CHIPLEY – An application to the Florida Job Growth grant for $5.8 million was approved for submission when the Chipley City Council met in special session Thursday.

The funds will aid in purchasing land to be used as an additional capacity sprayfield. The 485-acre tract of land is located south of Interstate 10 and would serve the city for many years to come, and will help with development south of the 77 corridor.

If the funding would become available, the city would be in a position to close the three current sprayfields in use and would also allow the county to benefit from the growth south of Chipley.

The enterprise fund portion of the City of Chipley budget was discussed when Chipley City Council met in workshop prior to the special session.

The proposed budget of $5,321,835 includes water, sewage, gas and garbage revenues. The largest revenue source will come from sewage fees totaling $1,147,825.

The council will meet again in workshop to discuss the general fund portion of the budget next week.

Chipley City Council will meet again in workshop at 4 p.m. on September 6 followed by regular workshop at 5 p.m.