Second reading for meeting change passes council

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

The ordinance (Ord-406), to move the city council meetings from Monday to Tuesday passed its second reading Monday evening on a 4-0 vote.

“That’s a done deal,” said MayorWendy Judisch. The change will become effective 30 days after the passage.

May 7 will be the first Tuesday meeting, starting at 6 p.m. Monday night football wins again and council reporting will be a week after the May 7 meeting.

There were no comments, yes or no, at the public hearing, or written comment. Also out of the public hearing, a budget amendment to the general fund was passed.

In other business before the council, four residential building permits were read; one for a reroof project at 610 S. Front St., a roofing and siding project at 9 S. Dakota, a new roof at 8 S. Virginia and two 8x10 sheds at 206 S. Wisconsin.

During the public comment segment, alderman Drew Lesnik reported he had visited the PCC&RC (Pondera County Canal and Reservoir Company) to sit in on a meeting.

He said that the Canal Company is not opposed of water going to Brady, they just want to follow the rules, “It is serving a need, they want the city to be in compliance,” he noted.

There were no new requests for CTEP (Community Transportation Enhancement Projects) funds leaving the city’s request for the decorative street project a ‘go’.

The city will move forward with a CTEP request for street lighting.

The council moved on a 4-0 vote to award a cleaning contract to Mel Orr who had the low bid of $480.

Aldermen discussed the MMIA Insurance Group election for the fiscal year. No action was necessary. The council had a letter of up-coming changes in insurance that may range from six to eight percent in health policy increases.

Until May 7, the council will continue to meet the first and third Monday at city hall, at 7:30 p.m., 411-1/2 S. Main. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend to see their government at work.