Brundidge City Council amends budget

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The main item on the Brundidge City Council’s Tuesday meeting was to review Budget Amendment No. 1 and to consider Resolution No. 2015-10 which would amend the budget as recommended.

Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas reviewed the line items to be amended with a resulting surplus reduction from $235,477 to $207,148. The council approved the resolution to amend the budget.

Thomas told the council that the Energy Efficient Grant for which the city had applied came in over budget. He recommended that the council reject all bids for the project. The council voted as Thomas recommended.

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The council considered the two bids for the grass cutting at local cemeteries. BanDanner’s bid was in at $585 per cutting and Wayne Grant bid $525 per cutting. The council voted to accept the low bid and awarded the bid to Grant.

The bid is for the grass cutting for the City Cemetery on South Main Street, the cemetery on the corner of Hardshell Road and Lee Street and the church cemetery on Galloway Road. The city assumes responsibility for cutting Lakeview Cemetery on the north side of town.

Council Member Cynthia Pearson was appointed the voting delegate for both the ALM Business Meeting and the AMIC Annual Business Meeting at the League of Municipalities Convention in Tuscaloosa in May. Council Member Betty Baxter will be the alternate voting delegate at the ALM Business Meeting. Alternate voting will be by proxy at the AMIC meeting.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport gave a report on his department. He said there is a significant increase in the number of reports of theft of prescription medications.

Davenport said it appears that the thefts are reported after people have been inside the house and left.

“These aren’t break-ins,” he said. “And, some of them could be false reports of thefts of medicine. But this is becoming a big problem.”

Davenport said no information has surfaced about the hit-and-run accident that occurred on Highway 231 in Brundidge the night of Jan. 31. The car was an older model Honda Civic. The car lost its front bumper, headlight and Honda emblem in the crash that injured a Brundidge woman.

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