The Brazil City Council will conduct two consecutive work sessions prior to its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 22.
All meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in Council Chambers at City Hall.
The first meeting is set for 6 p.m. to discuss details of the creation of a water master plan. At a previous meeting, Council members passed the first reading of Ordinance 3-2005, which provides for an additional appropriation from the city's Economic Development Fund. City Engineer Brian Pohlar was on hand to explain the various aspects of the plan, including a leak audit, master meter calibration and mapping of water lines, as well as its benefits to Brazil. At the March 8 meeting, Council members explained they wanted additional information and time to review documentation and notes prior to voting on the second reading. Pohlar will also attend the special work session.
At 6:30 p.m., the Council will hear from companies that have submitted bids for cemetery mowing. Bids came from Vision Quest at $18,500, D&G at $21,500 and Mullenix at $23,900. Representatives from D&G were on hand at the March 8 meeting to answer questions and talk about their methods. During the previous session, Council members stressed the inclusion of removal of grass clippings not only from paved areas, but also lawn areas.
The Council, which regularly convenes the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, will conduct its regular session, open to the public, at 7 p.m. New business on the agenda includes the first reading of Ordinance 4-2005 regarding the designation of stop streets in the corporate limits of Brazil and corresponding civil penalties. Meanwhile, the Council will address the results of both work sessions as part of the discussion of old business items.