Traffic control drove the Brazil City Council to consider making the Jackson/Wheeler streets intersection a four-way stop.
Mayor Kenny Crabb had asked City Attorney Eric Wyndham draw up Ordinance 15, which declares the intersection a four-way stop. Crabb noted at Tuesday's meeting that the paved part of Wheeler Street is only about 14 feet wide, but the actual street is 50 feet wide from U.S. 40 all the way to the old railroad.
He felt that with the traffic light being installed in front of Wal-Mart, Wheeler Street will be seeing a lot more traffic. Therefore, it might be necessary to control the flow of it more at that intersection. The ordinance passed on the first reading. The second reading will be heard at the next meeting.
The Council also presented outgoing Mayor Kenny Crabb with a plaque for his 12 years of service to the city.
City Council President James Sheese also made a motion to declare next week, Dec. 14 through 20, Kenneth Crabb Week in Brazil.
The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ann Bradshaw. Crabb was also surprised with a portrait of himself, which listed the many roles he has taken on in his life, including not only mayor, but also assistant superintendent, father, brother and more. "I've enjoyed everything I've done all my life really," Crabb said. "(The presentation) was really a surprise."
The Council will next meet on Dec. 30 at noon.