Village moves ahead with well repairs
Sargent Irrigation will repair an aging downtown well in Brady.
At their May 8 meeting, village trustees approved payment of $55,056 to Sargent for repairs.
Adams Bank & Trust in North Platte will finance the project for $60,000 which also includes engineering fees.
Trustees also approved the signatures of village board chair Steve Hild and trustee Jeff Miller to sign documents for interim financing of the new well.
In related action, trustees voted to accept drawings and specifications for the well and also entered into a professional contract with Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers of Kearney to engineer and oversee the project.
On another matter, trustees decided to move ahead with a nuisance abatement study, offered by West Central Nebraska Development District, to look at problems in the village such as rubbish around homes, junk cars, unkept yards and more.
During other business, trustees:
appointed Troy Viter to the board to fill a vacancy left by Jim Booth who died.
voted to fund travel, room and board and the cost of a Municipal Accounting and Finance Conference for village clerk Pam Diehl. The conference is June 19-21.
learned from Lincoln County sheriff Jerome Kramer that calls for service in Brady during April totalled 30. Village patrol hours added up to 36.75 for the month with 291.25 hours since Oct. 1, 2012.