Ordinance 11-2004, which involves the waterworks utility of Brazil, was passed on the second reading at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The cost to re-establish service for a Brazil water customer who has had their water disconnected for non-payment will be raised to $35 and anyone who has put a deposit on a lawn meter will get half of the deposit back upon returning the meter.
The Council also approved the CF-1 (Compliance of Statement Benefits) for Britt Tool Inc./Britton Family Limited Partnership, but tabled the approval of Timberland Home Center, Inc.'s CF-1. A few Council members had questions.
Police Chief Mark Loudermilk informed the Council that a 1997 Wilderness RV has been purchased for the City Police and Sheriff's Department to use as a mobile command post. It should be ready for use soon.
The Brazil Police Department is also getting items together to put in a surplus auction.
Fire Chief Tobey Archer said the water line map of Brazil is about 95 percent complete. All major lines have been identified and documented.
Trent Sinnett, the owner of the home at 812 N. Walnut St., was supposed to present the Board of Works and Safety copies of a contract for upkeep including mowing and general maintenance of his property at last night's meeting. He was also to provide proof that he plans to repair several problems with the home. Mayor Tom Arthur informed the Board that he had received a letter from the Department of the Army saying that Sinnett is on active duty until Aug. 13. Therefore, in accordance with Federal law, the Board will take no further action until then.
The Board also discussed the possibility of purchasing a Dura Patch machine that they recently saw demonstrated. Arthur suggested that the city hold off on that until after July 1, when an electronic bid service will be in place.
The bid service is Web-based, which means more companies will be able to put in bids on their price. He said the average savings in the few states that already have it in place have been about 10 to 15 percent. After vendors put in their price, the site will give them their rank in the process. They are not told the amount that others have bid, but this allows them to lower their price to try and improve their ranking.