During its Tuesday meeting, the Brazil City Council:
- Passed on final reading an ordinance making it possible for residents to pay city utilities, fees, fines and other services with a credit card.
The ordinance passed unanimously on second reading. All council members, the mayor, the clerk-treasurer and the city attorney were present.
- Heard from Police Chief Mark Loudermilk that the city has received a $2,500 Operation Pullover grant for next year.
- Learned that the Brazil Rotary Club has provided a grant to purchase a radar unit for a police car.
- Heard from Fire Chief Tobey Archer the fire department has been training on positive pressure ventilation. The procedure is used to vent smoke, heat, fire gases and toxins from buildings.
- Learned the fire department has been training on elevator rescue and emergency operations.
Training included an on-site demonstration at Jackson Gardens where firefighters cover emergency evacuation of trapped residents and related matters.
- Learned annual physicals for firefighters were completed on July 20 by the Public Safety Medical Service.
In concjunction with a respiratory fit test to be administered in August, the fire department will meet minimum OSHA requirements for firefighter respiratory protection.
This is the first year annual physicals were given to department members, Archer said.
- Learned a fire safety presentation was given last Friday to children who attend First Christian Church's daycare.
- Heard from Planning Administrator Michele Griffin that the Humane Society contract has been written and will be discussed by the city council.
Mayor Tom Arthur asked the discussion take place in executive session following the Aug. 9 meeting. Executive sessions are not open to the public.
- Learned the Board of Zoning Appeals approved placement of a house trailer at the intersection of Murphy and Rio Grande, which is outside the city limits, but within the two-mile limit, controlled by the City of Brazil.
The City Council's next scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.