(BROWN CITY) -- The Brown City Council agreed to forgive the 1% interest payment on a loan given to the Brown City Park Board for the Pond and Nature Trail Enhancement Grant. The city received a partial payment of $31,500 from the DNR toward the grant. $30,000 was retained by the city to repay the loan made to the Park and the $3,500 balance will be paid when the final paperwork is submitted and the DNR closes out the grant.
Also during the meeting Monday, Brown City Manager Clint Holmes received an outstanding evaluation from the council. Out of a possible 1155 points on the semi-annual evaluation, Holmes received 1081 points for a 93.6% rating.
In other business, the report from the Michigan State Police concerning the patrol car vs. bicycle accident on May 31 was issued and received by the city on September 6. The report stated that the "crash is the direct result of the cyclist disregarding the traffic control device on Reed Street and failing to yield the right-of-way to the eastbound Ford." It also stated, "Prosecutor James Young reviewed this complaint and advised no charges would be issued as the (cyclist) was determined to be at fault in the crash." The Michigan State Police have closed the investigation.