Braham receives water monitoring report

The Braham City Council reviewed the Minnesota Department of Health Lead/Copper Tap Water Monitoring Report at its Nov. 13 meeting.

The public water system has not exceeded the action level for lead and has not exceeded the action level for copper.

The council agreed that Police Chief Knowles should advertise to hire additional part-time police officers to have a larger pool of part time officers to cover shifts.

A total of 1,568 votes were canvassed from the Nov. 6 Municipal Election.

The following actions were approved:

• Res. #12-29 certifying delinquent water/sewer/mowing bills to the county to be placed on the pay 2013 property taxes.

• The reinstatement of Emily Knutson by the Park Manor Board.

• The Firefighters Relief Association Benefit Amount of $1,530 for 2012 with $0 obligation on the city’s part.

• The city Insurance Waiver of Statutory Liability Limits.

• The decorating of downtown for Christmas with new hanging baskets.

• An additional donation of $1,000 to the Refuge Network.

• The council saw copies of the thank you letters sent to the Girl Scouts for participating in the Girl Scout 2012 Take Action: Centennial Day of Service and to Sentencing to Service for repairing and repainting the gazebo in Freedom Park.

• More information about the streetlight placement on Shady Ridge Lane should be available at a future meeting.

• The Truth and Taxation meeting will be held at the Braham City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. The regular city council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.