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CDBG funds could help fix problem areas

Entering Brady’s village board meeting last Wednesday the plan was for trustees to sign a professional service agreement with Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers of Kearney.

However, trustee vice president Todd Roe proposed that Community Development Block Grant funds be spent on fixing well-known problem areas.

Reed Miller, president of Miller & Associates said, “I have no problem with that.”

After a study to find out what was wrong with the lagoon and sewer, Roe said he didn’t understand using approximately $31,000 for a surveying project that has already been done.

Once he knows what community and board personnel need fixed, Miller said, the scope of the project will be changed.

On a related matter, Miller said as soon as CDBG funds are available his engineers can move forward with the lagoon project.

Brady applied for a CDBG grant of $250,000.

In other business, Greg Hinrichsen representing Midwest Assistance program said it’s getting difficult to read where water from the lagoon is leaking.

What has been determined is that about 67,000 gallons of water a month, or 20 gallons per minute, is leaking from the lagoon.

The plan is to smoke the lines sometime in the summer to find the leaks in Brady’s water pipes.

In other business, Bob Golter was accepted as Brady’s newest tree board member.

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