Tyler St.

In other village business, trustees received four proposals for trash collection services.

The current two-year contract with Schaben Sanitation expires in December.

Jeff Westrick of Schaben said more stable fuel costs have allowed the company to drop prices for customers from the previous contract.

Schaben’s bid was $12.50 per month for residential service with no exclusive language proposed.

The issue of exclusivity, which surfaced in November, is what prompted the village to consider other offers.

Schaben’s contract prohibited independent construction companies from choosing any other roll-off provider.

SGS Sanitation of North Platte proposed $11.75 per month for residential service. Owner Tom Curtis said he has to sub-contract roll-off service but that would not be a problem.

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