Street improvement special assessments finalized

Braham City Engineer Brian Miller presented the final special assessments for the Braham 2013 street improvement project at the Oct. 7 public hearing.

Ten streets were improved, affecting 62.25 assessment units. Depending on the road surfacing, each unit will have to pay $1,840 or $2,301. Property owners must make their first assessment payment in May 2014. The amount can be paid during a 10-year period with a 4.8 percent interest rate.

At the Braham City Council meeting following the public hearing, the council approved a resolution adopting the final street improvement assessments.

The council also noted the city of Braham is the recipient of the Initiative Foundation’s 2013 Outstanding Community Award for the Braham Area Community Center Project. The council said this honor truly goes to the Tusen Tack Task Force members for all their dedication and countless hours of hard work in making the Braham Area Community Center a reality. The city extended its appreciation to the Initiative Foundation and to everyone on the task force for this award.

In other action the council:

• Agreed to grant the liquor license amendment for the Braham Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival Beer Garden Oct. 19 if Rysdam’s Pizza Pub and the chamber of commerce meet specific stipulations set by the council.

• Approved the hiring of two part-time liquor store clerks at $9.44 per hour.

• Approved the purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe for a 2014 police squad replacement.

• Approved a resolution appointing Central Insurance Services as the insurance agency for the city of Braham.

• Approved a resolution updating the Isanti County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

• Ratified the renewal of a two-year contract with the Isanti County Attorney’s Office for prosecution services.

• Noted due to scheduling conflicts, the next Braham City Council Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Braham City Hall.