Braham moves forward with street improvements

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.