(CC Brackman photo)
The Board of Public Works and Safety approved two permanent easements for the placement of boundary signs in its meeting Thursday afternoon.
The easements for the signs, which will say "Historic Brazil, Established 1866," were established with First Financial Bank and Gasway Insurance.
The signs were purchased by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, with the help of Clover Signs, according to Mayor Thom Arthur.
There will be a total of four signs which will be located on the south side at Forest Park, on the west side next to First Christian Church, on the east side between Taco Bell and First Financial Bank, while the location of the north side sign is yet to be determined. At least one sign has been installed.
The Board also approved the use of Federal Grant Funds for the Brazil City Police Department to purchase laptop computers for all officers.
The computers will allow officers to readily have access to information regarding police matters and allow officers to write police reports in a more timely matter. Currently, the department has only one computer which officers can fill out reports on.
Other highlights from the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting:
* The board found one unsafe building order to now be in compliance with city building codes and ordinances, while deciding to withhold the collection of a fine on another building which has been served with an unsafe building order.
* Approved an amendment to the Brazil City Police Standard Operating Procedure manual. Police Chief Mark Loudermilk wrote up a section regarding the Active Shooter Response following attending a class and gaining additional knowledge for its policies.
* Approved a request to turn on service to a residence with an outstanding bill. Service had been turned off to the residence in October 2004 while under a previous owner. The board also decided to turn the bill over to a collection agency to receive payments from the previous owner.
* Approved the removal of trash and other waste elements from six residences within the Corporate Limits of the City of Brazil.
The board also accepted adjustments to water and sewer bills, as well as all claims submitted by the Clerk's and Utilities' Offices.
The next business meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Frank Phillips contributed to this report.