Revenue commissioner satellite office opens in Brundidge

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 4, 2001

Staff Writer

The Pike County Revenue Commissioner Office has taken liberty with the old cliche, "Don’t call me, I’ll call you."

Curtis Blair, revenue commissioner, has said to the people of the Brundidge area, "You don’t have to come to us, we’ll come to you."

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And, he did just that.

On Tuesday, the Revenue Commissioner Office opened a satellite office in Brundidge, making it the first county office to open an office out in the county, Blair said.

"We realized that some people have difficulty in getting to the courthouse in Troy because of various circumstances," Blair said. "We want to make our office as easily accessible as possible and the best way was to open a satellite office in Brundidge."

Brundidge is the second largest municipality in Pike County and serves a large number of people in the south end of the county. Residents in the nearby communities, Tarentum, Tennille, Hamilton Crossroads will benefit from the satellite office as perhaps residents of the Enon, Shiloh, Monticello, Banks and Josie communities.

"A number of citizens had suggested a satellite office would be a good service for the Revenue Commissioner Office to offer," Blair said. "We considered it and thought that it would be a great help to many people. I talked with Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas and the city council offered us office space in Brundidge Station at no cost to our office. The Pike County Commission put in the telephone system and the county is providing the staff and equipment. We appreciate all of the assistance from the city of Brundidge and the county commission. Without them, this would not be possible."

The satellite office of the Pike County Revenue Commissioner Office will be open one day a week, Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Residents will be able to pay personal property tax and real estate tax, purchase decals for mobile homes and apply for over 65 exemptions at the satellite office.

"This is going to be a convenient way for people to have access to the Revenue Commissioner Office," Blair said. "This is a service we are proud to offer and we are proud to have a presence in Brundidge."