BONIFAY — Bonifay City Council held the second and final reading for Ordinance 385, known as the “Private Property Standards of the City of Bonifay.”
This ordinance outlines code enforcement regarding abandoned personal property, debris, excessive growth, litter, and so on regarding personal property within the Bonifay City limits that is considered unattractive, unhealthy or unsafe to the surrounding residents and visitors and defines penalties, procedures and enforcement allowed for handling such cases.
Copies of this ordinance are available upon request at the Bonifay City Hall.
The council members wanted to remind citizens that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Bonifay City Council will be moved from the evening of Monday, March 25, to Tuesday, March 26 after the elections.
The council approved of Resolution 13-05, Notice of City Election, during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, which “provides for an annual election of officers to be held on the fourth Tuesday in March every year.”
This year’s election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, and will be for the number 1 seat, which is currently being held by Richard Woodham, and the number 3 seat, which is held by Roger Brooks.
The following citizens were appointed to serve at the election: Sarah Bynum as Clerk, Mellie Marell, Rosalie McClain and Katie White as Inspectors and Jess Akins as Bailiff.
For more information contact the Bonifay City Hall at 547-4238.
Council approved of Meme & Pa’s request to close their portion of Depot Street to hold their annual Bike-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude’s Children.
Local resident and co-owner of Brumicon Scott Watkins came before the council to request support from the city for his new website.
“This website was built for the benefit of the city of Bonifay’s economic endeavors,” said Watkins. “There are a lot of resources available online and we’ve provided a free website to help people look for jobs, employers to find employees, classifieds and all this is free to the public.”
Watkins said he had the endorsement of Goodwill Industries, committing to post all their links to current seeking employers and employees through the site as well as the Holmes County Public Library, which provided a link to their website through their own.
“Things like Craigslist and Monster doesn’t really work for this area because it only benefits for places like Panama City or Dothan,” said Watkins. “We’ve developed a site where you can get all that in one location and it’s absolutely free. There is no charge to the city and all we ask is that we get your endorsement for support and add a link to our site through your website.”
City Attorney Lucas Taylor said he would look into it for the city, but he didn’t see any reason restricting the city from endorsing their website through their own.
“Let the attorney look into it,” said Mayor Lawrence Cloud. “I don’t see a problem with it. We’ll put it on the agenda for the next meeting.”
Watkins added that if the council or anyone else would wish to see what they had put together the website was “up and running” and ready for viewing at www.bonifaybusiness.com.
Council member Richard Woodham wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Bonifay Down Home Street Festival, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 15 in Middlebrooks Park with Pickin’ in the Park and will resume from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 around Memorial Park and Memorial Field.