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Council passes slew of ordinances

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Steve Lamb
The Brazil City Council met Wednesday night to discuss general business that included salary ordinances and when trick-or-treating hours will take place this year.

The council voted on and passed ordinances No. 12 and No. 13, 2011, which fixes the salaries of police officers and firefighters respectively, for 2012 and thereafter.

Both departments' salaries are set with 14-year increments, which stayed consistent with last year.

Also discussed regarding pay was a vote and pass on Ordinance No. 14, 2011, which fixes the salaries of appointed officers and employees of Brazil for 2012.

The council also voted on and passed a motion to allow the Parks Department to set a predetermined pay range for its employees from $7.25-$9.50.

Meanwhile, per recommendation from councilman Steve Lamb, the council decided that Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 30 and 31, from 6-8 p.m.

The City Council will meet next Wednesday for a budget workshop meeting and then again on Oct. 12 for its monthly meeting. Both meetings will take place at 7 p.m. in the Brazil City Hall.

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I don't understand the 2 day Trick or Treating. In these times most households are doing good to have candy for 1 day. Also, I keep hearing that money is an issue with things needed done in an for or town, BUT I keep hearing raises- raises- raises. They should feel lucky to have a job and can pay their bills.

-- Posted by purehonesty on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 7:47 AM

amen pure you hit the nail on the head. They should recommend a pay cut for all of them.

-- Posted by buddry55 on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 8:54 AM

I called the mayor and she said "no one that works for the city got a raise,neither civil nor elected".

As far as Halloween night, I agree with purehonesty that one night is enough but it seems most people don't agree with us.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 3:44 PM

Sounds like a bunch of goverment bull---- to me. Let them trick or treat when they want to. You ole folks got to go whenever you wanhted to, including me. What MORE CAN WE DO THE KIDS?

-- Posted by Eaglesnest 1 on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 6:50 PM

Purehonesty and Just Plain Bill: When I was little we trick-or-treated on Halloween. NOT the day before but Halloween evening so I agree with you! I never could understand the purpose of 2 nights. But then again, I guess I forgot that there is nothing for these poor kids to do around Brazil! LOL LOL LOL Ridiculous!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Oct 3, 2011, at 10:13 AM

Maybe the 2 night option is for those who can't make it one night? Doesn't matter to me either way .. my kids are too old to trick-or-treat. I'll have plenty of candy to give out. Lots of sales going on right now for candy!

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Oct 3, 2011, at 11:30 AM

buddry55 -

you really think our police officers and firefighters salaries' should be cut?

Wow, what if they would perform their duties according to their payrates? do you really want to hear that the police or fire department cannot respond to your call because the employees have worked enough that hour for their pay rate?

Fortunately, people who CHOOSE to serve the public, do not do so for the salary or benefits. Unfortunately, they can move on to another area, when they are offered a better employment package.

-- Posted by secretary on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 1:00 PM

If you can't afford to buy candy for 2 nights, shut for your porch light and don't answer the door. But lets not take away an opportunity for the kids to have some good fun. I think it is also to help the parents that may have to work on one of the nights, at least there is some flexability. And as for the comment about cutting pay for all of them, I totally agree with Secretary. And I am not really understanding how everyone wants to make such comments towards people that work hard to make our lives easier.

-- Posted by Tabby on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 3:17 PM

Makes it nice you can go trick or treating one night and pass out candy the next. If you only want trick or treaters one night. Only turn your light on one night

-- Posted by kd323 on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 6:45 PM

The raises will not be in effect just yet. It looks like they will be soon. They probably will go up when the new mayor gets elected. Anyone running for mayor that is on the council?

As far as raises go, I think the police department deserve a raise. The fire department has a union that keeps their salary pretty fair.

As far as trick-or-treat goes... just turn your porch light off if you don't like it. Bunch of sour people!

-- Posted by Unsolicitedtidbits on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 10:11 PM

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