Brundidge City Council rejects billiard hall request

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A unanimous vote by the Brundidge City Council Tuesday night denied the request by Felicia Glasco for a business license to operate a billiard table on North Main Street.  Council Member Chris Foster, District 5, had asked, at the previous meeting, that the request be tabled in order to obtain more information. Glasco was on the council’s agenda Tuesday night but did not attend.

Willie Wright, Pike County High School principal, was invited to the meeting to update the council on the Pike County High School recreation program.

Wright said the recreation program includes four sports – football, basketball, baseball and softball.

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“The football program is for ages 9-11 with 34 participants in the 11-12 age group and 26 in the 9-10 age group,” Wright said. “We have cheerleaders for the football programs and usually we have about 15.”

He said the rec league basketball program is very popular among all ages.

“We have added a new league for ages 14-16,” Wright said. “We added that age group in an effort to get more kids involved.

The summer baseball and softball programs are getting underway. The Dixie Boys will play in Troy. The Pike County Recreation Program offers Belles softball for ages 15.

“We need more involvement from the parents in our recreation programs and more coaches,” Wright said.
Mayor Isabell Boyd expressed appreciation to Wright for the way recreation program is being run but also said that not everybody plays ball.

“We have recently received a grant that will allow us to offer more in the way of the arts,” Wright said. The grant funds will make it possible to offer opportunities for students to participate in the visual arts and the performing arts, he said.

Mayor Isabell Boyd introduced Queenetta Jones as an assistant at Brundidge City Hall.

Max Mobley of Polyengineering gave an update on the change order for the city’s CWSRLF (clean water) project. The changes include replacing 4-inch pipes with 6-inch pipes, adding drain tiles in specified areas and installing a new bore at the Lawson Street pumping station.

City residents Jimmy Hollis and Annette Bryan expressed concerns with city streets. Hollis said the speed bumps that have been installed on Henderson Street will “knock the bottom” out of vehicle and requested that they be lowered.

“I’m not asking that the speed bumps be removed,” Hollis said “They are just too high.”

Bryan said the worst street in town is Hinwal Drive.

“Going onto and off  S.A. Graham Blvd. from Hinwal Drive the street condition – potholes and bumps — is so bad that it will knock the front end off your car,” she said. “It’s a hazard. Other city streets have been resurfaced and Hilwal Drive needed it much worse.”
In closing action, Boyd appointed Amanda Green and Molly Casey to the board of the  Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.