Splash pad back on Brundidge council agenda

Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Brundidge City Council worked from a three-item agenda at its Tuesday meeting that included a discussion about the installation of a splash pad on city property on Veterans Boulevard.

The city has twice made application for Community Block Development Grant funding for a splash pad park but the applications have not been approved. However, City Manager Britt Thomas said the city would not seek grant funding for the proposed splash pad project. Rather, the splash pad would be funded 100 percent with city dollars at a cost of about $200,000. Thomas said the project would not include the walking trail and other amenities included in the grant applications.

No action was taken by the council and the splash pad project will be an agenda item on the council’s next meeting, which will be at 1:30 p.m. December 18, following the city’s holiday luncheon.

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In other business, the council voted 4-0 in favor of the mayor’s recommendation of Jana Blair Ellis to fill the city prosecutor’s vacancy due to the election of Steven Curtis as Pike County’s district judge. Council Member Margaret Ross, District 3, was not in attendance.

Thomas said there were three applicants for city prosecutor.

The council voted to give city employees both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25 as holidays.

Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Lighting Ceremony, which is sponsored by the Brundidge Business Association, involves students from the elementary and high schools in Brundidge and is highly anticipated throughout the community.

“We always look forward to the parade and to the lighting of our Christmas lights and the community Christmas tree,” Boyd said. “We have a big crowd and a lot of fun welcoming the Christmas season to Brundidge.”

The council met at 4 p.m. Tuesday in order for the mayor and council members to participate in the city’s Christmas parade at 6 p.m., which is the council’s usual meeting time.

The Brundidge City Council regularly 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.