The council passed a motion for changes in the fire department contract and a salary ordinance.
Changes to the contract include:
* Updating the staffing amount to the current level of 14 firefighters,
* Changes in holidays, personal leave, and vacation compensation,
* Formation of a committee by the Union for the review of Personal Protective Equipment items for purchase, and
* Addition of a wellness fitness initiative program and annual medical physical assessments.
Ordinance No. 12, 2011, amends the salary scale, which was previously set to a 14-year tier, to include a 15th year.
Both motions were passed 5-0.
Meanwhile, the council passed the resolution to appropriate $7,000 to the parks department to be used for road paving.
Park Board member Linda Messmer was on hand at the meeting to oversee the passing of the resolution.
Messmer said now that the council has passed the appropriation, it would go to the Department of Local Government Financing (DLGF) for approval to be released from the Rainy Day Fund, and pending the weather, the paving will start next week.
"Brazil city is paying for the materials, the asphalt, and for a second roller that was needed," Messmer said. "The county is doing the labor, with their machinery, except for the second roller.
"It's all set up to start next Tuesday and Wednesday."
Messmer, who has been working on this project for the last few months, said she is excited for the paving to be starting.
The Brazil City Council meets regularly the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., in Brazil City Hall.
The council is scheduled to adopt the budget Oct. 26, and may meet again before the deadline for more budget talks.