BONIFAY – Bonifay City Council declined the interlocal agreement concerning Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT) formula for splitting the funds between the county and each municipality.

In June, Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, met with representatives from Noma, Bonifay, Esto, Westville and Ponce de Leon to discuss the disbursement of the LOGT funds.

The current interlocal agreement has been in place for nearly 30 years with Ponce de Leon asking for a bigger slice of the pie back in 2013. The new agreement stated that the county would lose one percent taking them to 85 percent and the city of Bonifay losing half a percent taking them to nine and a half percent. Ponce de Leon would move up from one percent to two and a half percent and the remaining municipalities at their original one percent.

The agreement was to last for five years and then move to the statutory formula. This would give each municipality time to gather all transportation expenditures over the five year span to be used to calculate the formula.

Bonifay City Council declined the agreement when they met in regular session August 28. Because Bonifay declined the agreement the statutory formula will begin next fiscal year.

 A first reading of an annexation ordinance for a parcel of land on Sun Lake was approved. The second reading and official annexation of the property into the city will be held on September 11. The land is part of the 79 Corridor Project and will be included on the newest Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Overlay.

The first reading of an ordinance concerning the updated FLUM, Overlay and Comprehensive plan was also approved by the board with the second reading also being on September 11.

In other business, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce will be taking over the Downhome Street Fest from the city and will be held on March 17, 2018.

Bonifay Police Chief Chris Wells brought a bid for a security system at the Police Department and Fire Station. The installation from ADT has a $1603.28 with a monthly cost of $55.86.

Bonifay Kiwanis Club came before the council to request approval to hold the annual Bull Run 5-K on September 30 at Middlebrooks Park. The request was approved.

Roberts and Roberts was awarded the Cook Street resurfacing contract for $7,500 after approval from the council.

Trick or Treating will be held on October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on September 11.