OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Brundidge government moves to new city hall

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

After being at home in the historic Bass House on South Main Street for 27 years, Brundidge City Hall is now at its new location at 200 North Main Street in Brundidge.

On Monday, it was business as usual but at the new location.

Linda Faust, city administrative assistant, said it was not possible for the city to have a soft opening.

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“For us, it was necessary to have a continuation of services for our citizens,” Faust said. “We are looking forward to continuing to serve our citizens from this new location.”

Brundidge Mayor Boyd said she is thrilled with the new Brundidge City Hall.

“This new location will be of great benefit to our citizens,” she said. “It has been a long time coming but I think everyone would agree that it was worth the wait.”

Boyd said the location has changed but citizens can expect the same friendly and timely services that they have enjoyed over the years.

“We are here to serve the people of Brundidge and in the best way possible,” she said. “We now have an up-to-date city hall that will be of benefit to all our citizens. Visitors to Brundidge City Hall will no longer have to walk up steps to get in the building. We now have automatic doors, a drive-thru window and plenty of parking spaces. Our citizens deserve a place like this.”
The cost of the renovation of the former BB&T building for use as a city hall was estimated at $400,000. That figure included the $200,000 purchase of the bank building. However, that figure did not include the replacement of the heating and cooling system.

The majority of the renovation work was done by city workers.

The hub of Brundidge city government has changed locations several times over the years.

In 1940, the Brundidge city clerk’s office was housed in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) building located on the corner of Main and Clio streets. The hub location for the city’s business remained at that location until 1992 when the building was gutted by fire. In that year, Brundidge City Hall was relocated to the Bass House, the home of the Fletcher C. Bass family, a highly respected and regarded Brundidge family. Fletcher Bass came to Pike County in 1856. He was a landowner, store owner, minister, teacher and farmer.

Boyd said the new location of Brundidge City Hall, 200 North Main Street should meet the needs of the city for many years to come.