BONIFAY — The Bonifay City Council approved to pay $2,300 to replace manholes on McGee Street during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.
City Grant Writer Bob Jones informed the council that so far they were under budget. They were awarded $566,000 and have spent $480,000. Jones said if this continued it was possible to expand to add an additional area to the project, however advised the Council that it was still too much that could happen between this area and the next.
One of the best occurrences because of the grant, said Jones, was the replacement of the asbestos water line on Weeks Street.
City Superintendent Jack Marell asked if it was possible that they would be finished by April 7, saying that it didn’t seem possible to him.
Jones assured him that if the progress remained steady that the April 7 deadline was more then possible.
Council member Adren Granger, Jr. asked if anyone else was receiving complaints about water containing fluoride, becoming brown or containing dirt.
“That’s something commonly found when water lines are being replaced,” said Mayor Lawrence Cloud. “More then likely the sediment they are seeing is chlorine sediment that has been knocked loose during the pipe replacement.”
Cloud also said that some were complaining about water slowing down in their sink tap, so he advised that if they were to unscrew the nozzle and knock out the sediment then it would fix that problem.
City Superintendent Jack Marell asked that any if any council member receive a complaint to contact him and he would see what he could do to alleviate the problem.
“Bear with us a couple of days and we’ll have it cleared,” said Marell.
The council approved to pay Bush’s Paint $1,342 to replace the carpeting in the council chambers and replace the tile in the council’s kitchen.
“I’ve looked at it and Jerri’s looked at it and these darks spots just won’t come out,” said Cloud. “They’ve said that the 21 ounce would start fraying in 10 years so I suggest that we go with the 26 ounce for additional durability.”
The council approved of paying Robert Griffin $680 to clean the city hall.
“This is a one time cleaning,” said Cloud. “We don’t have anyone other then ourselves to keep this place clean, however we don’t have the equipment needed to do certain tasks, like buffing the floors.”
A code enforcement workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Bonifay City Hall.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Bonifay City Hall.