Bonifay City Council approved plans presented by Hatch Mott MacDonald, pending fulfillment of all state and city requirements, to move forward with building the new Family Dollar on State Road 79 at the juncture of Veteran’s Boulevard during the June 10 meeting.


BONIFAY — Bonifay City Council approved plans presented by Hatch Mott MacDonald, pending fulfillment of all state and city requirements, to move forward with building the new Family Dollar on State Road 79 at the juncture of Veteran’s Boulevard during the June 10 meeting.



“It is going to be an 8,230 square-foot facility and lines up with Veteran’s Boulevard,” said Brian Justice with Hatch Mott MacDonald. “All of our permits are done, with some pending but most cleared.”



City approved Hatch Mott MacDonald’s request to wave half of the impact fee for a larger line under the pretence that the city could use the larger line to support more business and residential growth in that area.



City approved of Resolution 13-15, which allows the state attorney to prosecute those who are in violation of city ordinances.



“It’s what will allow us to enforce our new ordinances through out the city with civil action,” said Bonifay Police Chief Chris Wells.



Lora Ponds, representing the Bonifay Down Home Street Festival, presented a check of $2,000 to the Bonifay Police Department and $3,000 to the Bonifay Fire Department from a portion of the money raised from last year’s event.



“We’ve had yet another successful year and just wanted to thank the community for all of their love and support,” said Ponds. “Sonny Shroyer sent an autographed picture to the ‘great city of Bonifay’ and thanks them for showing him so much loving kindness.”



She said with the money raised they were also able to give a scholarship to a local student and donate $800 to this year’s Relay for Life of Holmes County.



City approved donating $200 to the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration 2013.



“It’s the one put on by the Holmes County Ministerial Association every year with their large fireworks display and free food and games for the family,” said Mayor Lawrence Cloud. “We’ve donated $200 to them every year in the past and they’ve done a lot for the city.”



City approved advertising to bid out resurfacing St. John’s Road from County Road 173 to State Road 79.



“We need to get this done,” said Council member Roger Brooks. “It’s been earmarked to be done and its just been sitting there.”



City approved Proclamation 13-2, recognizing May as Civility Month, promoting civilized behavior amongst friends, neighbors and fellow citizens.



The next scheduled Bonifay City Council meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 24 at the Bonifay City Hall.