Water rate increased’still cheapest in area

Jan. 17-20, 1967 The city council Tuesday night passed an ordinance raising the minimum water rate charge by 50 cents. The increase will affect only the first 1000 gallons used by the water customer. All other charges will remain the same. The minimum rate has been $1 for the first 1000 gallons. The increase will make the first 1000 gallons cost $1.50. The council made the move to offset part of the cost to the city in the Texas Municipal Retirement System program. City employees pay 5 percent of their salary into the retirement system and the city’s part is 7.5 percent. In 1961, the city raised the water rates five cents per 1000 gallons. Residential users pay 15 cents per 1000 gallons after the minimum. Industrial and commercial users pay 20 cents per 1000 after the minimum. In spite of the increase in rates, Brady still has lower water costs than many surrounding cities of comparable size. In a statewide comparison the local rates are far lower then the average cost, City Supt. James Feazelle pointed out. In other action the council: ‘Passed a resolution designating 165 acres at Brady Lake as a park area. ‘Passed a resolution giving moral support of the city to the LBJ Park. ‘Named the street at Site A of the low rent housing project Pecan Drive. It is an extension of Pecan Street. ‘Approved $75 for use by the fire department for fire prevention essays and/or posters. ‘Received a report that improvements were under way at the race track and that a pipe rail was being installed in place of the wooden rail around the track. ‘Received assurance from a representative of the Southwestern States Telephone Company that telephone service to Brady Lake would be improved. ‘Received a report that the community sign project was progressing favorably. *** McCulloch stock show Saturday Almost 100 McCulloch County youngsters will show animals at the McCulloch County 4-H and FFA Livestock show here Saturday. Sponsored by the Livestock Committee of the Brady Chamber of Commerce, the exhibit is expected to draw some of the finer stock in the county. R.S. Moseley of Rochelle, committee chairman, said. The annual affair affords the youngsters of the county, interested in feeding and showing their animals, a chance to show and sell their stock. Over $600 in prize money has been donated by McCulloch merchants. Trophies will also be awarded winners. More than 200 head of stock are expected to be entered in the show. Jack Lacy, Vocational Agriculture instructor of Lampasas will judge all animals. 4-H Clubs Travis Langford, County Agent Steers’Donald Kiesling, Karlene Kiesling, Elaine Galbreath, Susan Galbreath, Calvin McWilliams, Menzies McWilliams and Caren Barnett. Registered heifers’Menzies and Calvin McWilliams, Kathy Parks and Caren Barnett. Lambs’Robert and Harold Shipman, Gayle and Jana Taliaferro, Donald and Karlene Kiesling, Leon Waldrep, Deborah Matthiesen, David, Mike and Cynthia Whitworth, Gary Engdahl, Sandy Evans, Vicki Gamblin, Janet Huffman, David and Donna Neal, Steve Wilson, Nadine Webb, Julia Probst, Dan and Steve Dahlberg, Calvin and Menzie McWilliams. Hogs’Larry and Cindy Ringer and Mike and Jerry Probst. Rochelle FFA Miers Johnson, Advisor Lambs’Bert Bratton, Gary Weather, Johnny Crawford and Ross Johnson. Hogs’Ross Johnson, Paul Kruckemeyer, Susie Johnson and Sheryl Kruckemeyer. Melvin FFA T. Wood, Advisor Lambs’Michael Whitworth, Jimmy Wells, Arnold Sandoval, Lupe Ortegon, Arthur Aguirre, Alex Flores, Jimmy Carlson, Bryan Murray, David Whitworth, Harold Shipman, Debbie, Dottie and Lisa Weaver and Diana Reyna. Brady FFA E.L. Ross and Guy Siler, Advisors Steers’George Sears and John Sears. Lambs’Joe Bradley, Steve Wilson, Jim Crawford, Billy Bearden, Cecil Pitcox, Gary Price, Scotty Sorrell, Mike Slone, Dorman Koerner, Andy Hendley, Robert Sanchez, Grant Evridge, Mike Peel, Jame Allen Williams, Jim Ross, Steve Peel, Bill Langford, Bill Bratton, Mike Key and Johnny Stewart. Hogs’Lynn Passmore, Joe Jordan and J.D. Sanders. *** Garden Club to plant redbuds Having taken the civic development project of cleaning and landscaping of the grounds surrounding the Santa Fe Depot, members of the Brady Garden Club will observe Arbor Day, Friday by planting two redbud trees there. Mrs. Fount Stroope, Mrs. L.L. Keese and Mrs. Jack Bob Smith formed a committee of three to plant bulbs a the Fireside Nursing Home Jan. 6.

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