Brundidge council meets

Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Brundidge City Council worked from a short agenda at its first April meeting on Tuesday.

The council considered a request from Pike County EMA Director Jeanna Barnes. She told the council members that it is a requirement that the Southeast Alabama Regional Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan be updated every five years. She said there are benefits to the plan that favor the city as well as individual citizens. Barnes recommended that the council adopt the resolution, which it did unanimously.

Barnes said Gov. Robert Bentley had just declared a state-of-emergency in anticipation of Wednesday’s threatening weather conditions.

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The council appointed Council Member Byron Gaynor, District 4, as the city’s first alternate for the AMIC Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, May 20 and for the ALM Annual Business Meeting on May 22. Council Member Chris Foster, District 5, was appointed the second alternate delegate for both meetings.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport gave a report on activities in his department during the month of March with domestic violence and criminal mischief, topping the report. Theft of property, burglaries and dog reports were also prevalent on the report. Eleven arrests were made during the month.

Mayor Isabell Boyd expressed concern about litter within the city, especially on Veterans Blvd.

“Don’t dump on Brundidge,” she said. “We don’t want our city trashed.”

Boyd encouraged the council members and the community to support the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library’s Car Show, Easter Egg Hunt and related activities on Saturday.

The council members also had concerns about litter in Brundidge as well as noise coming from “truck pipes,” boom boxes and late night parties in residential areas.

Davenport said his department would address the concerns.

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