BONIFAY - Improvements are coming to Memorial Field's campsites.
Jason French of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club advised Bonifay City Council members of the pending upgrades Monday when Bonifay City Council met in regular session.
French stated the upgrades will take place over the next three years and will include the installation of water and electricity hook-ups in an effort to make the sites more conducive to RVs. The improvements exclude the area east of the softball field.
Pending approval at the Thursday meeting of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club, an agreement has been tentatively reached between the City of Bonifay, Holmes County School Board and Bonifay Kiwanis that provides the school board and Kiwanis Club will reimburse the city for the cost of the needed culvert pipe, and the city will cover labor costs. The pipe will be used for drainage at Memorial Field, where it will run underground to disperse at McGee Street.
The council also approved an amendment to accept the Commercial Intent Overlay and Future Land Map prepared by the West Florida Regional Planning Commission. The amendment approves the overlays, which run along State Road 79 to offer development planning flexibility by attaching a commercial designation to parcels in the zoned areas without changing the current land use unless the property owner decides to sell the land for commercial use and without affecting property taxes.
City Attorney Michelle Jordan was tasked by the council to update the city charter to include amendments made over the past several years and to make other revisions to improve the charter's clarity.
In other items, council members approved City Clerk Beverly Gilley's request to begin advertising for a bookkeeping position at City Hall to fill the position vacated last Friday.
Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m., April 24.