Braham approves city survey

oved funding a $2,100 city survey to determine city limits at the old water tower site during its July 1 meeting.

The motion was brought to the council after plans to plant lilac bushes near a planned sculpture park came into question. The city has never had records that show property lines around Block 7. The board approved water, sewer and county extension permits, as well as permission to go out for bids.

The survey would include the entire area to avoid additional costs in the future. There would also be pins placed in the ground, so metal detectors could find those specific city-property lines.

“We just need to know what property is ours,” said Council Member Traci Leaf. The motion was unanimously approved.

Frandsen Bank & Trust also requested a sump pump ordinance exception.

After heavy rainfall in the last two months, the bank’s basement has had some major groundwater flooding. They have limited options with state and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations. Engineering was assigned to research the regulations to try to work something out.


In other action, the council:

  • Approved the resignation of Tamara Skluzacec, city liquor store clerk.
  • Approved a resolution to update the city’s data practice policies and a resolution to appoint election judges for 2014 elections.
  • Approved an ordinance that corrected wording regarding pool fills.
  • Explored options for decorative street lighting.