Brundidge Council plans

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 2, 2000

one-way signs at Pike Elem.


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Feb. 2, 2000 10 PM

Signs were placed at Pike County Elementary School to control the flow of traffic during school hours for the safety of the students.

The Brundidge City Council voted at an earlier meeting to post "One Way" traffic signs to control the traffic flow beginning southward at a point beyond the east side parking area at Hillcrest (south of the intersection of Elm Street and Hillcrest Drive), be restricted to one direction during the school hours of 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

A revision was made to the resolution for the sign placement because of an error in the original ordinance. No details were changed in the ordinance, except for a numerical change in Section 6. Section 6 of the original ordinance stated "Any person found in violation of this ordinance … with the provisions of Section 32-55A-8, Code Alabama, 1975." The revision ordinance included "Any person found in violation of this ordinance … with the provisions of Section 32-5A-8, Code Alabama, 1975."

Unanimous consent was given by the Council and the revised ordinance was passed.

Britt Thomas discussed with the council the problem with abandoned vehicles in the city. Thomas said the city was going to get active about abandoned vehicles in the city.

"We though we had a way to take care of it," Thomas said. "We are going to change something until we get it right.

"We want to have two ongoing cases in each district, equaling 10. We are going to take care of the most visible first. And eventually we are going to do the same thing with dilapidated houses."

In other business, the Brundidge City Council …

· discussed placing a telephone at the concession stand at the Brundidge Recreation baseball fields during summer program. Britt Thomas, city clerk, said the phone could be turned off at the end of the program and no long distance call would be made.

· discussed a spring clean up for the city. Thomas said during the month of March a clean up campaign could be held in the districts. During the clean up, residents would be notified that the city would pick up and dispose of large items. Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said the clean up would be posted on monthly bill cards and in the newspapers and on the radio.