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Papers signed, now Brady waits for funds

Trustees didn’t receive desired public input

On an evening Village of Brady board of trustees expected and wanted public input about a future lagoon project, they received little to none.

When the Jan. 8 meeting began at 7 p.m., only one member of the Brady community was present and after a single minute of silence, the time for public comment was closed.

Shortly afterwards, trustees approved chairman Steve Hild to sign a Community Development Block Grant application for $250,000 toward the lagoon project.

Brady’s contribution to the project will be $78,400, bringing the total with the CDBG grant to $328,400.

If the funds are awarded the project will have to be completed in two years or the federal grant expires.

Reed Miller of Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers in Kearney said the project will be done in that time span. He noted he could have 90-95% of the project’s plans finished next week.

In other business. Miller was approved to sign a CDBG contract with the Department of Economic Development for $31,500 to go toward a master drainage plan.

On another matter, Brady Days organizers Michelle Walker and Deb Egenberger have big hopes for the 125th Brady Days celebration.

The two expressed interest to members of the village board about the possibility of a carnival coming to town next summer.

Trustees approved a deposit of $1,500 into the Brady Days account.

In other business, the board will spend $1,000 from the general fund for new Christmas lights and wiring and the board appointed Bob Golter as the newest tree board member.

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