Chipley Mayor Tracy Andrews presented Philip Adams with a proclamation naming Feb. 14, 2023 as Philip Adams Volunteer Firefighter Day in recognition of his 50 years of service to the city. [CONTRIBUTED]

The Chipley City Council approved several resolutions and honored a firefighter for 50 years of service when they met in regular session Feb. 14.

Two resolutions involving changes of procedure for invoice submission involving Department of Economic Opportunity grants were approved unanimously by the council. The first involves the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief grant for the Mongoven Building project which is to be turned into an open public space. The second Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Relief Hazard Mitigation Grant is for a generator match project. This item was approved unanimously as well.

 A new recreational fee schedule was approved for rental of Jim Trawick Park fields and facilities. For a complete list of those fees, visit

Council approved submission of Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) grant applications. If approved by FDOT, Pecan Street and Bennett Drive will be on the list for resurfacing in 2027.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt event application was approved by the council. The hunt will be held at Shivers Park on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Chipley Fire Department Firefighter Philip Adams was recognized by the council for 50 years of service to the fire department. Mayor Tracy Andrews presented Adams with a signed proclamation naming Feb. 14, 2023 as Philip Adams Volunteer Firefighter Day. Adams began his service in 1973, making him the longest tenured firefighter for the City of Chipley.

Councilman Kevin Russell advised the panel that Wolfpack Alliance LLC would be present at the next workshop to further discuss their amended proposal to include six parking spots to their original plan in the old K.C.’s Pizza parking lot.

The Chipley City Council will meet again in workshop at 5 p.m. on March 9.