Brundidge sidewalk project nears completion

Published 7:23 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020

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The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) sidewalk project in Brundidge is nearing completion and will provide a safe pedestrian walkway for citizens on the north side of town.

That was among the good news delivered to the Brundidge City Council at its Tuesday meeting,

Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said the sidewalks will be of great benefit to the city.

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“The sidewalks will make pedestrian travel safer for people of all ages, especially for our young children,” Boyd said. “Safety is always a priority for our citizens.”

The sidewalks run along Windmill Drive from Veterans Boulevard to Galloway Road and along Galloway Road from 6th Avenue, traveling along Galloway Road, turning south on Henderson Street and east on Veterans Boulevard before ending short of Main Street.

The TAP award to the city was $385,043 and the city’s match is $96,260.75

In other business brought before the council, Willie Wright, assistant city manager, said the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Annual Report submitted by the Brundidge Waste Water Treatment Facility has been reviewed and approved.

Wright said the city’s waste water treatment facility is doing an outstanding job in pollution prevention.

“The wastewater that is treated at the city’s facility is safe enough to drink when is discharged back into the creek,” Wright said. “We are fortunate that the wastewater treatment facility is operating at below capacity, so it will be able to accommodate future industrial growth in the city.”

Linda Faust, city administrative assistant, reviewed the city’s financial with the council. Faust said the city is tracking well during these unprecedented times.

However, the city’s cleanup cost from the straight-line wind storm in April will be reflected in the next month’s budget. Wright expressed appreciation to the city employees for their cleanup efforts following the storm.

“We had trees down all around the city and much of that debris has been picked up,” he said. But, we are still picking up debris and appreciate the cooperation and understanding of our citizens.”

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.