Brazil's new Rainy Day Fund will be put into use soon, since Ordinance 6, 2004, was passed at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The ordinance gives the Council approval of spending from the fund. The first expenditure will be to pay off Dennis Trucking for Phase 2 of the sidewalk project.
The Park Board will be given $16,000 to complete two projects. They will get $11,000 to pay for two-thirds of the pool house repairs at the Forest Park pool. The Board must pay for the other one-third.
A new shelter at Forest Park will be built using the other $5,000. The shelter will be built like a large gazebo and will be placed close to the softball field.
Ordinance 4, 2004, was passed on the second reading. In this ordinance, the price to open and close graves was increased.
The water tower will be placed back on-line very soon. It was cleaned and chlorinated. Supervisor John Ray said that the chlorine taste in some citizens' water should clear up in a couple of days.
Research is still being done on the best way to go about acquiring weather alert sirens for the city. Councilman Jim Sheese also suggested they look into the feasibility of having a bus service in Brazil. He thought it would not have to run every day or even all year. Its schedule could be set up according to demand.
The Board of Works and Safety approved the Personnel Handbook as amended. Board members also agreed to add seven paid holidays for city employees. The employees will no longer be able to take their birthdays as paid holidays. Arthur said adding these days will put Brazil in accordance with the state and the county.