Jerry's kids benefited directly from the efforts of Brazil City firefighters, Chief Tobey Archer told the City Council Tuesday night.
Firefighters gave up part of their Labor Day weekend to pass the boot at the intersection of SR 59 and US 40. They raised $4,700 to fight Muscular Dystrophy.
The city also had a "very successful surplus auction" Saturday, Mayor Tom Arthur said. Surplus items, bicycles and unclaimed evidence netted the city $14,000.
In other business,
- Planning and Zoning Director Michele Driscoll reported 14 owners were cited for not maintaining their properties to city code recently.
Each ticket was for $250 and each owner had been warned at least a year ago, Driscoll said. Second fines amount to $500 and third fines will cost property owners $1,000.
"These owners have had well over a year to take care of the problem," Driscoll told the City Council. "I have extended to them all the patience I am willing to extend and I believe the people of Brazil agree."
- City Engineer Brian Pohlar said he has received no word yet on the grant application to refurbish Pinckley Street. But there is good news -- only two communities in the INDOT Crawfordsville District applied for the grant -- Crawfordsville and Brazil.
- A zoning request from Brad Emmert to build housing on the corner of Ridge and Franklin streets passed first reading only, 4-1, with Councilwoman Ann Bradshaw voting no.
- A zoning request from Jerry Webster was passed 5-0 on first reading only. Webster intends to build two to four modular homes on a double lot to rent to senior citizens. The now vacant lot is located west of the Moose Lodge.
- The 2005 city budget was adopted 5-0.
- The 2005 Brazil Public Library budget was adopted 5-0.
For the first time, the City Council has to adopt the library budget due to a change in Indiana law, explained Mayor Tom Arthur.
- New police officers Joshua Clark and Jerry Siddons were sworn in.
Before adjournment, Councilman James Sheese commended city workers who repaired the water main leak on U.S. 40 over Labor Day.
Present at the meeting were council members Pat Heffner, Bill Lovett, Ann Bradshaw, Marty Beasley, and James Sheese; Mayor Tom Arthur, Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster and City Attorney Joe Trout. and James Sheese; Mayor Tom Arthur; Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster; and City Attorney Joe Trout.