BONIFAY - Site plans for a new building at First Baptist Church in Bonifay were approved when the Bonifay City Council met in regular session February 25.
Melvin Engineering presented the plans to the council along with a request to vacate an alleyway from Hamlin Street to Tracy Street and a land use change for the project being done at FBC. City Attorney Michelle Jordan is expected to write up an ordinance for the alleyway vacation and the land use change and present them to the council at their next meeting. The land use change will be from low density residential to commercial. FBC had already owned the land but is now requesting the change due to the construction project. Part of the project includes 22 new parking spaces.
An interlocal agreement between the City of Bonifay, Holmes County and Washington County regarding the 79 Corridor was approved during session. The City of Bonifay will be providing office space for the Authority to work in for the project as their part of in-kind services. The space being utilized will be the old library section of town hall.
In other business, the Bonifay Police Department has two new patrol vehicles in their fleet after the city took out a loan from First Federal Bank to make the purchase. Both vehicles are 2019 Ford Explorers that were purchased for $65,037.80. The $1,200 monthly payments on the loan will come out of the general fund.
No bids were received on the roads resurfacing project which led the council to approve the re-advertisement of the project with hopes of drawing in bidders.
Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on March 11.