BONIFAY – A proposal for a survey on the old Bonifay Middle School property was approved by the Bonifay City Council when they met in regular session on August 13.

Dewberry Engineers provided a proposal to survey the property being deeded to the city by the Holmes County School Board in the amount of $1,500. The council unanimously approved Dewberry for the job.

Also at the meeting, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rebecca Prince approached the council with a request for help with volunteers to participate in the Sept. 15 Community Day of Service. The service day is an opportunity for the community to work together to clean up of the City’s parks, pressure washing sidewalks, paint where needed, plant flowers and pick up trash.

Prince asked the council if they would like to help volunteer or make a donation to help cover costs.

"We would love to have you come and help if you can," said Prince. "We would like to paint the planters that are placed throughout town that belong to the city. We would like your permission to paint them and plant flowers in them as well. If there are any resources that could be put toward this, we would greatly appreciate them.

The goal of the clean up day is to make Bonifay more attractive to the guests that will attend the rodeo. The council told Prince to return to the council with an estimate for approval of how much she would need to cover the costs of paint and flowers.

In other business, Bonifay Kiwanis Club submitted their application to close down the route for the rodeo parade to be held on October 5 and 6 at 1 p.m.. The council approved the request.

Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on August 27.