Braham receives public safety traffic award

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety presented a Safe and Sober Award to the Braham Police Department during the Aug. 5 City Council meeting for their continued efforts to make the city’s roadways safer.

The program, “Toward Zero Deaths,” awards cities, like Braham, that have lessened the number of traffic deaths by various methods.

The award allots a new piece of technology to the department.

Braham chose a LIDAR unit, which is an instrument that is used to measure speed.

They differ from speed guns because they don’t use Doppler radar and are more accurate.

In other action, the council: 

• Approved putting up signs from the Braham Horizons Team for the Braham Area Community Center, Industrial park and Braham business district.

• Approved an increase in the benefit level for the Braham Firefighter’s Relief Association from $1,875 to $1,950. This was approved by the council last month retroactively to Jan. 1 of this year. There is no liability to the city with the increase.

• Approved a temporary on-sale liquor license application for St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Churches.

• City Engineer Brian Miller presented plans for a picnic shelter in the Northwest Park, and bid results for a Dollar General extension.