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Brundidge Council hosts champion Bulldogs

The Brundidge City Council welcomed the Pike County High School AHSAA Men’s 3A State Basketball Champions to its Tuesday meeting. Mayor Isabell Boyd congratulated the players and the coaching staff on an outstanding season with an amazing finish.

“For the first time in school history, the Pike County High School Bulldogs’ basketball team has won a state championship,” Boyd said. “We are proud of their accomplishments and congratulate them and their coaches. We appreciate all their hard work and understand the dedication and discipline that is required of champions.”

Boyd said the state championship brings honor to the PCHS student body, the school, the city of Brundidge and the entire Pike County community.

The mayor presented a proclamation to the PCHS state basketball champions declaring the week of March 1-7 “Champions Week” in Brundidge.

“We ask that all Brundidge citizens join us, the mayor and council, in honoring Pike County High School and its champions,” the mayor said.

A parade honoring the champions will be at 5 p.m. Friday and will follow a Main Street route from Brundidge City Hall to the PCHS gymnasium for a short program.

During the council’s business meeting, the members considered an agreement with Poly, Inc. for construction engineering and inspection service for the city’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) sidewalk project which was awarded to Triple J Construction in the amount of $364,975.

The TAP award to the city is $385,043 and the city’s match is $96,260.75. The project cost is $53,000 less than the estimated cost.  If there is a way to utilize the extra dollars to benefit the city, that will be a consideration for the council, the mayor said.

The sidewalks will 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.

In council action, the members voted to enter into the agreement with Poly, Inc. to have professional engineering services and inspection performed consisting of construction engineering and inspection for the construction of the city’s TAP project.

The city will pay Poly, Inc. total compensation of $48,026.

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