Brundidge council talks options for CDBG grants

Published 9:44 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Brundidge City Council discussed potential projects for a Community Development Block Grant application at its Tuesday meeting.

Britt Thomas, city manager,  said he has discussed the grant application with Ashton Hutchinson, grant coordinator, and house demolition could be a consideration. Council Member Margaret Ross suggested a grant application for six-inch water lines on streets where four-inch lines exist.

Thomas said a combination grant that includes both house demolition and the upgrading of the water lines on Oak, Ramage and Lee streets would give a grant application a better opportunity for acceptance.

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The council will consider the grant application at its next meeting in two weeks.

Mayor Isabell Boyd presented a proclamation declaring the week of April 7-13, National Library Week in Brundidge. Boyd said the city’s Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is an outstanding library and provides services for all ages.

Garneshia Lampley, children’s services coordinator, and Amber Brantley, administrative assistant, accepted the proclamation with expressed appreciation for the city’s support.

Thomas informed the council that he had received notification that it will be business as usual at Dr. Charles Linguitt’s office beginning Monday. At the council’s last meeting in March, it was reported there would be a change in ownership.

“The doctor’s office is closed this week but will open as usual on Monday,” Thomas said.

The council considered and approved Amendment No. 1 to the city’s FY2019 budget.

Boyd said the city summer recreation program is getting underway and plays are to have an opening ceremony for the summer ball teams. She said Council Members Betty Baxter, Arthur Lee Griffin and Byron Gaynor joined her in attending the banquet for the House of Hope on Friday night. The facility will be a transition home for women ages 18 and older who have completed the Adult Teen Challenge Program for those struggling with life-controlling problems.

Boyd said the Community Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 13 on the library grounds and encouraged parents to mark that date on the calendar. The mayor also said entries are wanted for the upcoming Miss and Little Miss Brundidge pageants.

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.