Braham receives award for wastewater service

The city of Braham received a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency award once again this year, marking the 11th certification of commendation received since 1993 and the seventh award in a row for operator Mike Piha from PeopleService.

During the July 7 Braham City Council meeting, the city extended its appreciation to Piha for his dedication and hard work in keeping the city’s water and wastewater plants running so well, along with other PeopleService staff Greg Brink, George Valvoda, Chris Lisson, Jerry Williams, Alex Leger, Don Bronzofski and regional manager Paul Christensen for the excellent job they did for Braham.

In other news:

• The personnel policy update is complete and was sent to City Attorney Andrea Poehler for final review. It was approved pending any additional changes.

• The council approved the hiring of part-time police officer Christopher Bulera for the Braham Police Department.

• The council approved a request by The Friendship Assembly of God Church for a special event permit to hold a Scavenger Hunt and Family Fest in Freedom Park from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Since the event will include inflatable devices for children, such as bounce houses, the approval is contingent upon the church providing a certificate of liability insurance with the city listed as an additional insured.

• The council accepted the resignations of Bob Aas and Alice Studt from the Braham Park Board. The city extended its appreciation to both for their years of service on the board.