preloader

Bonifay votes to return rec center to county


BONIFAY – Ownership of the Bonifay recreational center will soon return to the county.

Mayor James “Eddie” Sims brought the matter before council members when Bonifay City Council met in regular session Monday, Dec. 13, stating the City received news that it would not receive any legislative appropriations to support the cost of repairs to the aging building and grounds. The City had hoped to use those funds to renovate the property.

With the funding not forthcoming, the council asked attorney Michelle Jordan to move forward with the process of transferring ownership of the facility to the county. 

Jordan advised the council the matter would need to be done through ordinance which requires two public hearings. The first public hearing is expected to take place in January.

In other business, the Bonifay Fire Department was given approval to accept a grant from the State Fire Marshall’s Office totaling $21,000. The grant will cover the cost of five sets of turnout gear – gear Assistant Chief Travis Cook says is sorely needed. 

“Gear has to be replaced every ten years,” said Cook. “We have five sets that are due for replacement, so this is a tremendous help by taking the burden off of our budget. Lieutenant Ryan Martin did a great job securing this grant for us, and we owe him a debt of gratitude.”

A request to apply for advanced funding on the Department of Economic Opportunity grant for the Memorial Field project was approved by the council. Engineer Elissa Pettis will move forward with the request for $110,470 which will allow the city to cover the costs related to surveying, engineering, and design of the project. 

Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10.

 

Leave a Reply

Advertising Options

Reach your target audience with our newspaper advertising options. Our publication has a wide readership, making it the perfect platform to promote your business or event.

To inquire about advertising rates and options, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Take advantage of our high readership and targeted demographics to promote your business to the right people. From print ads to online banners, we have a variety of options to suit your needs and budget.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach your target audience. Contact us today to learn more about our advertising options.

E-Mailing List Subscription

Stay informed with our email mailing list! Sign up today and never miss a beat on the latest news and events in your community.

To join our e-mailing list, simply fill out the form below. We’ll send you a weekly digest of the top stories, delivered right to your inbox.

By signing up, you’ll be the first to know about breaking news, upcoming events, and special promotions. Plus, you’ll be eligible for exclusive subscriber-only content and offers.