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Brundidge to expand city park

The Brundidge City Council voted Tuesday to purchase 1.38 acres on South Main Street that is adjacent to the city’s recreation park in order to extend the park area. The purchase price is $25,000.

Council Member Arthur Lee Griffin, District 2, said the purchase has been a long time coming and expressed his pleasure in acquiring the property for city use.

The council also voted in favor of a Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Program Grant that would be used to construct sidewalks in the Galloway/Windmill street area. The total grant will be $385,000 with the city’s match at $98,000. The council voted for Mayor Isabell Boyd and Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas to execute the necessary documents for the grant application.

The council considered and approved a resolution that would allow modifications to the AT&T tower on South Main Street. David Andrews, who represented AT&T, said the 340-foot tower has six antenna and, with the city’s approval, three antennas will be removed and replaced with new antennas. The upgrades will be capable of providing First Net service to the area.

In other business, the council declared a city tractor and police car surplus property so that the vehicles may be sold.

Council Member Christ Foster, District 5, had asked for the mayor’s consent to appoint new city ambassadors. Foster said he has selected the ambassadors and they will be recognized at the council’s next regular meeting.

Boyd gave a report that included the community meeting at Collier’s on Main on Thursday. The meeting was designed to gain input from the citizens as to ways to re-vitalize and re-energize Brundidge.

Boyd said the next community meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on September 10 at Brundidge Station. She said the power outage Friday night was not on Brundidge.
The council members had no remarks.

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.