By ANDY MCCAMMON
Highlights of the business conducted at the Tuesday meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil included:
The council voted to approve Ordinance 22-2006 on its first reading.
If it receives a second favorable vote at the Aug. 22 council session, the measure would close a portion of Lincoln Street and surrounding alleys to make room for the construction of a storage facility.
Attorney Eric Wyndham, representing developers Brad Emmert and Kimberly Emmert-O'Dell, said the project already has the blessing of the only family whose residence would be affected.
"This will not hinder access to any residence, church, school or public business," Wyndham said.
-Stop sign ordinances
The council approved the second reading of Ordinance 21-2006, which will place a stop sign at the previously unregulated intersection of Maple and Franklin streets.
Council members also addressed a similar situation at another intersection, approving the first reading of Ordinance 23-2006, which would place a stop sign at the crossing of Luther and Knight streets.
"We found another one that didn't have anything and no ordinance to support it," said Mayor Tom Arthur.
-A report from the Brazil City Police Department
Capt. Andy Whittington updated the council on the department's search for a replacement for Patrolman Chris Blila, who resigned his position last month.
Whittington said the seven remaining applicants for the opening would participate in physical ability testing Aug. 18.