Sidewalk work gets underway

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The City of Brundidge sidewalk project will get underway this week with city crews moving poles and electric lines along S.A. Graham Blvd. to make way for the construction of sidewalks from the existing sidewalks on the boulevard to the Chevron Station on U.S. Highway 231. The sidewalk project will also include walkways on Galloway Road.

At the Tuesday’s meeting of the Brundidge City Council, Major Jimmy Ramage said work on the sidewalks will be done concurrently.

The mayor also announced that the city will, once again, sponsor Camp Brundidge, a summer program to provide educational and recreational activities for the city’s youth Camp Brundidge will begin on June 6 with a break the week of the Fourth of July and end on July 22.

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Ramage said the Magnolia Vegetable Processors’ project is attracting a lot interest from outside the area. “A Greyhound bus load of agents from the Auburn Extension Service were in town Monday to tour Southern Classic Foods and to learn more about MVP,” Ramage said. “When MVP is up and running, it will give area farmers another commodity for their operations.”

Ramage said farmers are always looking for ways to diversity and growing vegetables could be an option for many of them.

The council members reviewed the FY 2016 February Financials and found that the city is on track with its budget.

Ramage reminded the council members of the PRAISE luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 27 at Troy Country Club and also of Fun Day at the Pike Regional Child Advocacy in Troy on Saturday, April 30. He said the council members have been invited to sit in the dunking booth and help raise funds for the CAC. There were no volunteers.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport gave a report on department activity. Davenport’s report included traffic stops and eight thefts, most of which involved shoplifting.

Ramage said the Pike County High School men’s basketball team will invite to attend the council’s May 3 meeting. Ramage said the council would like to honor the team, which has the distinction of being the first PCHS basketball team to reach the Final Four in the state playoffs.

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