Mayor of Panama City Beach visits Bonifay

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 15:33 PM.

“We’re trying to bring some culture to the beach,” she said. “We’re adding 58 more bathrooms to Pier Park and when I mentioned this while waiting in line to the women’s restroom and got a standing ovation.”

Oberst said there would also be an upcoming festival site, which will be parking during events and three soccer fields when it wasn’t in use.

“There’s a 3,000-acre conservation park with nature trails and board walks free to the public that came from efforts with every environmental conservation agency in Florida to stop putting reused water into the Bay,” she said. “We’ve used Department of Transportation grants to pave nine miles outside the parks. We’re transforming Front Beach Road to include a mass transient lane and underground utilities.”

They’ve completed three streets and one section of Front Beach Road, according to Oberst.

“We’ve completed the place in front of Pineapple Willie’s,” she said. “It is beautiful with places to walk and sit and wander it leisure. This is an exciting development for our area.”

She also thanked Bonifay for being an area that helps traffic arrive in Panama City Beach.

“Since you’re helping us get traffic to us we’ve had over 200,000 visit our area last weekend alone,” said Oberst. “Things are going very well for Spring Break, we’ve only had one casualty who drank himself to death. We’ve increased our protection efforts, there’s more security and they’re more strict.”



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