Brundidge City Council approves AEC reciprocal agreement

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2003

The Brundidge City Council met to consider a short agenda Tuesday.

Only one item was listed on the agenda and the council acted immediately on it. The council voted to authorize the mayor and city clerk to enter into a reciprocal agreement with Alabama Electric Cooperative that will allow each party to use the other's right of way on North Railroad Ave.

Both the city and AEC are involved in projects to provide service to Southern Classic Food Group.

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Mayor Jimmy Ramage expressed appreciation to the Pike County Veterans Affairs Office and the Brundidge Business Association for the outstanding Salute to Veterans program held on the grounds of the Bass House June 27.

"We also want to congratulate the Brundidge Business Association on the success of the Independence Day Parade Saturday," Ramage said. "There were 50 or more queens from different communities in the area and several from Florida and Georgia in the parade. One man told me that he drove over two hours to bring his daughter to be in the parade. It's exciting when that many people come to Brundidge for our Fourth of July celebration. It's a great promotion for our town."

Council Member Isabell Boyd said the Pike County High School Pride of Pike Marching Band was a great addition to the parade.

"This is the first time in several years that the band has participated," she said. "It's good to see that the school and the community are supporting each other. The cheerleaders were in the parade and the color guard. We were very proud to have them in the parade."

Ramage announced that the regular garbage routes will be run this week, but city employees will be off on Friday, July 4.

Council Member Sherroll Tatom commented that he was not able to get a telephone call through to the police station during a recent power outage.

"That concerns me," he said. "If the telephones at the police station don't work when the electricity is off, then we need to do something about it."

Tatom said E-911 was available for emergency calls, but "they don't' want folks calling asking why their electricity is off."

It was suggested that a generator could solve the problem with the telephones during a power outage.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings are open to the public.