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Village receives $250,000 CDBG grant for lagoon

Miller & Associates can begin drainage plan.

After months of waiting and wondering, the Village of Brady received a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant to fix the lagoon.

At a Brady trustees’ meeting last Wednesday, the village members accepted the grant.

Brady will use $250,000 CDBG funding to rehabilitate a four-cell retention lagoon facility. An additional $78,400 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality State Revolving Fund will complete the project.

In other business, the board accepted a master drainage plan with Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers of Kearney.

On another matter, the board accepted a bid from Schaben Sanitation of North Platte for service over the next two years.

Schaben will provide residential weekly service for $12.71 a month, an increase of 49 cents, while the senior citizen rate is $11 weekly.

In other news, trustees transferred $3,000 from the general fund into the Brady Days budget.

Brady Days coordinator Deb Egenberger said she has been asked about different entertainment options but has been told a street dance is what village members want.

With the additional $3,000 in the celebration budget, Egenberger could hire a quality band for entertainment and cover insurance for the dance, she said.

“We want people to have a good time and come back to Brady,” Egenberger said. “It’s not about making money.”

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