CHIPLEY – Members of Chipley City Council considered several items for action when they met in workshop Thursday.
Among items the council is expected to vote on in the upcoming Tuesday regular session is the extending of the contract with Waste Management for another three-year term, following a trend initially set in 2003.
Council members are also expected to approve an update to the garbage collection services ordinance that will bring the ordinance in line with a rate increase plan already in effect. Residential customers have seen a $6 increase to their bill, with service fees rising from $13.79 to $20.04 in increments since the ordinance was first adopted more than a decade ago.
Also discussed were two resolutions to accept supplemental agreements from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for ongoing improvement projects.
FDOT has allotted another $3,753 to cover engineering services for the Fifth Street drainage work, bringing the project total to $35,234.
FDOT is also allocating an additional $21,772 for the Pine Avenue sidewalk project after the city reported bids coming in higher than expected. The project total for the work is now $48,879, with the contract anticipated to be awarded to BCL Civil Contractors.
The Chipley Police Department has also had some improvements with two Dodge Chargers being added to its patrol fleet. The cars replace two Crown Victoria patrol vehicles, year models 2006 and 2008, which are no longer used. The department is set to soon dispose of the decommissioned patrol units as surplus.
Council members were also advised the update to Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) plan is complete. The council is expected to approve the new plan Tuesday, which includes updates on funding sources, new statistics and demographics, the CRA vision, goals, objectives and redevelopment strategies.
In other items, the council approved the appointment of Tracy Andrews to the Chipley Planning and Zoning Board for another three-year term.
Chipley City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13.