Out with the old and in with the new could have been the theme of the Thursday meeting of the Brazil Board of Works and Public Safety.
Mayor Tom Arthur and fellow members John Nelson and Bill Lovett, along with City Attorney Joe Trout and Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster met at the recently rescheduled time and day, although the day has been changed once again. Board meetings will now be conducted at 9 a.m. the last Thursday of the month in Council Chambers at City Hall.
The Board discussed two unsafe buildings. While owners of a structure at 617 S. Grant St. adhered to an unsafe building order, a person representing the owner of a burnt house at 523 S. Sherman St. did not comply with a recent extension to clean up the property. The building has been condemned and will be removed by the city.
The Board also dealt with the purchase and sale of vehicles. The city's 1989 truck, which was damaged in a fire at the City Garage, was sold for $200, which was declared surplus. Meanwhile, the city purchased a 1994 Dodge Ram for $4,000 to be used by the Parks Department. Two new mowers were also purchased for a combined total of approximately $4,000 for the wastewater treatment plant.
In other business, members closed a construction bond of $205 and moved it to the sewer operating fund.
The next meeting of the Brazil Board of Works and Public Safety is set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.