BONIFAY – With the acceptance of a $50,000 grant, anticipation of improvements at Eastside Park will be closer to reality.

Falling Waters State Park and Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Manager Aaron Miller was on hand to present the council with the check during a regular Bonifay City Council meeting held Monday, Sept. 24.

The funds will be used for the Eastside Park project and will include a new playground area, renovations of the existing walking trail, playground improvements, picnic areas, bathrooms, parking areas and fencing.

Also at the meeting, the council made the final approval of Ordinance 404, regarding water services.

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 15th 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, immediate disconnection and cessation of services to the premises will be made. To return service to the premises, all monies due plus a $25 reconnection fee will be required to reconnect during business hours. Should reconnection be requested outside of normal business hours, a $50 fee shall be assessed.

Upon approval the ordinance took immediate effect. Any changes will be reflected on customer’s new bill.

Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on October 8.