Hild becomes new chairman of trustees
Although none of the elected officials for the Brady board of trustees is a new member, all three took a renewed oath of office during the regular monthly village board meeting on Dec. 12.
Todd Roe and Lynn Herrick were re-elected in November as incumbents. Jeff Miller retained his position on the board as a certified write-in.
All three were officially seated with newly appointed chairman Steve Hild taking the reigns in January.
Hild was elected to the board as a write-in during the November 2010 election and has served as vice chairman since September 2011.
Roe will serve as vice chairman.
In other village business, trustees reviewed a water rate study and chose not to increase rates again.
Water rates for residential use were increased in July 2012 from $21 to $31 to help the village save money for the impending lagoon project.
Miller said that $10 increase will provide roughly $20,000 in a year’s time, enough to cover annual payments on any lagoon repairs.
“I’m sure looking forward to getting this lagoon thing behind us so we can do some things in the village that residents can acutally see, like street repairs,” Miller said.
In other business, trustees chose to put off crack sealing of streets in hopes of colder, more ideal conditions.
They also agreed to sell the old loader by sealed bid, with a minimum of $5,000, as well as charge a lease fee for land use at the old rodeo grounds.