Brundidge keeps 2012 budget

Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Brundidge City Council worked from a one-item agenda at its Tuesday meeting.

The council voted to continue the operation of the city under the fiscal year 2012 budget.

Mayor Jimmy Ramage said that, because of the recent illness of the city manager, the FY 2013 budget was not ready for adoption by Oct. 1, 2012.

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He recommended that city operate temporarily under the FY 2012 budget and amendments made to the budget.

“Capital expenditures are not included in the budget,” Ramage said. “For example, expenditures for the police vehicles were not included so it was those type of amendments that were made.”

Ramage said the city will be able to work as is under the old budget until the time a new budget is approved.

Joe Connell, a resident of District, expressed appreciation to the council for the removal of debris at the end of the runway of the old Brundidge airport.

“It didn’t take long and it was sure appreciated,” Connell said.

Ramage, council members and residents outlined a busy October in the city.

The run-off elections for positions on the city council will be Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the auction building on North Main Street.

“This will be the last time voting in the city elections will be held at the old Haisten Building,” Ramage said. “Future voting for city elections will be at Brundidge Station.

On the ballots for city council will be Anthony Foster and Margaret Ross in District 3 and Betty Baxter and Lawrence Bowden in District 1. The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the fall production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” go on sale today at Rue’s Antique building or by calling (334) 735-3125.

October events in Brundidge will be the Tin Man: Charlie Lucas in “Miss Kathryn and Me” at the We Piddle Around Theater at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are available by calling (334) 735-3125. The Joe the Dog Contest is set for Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Knox Ryals Pavilion. The March for Jesus will be Saturday, Oct. 20 beginning at Galloway Park with activities to follow at the park.

The annual Brush Arbor Singing will be Oct. 24 at the Knox Ryals Pavilion with the 21st Annual Peanut Butter Festival on Oct. 27 in downtown Brundidge.

The Brundidge Fall Festival will be Oct. 30 on the lawn of City Hall.

Brundidge residents are encouraged to participate in all the city has to offer in October.