Heavy rains delay Bonifay's sewer/water project

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM.

BONIFAY — Work replacing and expanding the city’s water/sewer system has come to a halt due to the threat of heavy rains, the Bonifay City Council learned on Monday, July 22.

“We most likely won’t be able to resume until some time next week,” explained Zack Worley, representative from Hatch Mott MacDonald. “I would like to inform you that we’re taking every step to make needed adjustments as we go.”

The council approved of $9,700 for a culvert and junction box near Jackson Avenue and to reline the pipe on State Road 79 instead of replacing it, by request of the state Department of Transportation.

The council also approved of donating $500 to the Holmes County Dixie Youth All Stars as they head to the Nationals in Alexandria, La.

“After an undefeated season we won State and now we’ll be heading to Alexandria, La. for the Nationals to represent not only Bonifay but the State of Florida,” said Head Coach Matt Tate. “These kids have worked hard to get where they are and we appreciate all the support you’ve shown. We’ll do our city proud.”

Council agreed to allow the Bonifay Blue Devils’ peewee football team to practice on the large baseball field at the Bonifay Recreational Facility, but requested that no practice is held on Thursdays, due to a local church hosting flag football games for the local children.

“We’ve got over 90 boys and girls playing this year and over 40 cheerleaders and we just needed a little bit more room to play,” said Head Coach Noah Bowen. “We thank you for all you do for us.”

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