Street improvements were discussed at the Braham City Council meeting May 7.
The council approved a resolution accepting the Feasibility Report. The total cost to reclaim the streets is estimated at $455,540. Abutting property owners will pay a portions of the cost to improve the streets.
A public hearing will be held on the proposed improvements on June 4 at Braham City Hall at 7 p.m. Streets listed on the report to be improved include:
• Elmhurst Avenue N from West Central Drive to 4th Street NW
• Broadway Avenue N from 5th Street NW to Co. Rd. 4
• 5th Street NW from Cherry Avenue N to Main Avenue N
• Beechwood Ave N. from East Central Drive to 4th Street NE
• 4th Street NE from Beechwood Avenue N to Dellwood Avenue N
• Dellwood Avenue N from 4th street NE to 5th Street NE
• 5th Street NE from Dellwood Avenue N to Eastgate Avenue N
• 2nd Street NW from Elmhurst Avenue N to end
• Cypress Avenue N from 4th Street NE to end
• Eastgate Avenue N from 5th Street to end
In other action, the council:
• Accepted the revised PICK Properties Development Agreement which states that no new jobs will be created.
• Adopted the Pick Properties purchase agreement for the industrial park lot sale.
• Agreed to hire a part-time police officer who has met all of the qualifications at the Step 1 pay salary.
• Adopted Resolution No. 13-8 which expresses the City of Braham’s negative concerns with the proposed Northern Lights Express (NLX) high speed passenger rail project which will go through downtown Braham without stopping.
• Accepted Resolution No. 13-9 supporting legislation authorizing the establishment of municipal street improvement districts.
• Agreed to donate $500 to the Braham Area Community Education Summer Youth Program.
• Granted the Braham Fire Department Relief Association a beer license contingent upon meeting all of the requirements.
• Approved the Source Water Protection Plan Evaluation & 2-year work plan.
• Supported supplemental agreements for Braham, Cambridge, and Dalbo to respond to structure fires when needed.
• The next meeting will be held following the 7 p.m. public hearing on June 4 at the Braham City Hall.