CHIPLEY – Chipley City Council approved of Washington County Planning and Zoning’s recommendation during their meeting on Tuesday night to approve Jamey Lane’s request for a development order to construct a drive thru convenient store on the northwest corner of State Road 77 and Chestnut Hill Street.
“Planning and Zoning reviewed the application thoroughly before submitting it to the city for approval,” said City Administrator Dan Miner. “There were some adjustments that needed to be made but it was all discussed and approved at the Planning and Zoning meeting. The store will be much like the one in Graceville and will include access from Chestnut Street and a retention pond.”
Lane informed the Council that he was hoping to have the store open by the first of October.
“It is a great idea,” said Council member Karen Rustin. “I love the one in Graceville; it is so convenient.”
· Council approved Ordinance 929, which renews the city’s existing contract with Waste Management for another three years. Miner assured the Council that there were no variations between the two contracts and the price remains the same.
· Mayor Linda Cain also informed the Council that a resident was having issues with their ditch and Miner agreed to have Public Works look into the matter to see what could possibly be done.
· Miner informed the Council that former Council member Price Wilson was currently residing at the Washington County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center if they wished to visit him.
· Miner reminded the Council that the Watermelon Festival is on June 27, with the Watermelon Parade starting at 10 a.m.
· Council members discussed the possibility of temporarily putting the city’s siren back up at least for the upcoming hurricane season.