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Brady will not televise its sewer lines just yet

The Village of Brady will not televise its sewer lines.

During a meeting June 12, village board members cancelled a grant for $1,444,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture to fix the lagoon in the village.

After discussions with consulting engineer Reed Miller, the village board decided that fixing the lagoon would be much cheaper than the grant.

Miller, president of Miller & Associates in Kearney, said that televising did not need to happen right away. He would draft a letter to the USDA cancelling the grant request.

A letter will also be sent to the Department of Environmental Quality informing them that the village board is still trying to fix the lagoon and that other options are being considered.

On another matter, Adams & Trust bank will supply a $60,000 loan to fix the well on 201 N. Main St. Payments are $637 per month for the next two years.

In other action, a special planning permit was approved for Duane Davis Trucking to add a modular trailer to the side of his property.

Board members agreed that the trailer must be permanently affixed to the building in three months.

If the trailer is not attached to the property in that time span, the permit will be void.

In the same discussion, there was concern that a privacy fence was needed to block views of the business. The issue had been brought up at previous meetings.

Davis said that putting up a fence was not necessary and would block a road used by the public.

Davis later discussed the possibility of planting trees that could act as a fence in front of the property, and the board agreed.

The board also increased village board member compensation from $20 to $75 monthly. Members will also receive an additional $20 for attending special planning meetings.

Board member Todd Roe said this increase is to intrigue other community members to become more involved and run for board positions.

In other business, the board:

appointed Troy Viter to the board.

voted to purchase a four-wheel utility vehicle. Brady maintenance coordinator Troy Chestnutt will look for models around $4,000.

decided to charge residents $75 for the village to cut curbs for driveways.

recommended Lacie Viter to the planning board.

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