Bonifay City Council adopts new city logo

City’s final budget hearing is Thursday


Bonifay City Council met in regular session Monday night.

Business began with adopting the Sept. 12 meeting minutes and the council approving a final purchase order to cover the water line portion of the Hubbard Street improvement project. That will close out the project contract with a final cost of $84,619.

In new business, the council accepted the resignation letter of Councilman Roger Brooks received Sept. 23.

“Mr. Brooks has served the city faithfully since April 1, 1979,” said Interim Mayor Travis Cook. “If you see him out and about in public, please thank him for his service to our city.”

Brooks resigned with an ethics violation looming in which the final hearing by the Florida Commission on Ethics is set for Friday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Tallahassee. Brooks will likely pay a civil penalty of $1,500 for admitting to having city employees perform chores at his personal residence if a different conclusion is not reached at the hearing. Seat 3 on the council is now vacant.

The council approved a design for a new city logo designed by Lesley Hatfield. The new logo features the iconic water tower and a horseshoe to represent the Bonifay rodeo.

Another item approved is moving forward with updating the city’s comprehensive land use plan. The council also discussed forming a city planning board and will work with city attorney Michelle Jordan on setting parameters to find qualified board members. Councilwoman Emily McCann was appointed to serve on the Highway 79 Corridor Authority Board.

In the last meeting, the council discussed forming a Charter Review Committee to update the city charter. Each council member recommended members of the community for the committee. So far, recommendations include Josh White, Ben Harrison, Melea Flanary and Stacy Walters. The council passed a motion to table the final selection of the committee until the open city council seat is filled and the charter review members may be chosen by a full council.

The final item approved was the purchase of an impulse radar with carrying case with a final cost of $18,409 from Tracer Electronics LLC.

A special session on the city’s final budget hearing and adoption is set for Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

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