Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Development group honors village for its innovation

At its latest board meeting last Wednesday, the village of Brady received an award from the West Central Nebraska Development District.

Director Karl Elmshaeuser gave the community the Horizon award, which celebrates innovation in a community.

Elmshaeuser complimented the board’s commitment to projects that improve the quality of life for the residents they represent.

The dedication to a better Brady continued last Wednesday when the board declared five properties nuisances after Elmshaeuser shared photographs that showed dilapidated conditions in each of the locations.

Every property that was discussed was later confirmed as a nuisance unanimously by the board. Owners must agree to improve conditions or face further legal ramifications.

Another issue on the agenda dealt with a special liquor license for the Hitchin’ Post Saloon during the upcoming Brady Days. Board member Lynn Herrick was the only one to oppose the measure, so the bar can sell alcohol until 2 a.m. during the celebration.

The bar was also permitted to stay open until 2 a.m. last Saturday for its grand opening celebration after another 3-1 vote with Herrick dissenting.

Later, the board approved small increases in dumpster rates for area businesses.

The board then moved to discussion about a new fence at Palmer Park. The board is reviewing bids and hopes to have the fence completed by Brady Days.

The board members also agreed to a special session on Tuesday, July 29 to discuss a replacement for village clerk Pam Diehl who is moving out of state.