Brundidge district plans are flawed

Published 6:38 am Thursday, December 22, 2011

The City of Brundidge will be back at the drawing board after officials discovered the data they used for a redistricting plan was flawed.

The city council met Tuesday and discussed plans to engage the State Reapportionment Committee, as Pike County did, to come up with an adjusted plan for redistricting.

“We’ve got to start over,” said City Manager Britt Thomas. “But we’ve got a little more time than the county did.”

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Brundidge will hold their elections in August, whereas the Pike County primaries are in March.

Thomas said Brundidge used the same demographer as Pike County. Geographically located residents of District 2 were counted as being in District 1.

Also discussed at the city council meeting:

• The council approved to send a pre-application to the Alabama Drinking Water Revolving Loan Program not to exceed $975,000 for water department improvements

• The council approved to purchase a police car to replace one damaged in a crash where the other party was at fault.

• A public hearing was held to present a proposed-draft regarding a long-term comprehensive strategic plan. No movement was made on the issue.