Brundidge City Council

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2001

discusses financial matters


Staff Writer

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BRUNDIDGE ­ Members of the Brundidge City Council took care of several items of business during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

City Manager Britt Thomas discussed renewal of $200,000 line of credit that will mature on May 17.

Approximately $60,000 will likely be taken out of a certificate of deposit (CD) to pay the municipality’s insurance premium.

In the past, the premium has been paid for with gas district proceeds, but a change in the district’s fiscal year made that impossible, this year. That change, Thomas said, has created a "cash flow problem" for the city.

"We have to do something to pay the premium," Thomas said.

Taking the CDs and paying the premium, he said, would be "prudent."

Because the council must accept bids, no action was taken on the matter Tuesday.

In other business, the council:

· Set public hearings on two matters for 4 p.m., May 1. The public hearings will give citizens an opportunity to voice favor or opposition to rezoning two locations.

Joe Flowers has requested the vacant building at the corner of Highway 231 Business District be rezoned from residential to business for the possible opening of a package store.

The Morris family has requested the former Piggly Wiggly building be rezoned from commercial to manufacturing for the purpose of opening Southern Classics, which will produce salad dressings and other sauces.

· Authorized Thomas and Mayor Jimmy Ramage to continue negotiations for the purchase of three acres on U.S. 231. If purchased, the city will use that land for a water storage tank.

Ramage would not disclose the cost of the property because of continuing negotiations.

· Selected Sherroll Tatom and Isabell Boyd as delegates to the Alabama League of Municipalities business meeting May 19-22 in Montgomery. Vernon Jackson and Arthur Griffin were chosen as delegates to the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation meeting during that time.

· Members were reminded of Opening Day for little league. Ceremonies will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.