Bonifay approves Holmes County Interlocal Agreement

Bonifay Council

Resident Brianne Harrison came before the Bonifay City Council to request approval to hold the first Blair’s Blessings 5K Run for GBS Awareness, named after her infant daughter, Blair Lynn Harrison who passed away because of the disease.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 05:46 PM.

BONIFAY – Bonifay City Council approved to sign the interlocal agreement sent by the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners during the June 24 meeting after recommendation from City Attorney Lucas Taylor.

The interlocal agreement is an agreement between the county and the City of Bonifay as to the percentage the city receives from the gas tax collected, which is currently 10 percent.

“It is the same as the agreement signed in 2007 and you’ve got one of two choices,” Taylor said. “One is to accept the 10 percent and two is to decline to sign and accept the percentage based on an equation of travel expenses of the city versus the travel expenses of the county. I can assure you, with that calculation what you’d be looking at will be less than 10 percent.”

  • Council approved the first Blair’s Blessings 5K Run for GBS Awareness to be held at 7 a.m. on July 19 at Middlebrooks Park in Bonifay. Organizing the run is resident Brianne Harrison, who lost her daughter to Group B Strep who explained that the run is to promote awareness and raise money for the Group B Strep International. For more information visit Facebook under Blair’s Blessings 1st Annual 5k Run for GBS Awareness.
  • Scott Watkins with Brumicon proposed an emergency app for the City of Bonifay that would allow city employees access to law enforcement at a push of a button at no cost to the city. The city agreed to table the issue until Taylor could review the details thoroughly.
  • Council member Roger Brooks informed the council even though they are no longer under a franchise agreement the residents were still having issues with the cable company, Mediacom, continually raising fees and having horrible service. He said even though the city sent letters, nothing was done to improve services, the only recommendation was to get another provider and stated this matter only to be placed on the minutes for record.
  • Brooks also informed the city council to be prepared for a large number of people coming to Bonifay during the weekend, with hundreds attending the baseball tournament on Saturday, June 28 and thousands attending the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration on June 29. Both being held at the Bonifay Recreational Center.

The next scheduled meeting of the Bonifay City Council is set for 6 p.m. on July 14.

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