Roads and water lines discussed by Braymer City Council
The Braymer City Council met Dec. 14 in regular session with all council members Connie Keller, Christine Owen, Michelle Haughton and Roger Murray present, Employees present included Tanya Mallory, Greg Prothero, Brandon Kehl and Mandy Youtsey.
The council voted to accept the posted agenda, approve the November minutes and pay the November bills.
In old business, the Keim contract was discussed and the council would like for Charles Bills to come to the January meeting and discuss the road from the city barn to A Hwy. where the trucks are tearing up the road.
Under new business, the council voted to sign and accept the 2016 contract from the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department.
The city had a complaint from a person at the end of a water line. The family felt like they were using too much water for flushing their lines after we flushed the city lines. The council decided that at this time nothing could be done unless the resident at the end of the line wanted to put a flush hydrant in their yard at their own expense.
A representative of the fire department reported that the department will apply for a fire truck grant.
Prothero reported that the door on the tractor had been fixed, the sewer jetter had been repaired, but they needed a new hose for the machine, one sewer line had been cleaned out, and the garage door had been repaired. The council voted to purchase the sewer jetter hose for around $1,050. Prothero took a call from Creek Enterprise wanting to know if the city would allow them to come to town to put underground wires and poles in town. The council asked Prothero to call them back and have them come to the January meeting so the council could learn more about this project. Prothero informed the council that Darren McGraw will be starting school on Jan. 13, in Macon for water distribution.
Police Chief Kehl informed the council that the grant he had applied for had been denied. He will apply for another one soon. This one will be to help purchase a bullet proof vest and the city's match would be 50%.
Clerk Tanya Mallory reported taxes were coming in at this time. She will be putting names of people with delinquent taxes in the Caldwell County Newspaper in January or February. Conda Kincaid has been working part time and is working out well.
The next regular meeting will be Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m.