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Brundidge council approves bid for demolition project

By Kendra Majors

In an effort to alleviate dilapidated homes in Brundidge, the city council accepted a bid to demolish 11 parcels of land.

The council voted to accept a $12,780 bid from RW Dunn, Inc., at its Tuesday meeting.

According to City Manager Britt Thomas, the city will notify RW Dunn Inc. to proceed with the project either at the end of the week or the beginning of next week.

Thomas said the city received several bids ranging from $12,780 to more than $70,000.

The project is expected to take about 45 days and should be completed by the end of January or the beginning of February, Thomas said.

For this project and two drainage projects, the city has allotted $473,000, with $73,000 from the city and $400,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA).

Residents in the city of Brundidge will see an increase in their solid waste fee.

Effective Feb.1, the fee will increase from $10 to $11.50 per residential customer.

The increase comes as a result from an increase imposed on the city in July.

“The city has been absorbing the increase for seven months,” said Thomas.

Customers will see the increase on the bill in early February.

Residents could experience brief power outages as the city works ­with PowerSouth Energy Cooperative to change over to the new substation.

Thomas said the city will be working to change the school over to the new one.

The plan, Thomas said, is to get off the old substations and get everything on the new substations as soon as possible.