Brady's City Council Agenda Fizzles: Utilities Resolution Tabled Again
BRADY TEXAS -- Last week, Brady's city council convened twice to discuss a proposed resolution that was scheduled for discussion, consideration, and possible action. The resolution was in regards to the utilities connection inspection policy and procedure. Additionally, the new proposed resolution ensured that the resolution would be within TCEQ guidelines. Falling into the TCEQ guidelines would provide safe delivery of utilities for the citizens of Brady.
There have been two previous attempts at Brady council meetings to address the resolution, but both have turned into a shouting match. At one of those meetings, the audience had complaints and questions of a proposed proposal that would allow city employees to go inside homes for a full inspection in case of a disconnect of any type. The proposal was quickly dismissed and discussion was moved forward for further study.
According to City Manager Kim Lenoir, the proposed resolution would delete a gas pressure test,and would only focus on the outer parts of the house. Furthermore, an inspection would only take place in the event of change in the utilities account holder. A follow-up would be done every three years according to national codes. A one-time inspection would be required for those residences with pools, sprinkler systems, and/or hot tubs. Lenoir added that this inspection is required to pre\vent a back flow that could contaminate the municipal water supply.
However, unlike other city council meeting, last week's regularly scheduled council meeting was anticlimactic due to the absence of newly elected council member Rey Garza, a vacant seat currently in a run-off, and the absence of Mayor Tony Groves.
The remaining council members who did comprise a quorum, voted to postpone the matter until a full council could be present. They then acted on some routine matters before a short closed session and adjournment.