The Brady City Council met on Tuesday evening at the Ed Davenport Civic Center for their regular meeting. After approving the consent agenda, Mayor Tony Groves read a proclamation declaring October 5, 2021 as World Teacher's Day in Brady.
The council then continued into action items which included their approval of two BEDC projects -
- A grant of $34,000 to Youngblood Tire for an electrical upgrade for new equipment to be installed as part of an expansion of their facility. This upgrade would create three full time positions.
- A loan in the amount of $100,000 to Serenity Quilts for the remodeling of their new downtown building which will result in the addition of two full time equivalent positions.
In other items, the Council -
- Approved the low bid from LC Paving & Construction, LLC of Coolidge, TX in the amount of $160.087.48 for water meter and service line relocation for 9 properties located on Old Calf Creek Rd. This relocation replaces an existing galvanized main under 2" which will be abandoned in place.
- Adopted the FY 2022 Investment Policy for the City and reappointed Jane Huffman as the Council representative for one year.
Following the completion of the regular meeting, the Council then recessed into Executive Session to deliberate the position of City Manager and Interim City Manager. The Council met on Monday (Oct. 4) in Executive Session to get the process underway of finding a replacement for current City Manager, Dennis Jobe, who recently announced he is retiring at the end of October.
After their deliberations, the Council reconvened into regular session and took a number of actions including naming current Assistant City Manager, Erin Corbell, as the Acting City Manager. She will have full authority and responsibility as the City Manager until a permanent replacement is found. The Council will now work to set up the process for accepting applications for a permanent City Manager.