Boyd initiates plan to encourage citizens to be involved

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Brundidge City Council held its first regular meeting under the new administration Tuesday night at City Hall. The council’s organizational meeting was November 7 at Pike County High School.

Mayor Isabell Boyd initiated her plan to encourage Brundidge citizens to be actively involved in city government when the council voted at its organizational meeting to change the council meeting’s time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to make the meetings more accessible to those who work. Boyd took another step in that direction Tuesday night when she presented two students as ambassadors for the City of Brundidge for the months of November and December.

 Kemel Flowers and Javarion Runlin were selected city ambassador and will have opportunities throughout November and December to participate in city events and to learn more about how the city works through employee and council member conducted visits.  Kernel will represent District 2 and Javarion will represent District 3. All districts will be represented during the year.

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“It is important for our young citizens to learn about our city and those who make it work,” Boyd said. “The ambassador program will provide them with opportunities to learn and to be involved in functions of the city. They will also get to meet and know those who are involved in the day-to-day operations of the city.”

Boyd said the ambassador program is one of the ideas that will be implemented to increase involvement and interest in the city.

The council approved a resolution that grants permission for the newly elected mayor to sign all documents necessary for the continuation of the city’s loan through the Department of Environmental Management. The city’s  $2 million for the upgrade of the city’s wastewater treatment plant has been reduced to around $500,000.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.