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Wyndham 'eager' to get to work for city

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Brian Wyndham
Mayor-elect Brian Wyndham is eager to get his tenure under way and has ideas of where he wants to start.

Wyndham said knowing where the city stands in many aspects is a primary concern of his.

"One of the first things I intend to do is find out what we have to work with," Wyndham said. "We certainly need to finish out current projects that have been started where there's time and money invested in; we need to see those through.

"Then at that point we can start looking at new projects."

One thing the soon-to-be in office mayor said would always be on his mind is the state of the roads in Brazil.

"A lot of people are still upset with the streets situation," Wyndham said. "That's probably one thing that we're really going to concentrate on and really give that a lot of our effort."

Wyndham said it might be more of a replace than repair situation when it comes to some of the more damaged roads, and he needs to see what the city has at its disposal in terms of equipment.

"I need to look at what equipment (the city has)," Wyndham said. "Do our guys have the available equipment in order to do the necessary repairs? That may be an issue there also.

"So there has to be a lot of fact finding done on my part; do we have the staff to do it, do we have the equipment to do it? And if we can establish that, then it's (about) going after funding."

Wyndham said there will be a transition period at the beginning of his tenure but noted having an experienced council to work with will help.

"There's an experienced council, with a mix of new people, which will bring some fresh perspectives, not to discount the people that have been there," Wyndham said.

He also said he looks forward to working with the city employees but alluded to some changes that might be on the horizon.

"We have some good people already involved, as far as employees of the city; they're good folks, and I look forward to working with them," Wyndham said.

"There will be a couple changes. I'll announce that a little later when I'm in there, as far as police and fire chief."

He noted there are some major differences between the mayor job and what he did previously.

"This is new territory for me, as far as a lot of things that I'll be involved in," Wyndham said. "As far as the day-to-day operations, it's a different position.

"As a county councilman we're purely legislative ... whereas as mayor, it's purely administrative. And I'm excited about being involved in day-to-day operations; I'm a hands-on person. I like that opportunity to be more involved."

Wyndham said he will do his best to deliver for the citizens of Brazil.

"Our job as elected officials is to try to carry out the wants and the needs for the people living in the area and town, to the best of our ability," Wyndham said.

"One of my main responsibilities is to define reality--that's what we need to do, and then we can move forward from there."

Wyndham said that accessibility for elected officials is also important, and he will have an "open door policy."

With all things considered, Wyndham said he is confident and ready to start his term as mayor.


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I hope that Mayor Wyndham can correct some of the issues that the previous administration is leaving behind. I'm sure that this will be a challenge with Mrs Bradshaw and most of her family still residing in various city positions. I really hope that the voters of Brazil are paying attention to what has gone on in the past and will pay attention when the City Council tries to block every action the new mayor takes.

We can only hope that some of the council will come to their senses and start putting the city first and not spend so much time creating jobs and benefits for their families.

Best of luck Mayor.

-- Posted by CaptDan on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 8:21 PM

Brazil Won't change , The voters elect the same. I'm sure nothing will change just the names.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:26 PM

I too hope the best for mayor elect Wyndham, he will need it as it seems there is some sour grapes out there.Fri. nights council meeting seems like it may be showing those sour grapes.There should'nt be any decisions made by the council on Dec.30th.If anything is done we know where those sour grapes come from.The two council people that are leaving are going out as proud of what was accomplished while they were there but this council meeting could wash all that away.I would hope they leave any decisions to be made to the new council that takes over in just 2 days.Any mayor of Brazil needs all the support they can get,let bygones be bygones and everyone work for a better Brazil. God bless

-- Posted by clycogrl on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:30 PM

pockets will empty and other will fill!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 10:39 PM

Good Luck Brian.

I know you will make the right decision on the needed changes in those departments.

Don't be afraid to cut deep.! and good luck on repairing the roads. I hope you can get it done.

-- Posted by xray on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 10:40 PM

it would be nice to have a place online for good and bad suggestions to the city. This would help for the city. areas that may need extra attention and suggestions on raising money. City meetings are long enough and it seems once a point is made ,everyone has something to say. I think that is one reason things don't get done in the meetings.and for ones whom don't have computer send suggestions via mail. just an idea!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 5:41 AM

@ carebrttonbroke

Mr Wyndham said he would have an open door policy, meaning he is willing to listen to the citizens and their concerns. I can tell you that he does not read the responses to the online news paper articles. My advice is to contact him and voice your concerns with him he is willing to listen.

P.S. By the looks of your first 2 posts on this story, it appears you are politically 1 sided and have already made up your mind that you do not like him.

-- Posted by MS660 on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 6:59 AM

Carebuttonbroke:

I think it is high time that you fixed your "care button"! You always have the most negative comments. Maybe your New Year's resolution should be an attitude adjustment!

-- Posted by Jolly on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 8:40 AM

I wish you the best in your new position as Mayor.

You have a challenging road ahead of you.

-- Posted by Firedad on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 8:46 AM

MS660, It's nice to see you know what/how this new mayor thinks, I hope you are right that this mayor will be different,i have lived in this town for many years and the only thing that ever changes, police/fire chief gets fired and the names change, oh and now a new water tower after 20 years.

Jolly, you call them neg. comments ,I call it the truth. I know in a small town ,you don't like the truth, you just want to keep up with the Jones. it is nice that you finally got a back bone to say something to me anfter all times you read my comments. Congrats. maybe you should look around Brazil, there is alot more Neg. than pos.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 11:05 AM

Brian Wyndham will be a wonderful mayor. First off he will use his business mind when running the city & won't be on a power trip like the last 2 mayors we have had. He is also very well respected in the city which will be a change from the current mayor that is not respected much at all. If you don't feel that is true ask around. I'm sure it will be a welcome change for the employee's to be able to actually do their job & not be threatened almost everyday depending on the current mayor's mood.

Good Luck Brian! Let's hope the city council will support you & not try to railroad you like one 2012 council member will be hoping.

-- Posted by LifetimeBrazilian on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 12:47 PM

We all are wishing the very best for brian in running the city for the good of its citizens,but lets hope that it doesn't line the pockets of those who have done it wrong in the past. Lets also hope that it doesn't line the pockets of those in city hall that have other business ventures outside of the realm of city officials. I know that Brian will make the neccessary changes where they are needed, but don't fix what isn't broken. To many family members will be put in place and can't do the job required. This is wrong. We need people to move us forward not backwards.

-- Posted by wiser by age on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 1:07 PM

Carebutton,

I am not even going to dignify your rant with any comments. We see you for what you are.

-- Posted by Jolly on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 3:32 PM

Jolly Thank you

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 5:48 PM

Met the new mayor about 13 years ago when he was a used car salesman...I instantly could tell he didn't enjoy his job. I hope he has came a long way over the years. Said it before, I'll say it again...Brazil needs a town manager (a professional educated in administration and business) not a party ran politician.

-- Posted by hoosier01 on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 11:21 PM

I agree we need a town manager. Elected mayors always have friends and family they owe --just look at the appointments to come--for helping with their campaigns. Then there are the promises they make during the election that they cannot possibly keep due to financial restraints. So their claim to fame will be their picks for police chief and fire chief. I'm so sick of that insanity! What a mess that has been. Appoint the one who has the sense, experience and integrity and has proven it to the job and move on. Good luck Brazil!

-- Posted by Zen on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 1:33 PM

Well said, Zen. I have never understood why the police and fire chiefs always have to pay the price of a change in the mayors office. After all, they are not the ones that ran for office, and merely had a single vote, like the rest of us.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 9:40 PM

It would be hard to find a town manager for the money our mayor gets,I believe its less than 30thousand pr year.It sounds like a nice idea but who in the world would take a job like this for the money.At least being elected has a few perks if you can take the heat.Good luck to Bryan,he'll need it with all the negativity in this town.

-- Posted by clycogrl on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 11:50 PM

Used Car salesmen that should tell you something right there.

-- Posted by oknow on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 12:30 AM

Hard to find a town manager for the money? That should tell you a lot about Brazil in general. Cough up the money Brazil for a town manager. Leave the politics to clubs.

-- Posted by hoosier01 on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 5:41 PM


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