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Brady lagoon and sewer lines still causing village problems

Smoking sewer lines may find the trouble

The Village of Brady is losing 15,000 gallons of water per month, and residents don’t know why.

During a meeting Aug. 14, consulting engineer Reed Miller was asked by the village board of trustees to come up with flow charts that would determine how big of a project fixing the city lagoon would be.

Miller, president of Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, in Kearney, said that the size of the project will decide how much the village will need in grant money.

What the trustees do know is Midwest Assistance Program (MAP) from Maryville, MO, will come in and smoke the sewers, Miller said.

That may tell where the water is going, he said, noting that the problem could be leaks in the sewer or cracks in a water pipe.

Depending on what is wrong and where the water is going, will amount in more or less money requested from a grant.

West Central Nebraska Development District’s CJ Poltak, a community development specialist, will then look for grant money that will help cover the cost of repair, Miller said.

In other business, The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District may support an arrangement between Brady and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission that might include grading an area of Jeffrey Lake, along with building new structures, grills and tables, maintenance and mowing the recreational area.

Trustees will begin preliminary discussions to form a timeline of management to begin improvements.

On another matter, two flag poles will be erected in Brady. One was donated by Tommy Palmer that will be placed behind the center field fence in Palmer Park.

The second flag pole will be put up adjacent to the Welcome to Brady sign along Highway 30. The flag pole will cost the city $450.

Trustees changed an ordinance extending the date setting off fireworks from June 25 to July 4.

Fireworks can be detonated until 10 p.m. each day until July 4 when they can be ignited until 11:59 p.m. that night.

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