Security cameras installed in Brundidge

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The city manager’s report was the only item on the Brundidge City Council agenda Tuesday. However, the information provided to the Council highlighted relevant projects underway in the city, as well as issues involving the city and upcoming events.

Britt Thomas, city manager, used a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate how security cameras are being used throughout the city.

“We have 15 cameras installed on the main thoroughfares in the City,” Thomas said. “The cameras are also in areas where there have been incidents or where there is potential for concern.”

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Cameras are located at the local schools, at the city barn and wastewater treatment plant and at city parks.

“The system is up and the Brundidge police will be trained in the use of the cameras,” Thomas said.

The Brundidge Annex on South Main Street provides opportunities for people in the Brundidge area to pay their property taxes and get their vehicle tags without having to travel to the courthouse in Troy.

The Revenue Commission Office will have a presence at the Annex from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays through December. Tags may be purchased at the Annex from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. only on Tuesdays. OCAP is at the Annex on Wednesdays.

Thomas addressed the sewage issue at the Jesus Christ Church of God the Bibleway of the Apostolic Faith located at 7307 U.S. Highway 231. He said the church leadership has approached the City about tying onto its sewage system.

“Tying onto the City’s sewage system would be rather expensive because of having to cross a ravine,” he said. “The sewage system at the church was designed to accommodate Sunday church services and Wednesday night services. And, there are other issues that have to be considered. The City’s zoning ordinance doesn’t allow for overnight occupancy or for multi-dwelling.”

Because of the other issues, Thomas said there probably would be no quick fix to the situation.

Thomas said the court proceedings of two cases in which the City is involved are underway.

The cases involving ADEM and Brundidge Acquisitions/Coffee County will be argued in the courthouse in Enterprise Nov. 13-20.

“We have come a long way to this point,” Thomas said. “After Nov. 20, it will be time to wait.”

Pike County High School’s Homecoming will be Oct. 17 and Open House at PCHS will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on that date. All PCHS alumni are invited.

The 23rd Annual Peanut Butter Festival will be on Oct. 25 on the grounds of the City Hall. The City’s Halloween Festival will be on Thursday night Oct. 30.

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