Brundidge to consider recreational facility

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Brundidge City Council is seeking ways to provided additional recreational opportunities for the city’s residents. Today, an architect will be in town to present to City Manager Britt Thomas preliminary drawings and cost estimates for a proposed recreation facility on the city’s recently purchased property on South Main Street that is adjacent to city-owned Ramage Park.

Thomas said the council has asked him to get drawings that would provide for a building and parking lot on the property.

“The building would have a playing area, concessions, restrooms and, perhaps, a locker room,” Thomas said. “This building would be a multipurpose facility, not just a basketball court.”

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Thomas will report the architect’s preliminary drawings and cost estimates to the council at its February 5 meeting.

Thomas said renovations continue on the former BB&T building on North Main Street. Once completed, the former bank building will be the new home of Brundidge City Hall.

Thomas said the building should be completed around that last of April or the first of May. That will be within the 18-month framework of the project.

However, Thomas the completion date depends on the schedules of the contractors who will do the finishing work.