Bonifay City water/sewer project ready for phase two

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM.

BONIFAY — Bonifay City Council approved paying $34,000 on Monday for an engineering design fee to go into the second phase of the city’s on-going sewer/water line replacement and update project.

Shakil Amin, a representative from Hatch Mott MacDonald, explained that the city was ready to go into phase two of the replacement and update project.

Phase two includes laying 14,000 feet of six-inch linear pipe, paid for with a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“There are no matching funds required,” said Bonifay City Grant Writer Bob Jones. “With the city purchasing the engineering design fee it gives the city considerable points towards the grant.”

Council Member Richard Woodham requested that something be done about the water park at Middlebrooks Park, which is no longer working.

“We need to call the manufacturer and see about getting an estimate on how much it’ll cost to fix it,” said Woodham. “The kids are missing it and it’s getting hot.”

Jones suggested looking into getting a grant to repair it and in the meantime, the city should see how much it would cost to bypass the computer programming and operate it manually until then.

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