BONIFAY – A first reading of Ordinance No. 404 was held September 10 when the Bonifay City Council met in regular session. The ordinance pertains to due dates, collection procedures, and cut off procedures of water services.

The ordinance states bills are due on the first of each month and will be deemed late if not paid in full by 4 p.m. on the fifteenth of the month. A late fee will then be added to the bill totaling 10-percent of the bill due. Should any bill, including the late fee, remain unpaid by 4 p.m. on the 24th of the month, immediate disconnection and cessation of services to the premises will be made. To return service to the premises, all monies due plus a $25.00 reconnection fee will be required to reconnect during business hours. Should reconnection be requested outside of normal business hours, a $50 fee will be assessed.

A final reading and approval of the ordinance will be held at the next regular session council meeting. Copies of the ordinance can be requested at City Hall.

A budget workshop is set for September 13 at 5p.m. with budget hearings set for September 17 and 27, both at 5 p.m..

In other items, trick-or-treating has been set for October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on September 24.