Brundidge moves destruction project ahead

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Brundidge City Council held a public hearing prior to its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall to give the owners of property that had been added to the city’s demolition project an opportunity to discuss their options with the council.

One property owner was present and gave consent.

At its regular meeting, the council passed individual resolutions declaring 15 properties abandoned or neglected and added to the list of properties to be demolished.

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The properties are 307 Pine Street, owners Michael H. Johnson and Marsha Johnson; Roma Place-Hardshell and East End Circle, owners Grant Holland, Mose and Tulley Damas; 620 Wilkins Street, owners Cynthia and Mitchell Pearson; 373/594 7th Ave, owner Mildred F. Davis; 448 Leona Place, owners Doris Mae Townsend and others; 208 Veterans Parkway, owners Harold C. and Ivy J. Towns; 230 Lawson Street, Jerome Flowers; 1074 Galloway Road, owner Johnnie Hall; 711 McGuire Street, owner Hobdy Carlisle Jr.; 647 McGuire Street, owners Courtney N. Starks and Santoya C. Baxter; 422 6th Avenue, owners Jamison White and others; 333 Fleming Street, owner Rebecca Scott; 422 Mike Street, owners Thomas and Kenyetta Finn; 644 North Main Street, owners Mary Terry, Eugene Leonard and Lisa Leonard; 7th Street, owners Margaret Pierson and Evelyn, Caressa and Terrence M.

The $40,000 demolition project is a budget line item.

Bids for the demolition project will be opened next week.

In other business, the Council voted to accept the quote of $159,440 from HD Supply Waterworks for AMI electric meters that will be compatible with he city’s water meter project.

The Council also voted to establish a 12-month line of credit in the amount of $175,000 at a local financial institution with the lowest interest bid.

Britt Thomas, city manager, said the funds will be used when necessary.

The Brundidge City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.