By March 15, 2017

City of Chipley sets April 25th multi unit meeting to discuss projects …….

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 12th at Shiver’s Park.


In a short meeting Tuesday the Chipley City Council led off with approval of a Special Events application to hold a Community Easter Egg Hunt.  Sherri Biddle, along with other volunteers will be hosting the Easter Egg Hunt at Shivers Park in Chipley from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This community outreach event is being planned to provide a safe egg hunt for the children of the community.


Council members also approved the following actions:


  •  Approved a request from Chipola Habitat for Humanity to waiver impact fees for the house Habitat is constructing at 734 1st Street in Chipley.  The total cost of the impact fees is $3,311.50.
  •  Approved a request from Tara Finch, Executive Director the Chipley Housing Authority, requesting approval of a Contract for Services with the Chipley Police Department for an overtime detail.
  •  Approved awarding Project Design Services to Panhandle Engineering & Construction, Inc.  for the FDOT SCOP Phase II project design. The selection was based on scoring of the Selection Committee and successful negotiation in accordance with the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act.
  •  Approved Ordinance No. 939 establishing a temporary moratorium on submittal, processing, and issuance of local business tax licenses for the use and/or land use or zoning approvals or development orders for marijuana dispensing organizations/medical marijuana treatment centers.


Departmental Reports:


  Recreation Department

  •   Basketball Season is finished.
  •   Registration for the 2017 Baseball/Softball is completed with 219 signing up.
  •   Baseball practices started this week.
  •   Work is continuing on baseball/softball fields.
  •  Field maintenance and janitorial work is continuing.


 Fire Department   –  February report showed 2 wild land fires and   3 public service calls.



Police Department  –  12 warrants served;  3 traffic stops; 1 traffic stop;  1 burglary of a residence;  7 disturbance calls;  9 drug cases;  2 drug possession;  1 suicide threat; 1 animal bite;  3 trespassing;  1 criminal mischief/vandalism;  2 deceased persons; 1 drug overdose;  2 battery;  12 theft.


Code Enforcement –  13 Junk, trash and debris;  3 Building/structure is disrepair or unsafe;  5 Junk cars;  10 Overgrown lots;  1 RV used for residential living.





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