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Brundidge Council updates status of community events

The Brundidge City Council discussed the changes that were necessary in the city’s application for a Land Water Conservation Fund grant at its Tuesday meeting at Brundidge City Hall.

Britt Thomas, city manager, said the LWCF Grant application included plans to install playground equipment at both the Galloway Park and Rampage Park sites. However, the LWCF Grant does not allow funding at two sites. Therefore, Thomas said, the council would have to make a decision as to which site would better serve the community.

Council Member Christ Foster, District 5, made the motion for the playground site to be at Galloway Park. Council Members, Betty Baxter, District 1, Michelle Griffin, District 2 and Margaret Ross, District 3, voted in favor of the motion. Byron Gaynor voted in opposition.

A first reading of the Flood Prevention Ordinance was held that updates the ordinance of 1994.

Thomas said the overall object of the ordinance is to prevent issues of flooding similar to the longtime occurrences on Johnson Street.

A first reading of an ordinance related to the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library regarding the handing of late fees and lost book charges that are owed to the library. The ordinance has not been updated in several years.

Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd gave council members an update on the status of events and activities in the city that are being influenced by the coronavirus.

“As for the city, we are following the guidelines that are handed down to us,” Boyd said. “Our recreation department is closed. The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is open but programs and meeting have been canceled.

“The library’s computers are available for necessary work but not for entertainment. While books are available for checkout, EBooks are encouraged.”

Boyd said the banquet for the Pike County High School 3-A Boys State Championship team has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Student lunches are available for pickup from 9 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday at Pike County Elementary School.

“No decision has been made about the community Easter Sunrise Service on April 12,” Boyd said. “However, ministers of our local churches are considering going ahead with the service. That is something we need to keep in mind.”

Boyd said applications were available at city hall Monday and Tuesday for those seeking part-time employment as census takers. The response was good with between 18 and 20 applications received.

The installation of Rotary Club benches around the city has been completed, with the installation of a bench at Brundidge City Hall.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.