The Oct. 11 meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil was attended by council members Marty Beasley, A. Ann Bradshaw, Patricia Heffner, William Lovett and James Sheese, City Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster, City Attorney Joe Trout and Mayor Tom Arthur. Also in attendance were police chief Mark Loudermilk, fire chief Tobey Archer and new City Plan Administrator Brandy Means.
Highlights of the business discussed at the meeting included:
-City Ordinance 36-2005
The proposed ordinance would create designated stop streets at several intersections in the St. Andrew's Glen subdivision. A civil penalty of $12 would be assessed to violators of the ordinance.
"The streets circle around and intersect with themselves, so it's kind of confusing," Loudermilk said.
The council approved the ordinance for a second reading.
Mayor Arthur reported the city's general fund is .5 percent over budget. Arthur said the figure indicates improvement, as the fund was 3 percent over budget at this time last year.
The Parks and Recreation department is currently over budget for the year, Arthur said, but the end of event season in Forest Park, accompanied by the dismissal of seasonal employees such as lifeguards and cemetery workers, should correct the problem.
"It should even itself out," Arthur said. "Everything is looking fairly well."
As the holiday falls on a Monday this year, Mayor Arthur suggested that trick-or-treating be limited to Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31. Councilman Sheese suggested hours from dusk to 8 p.m. Loudermilk said he would prefer something more firm.
"I would kind of like to see set hours," he said.
The council settled on trick-or-treat hours from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31.