BONIFAY – Holmes County native and local Assistant State Attorney Brandon J. Young has returned to his previous role as attorney for the Holmes County Board of Commissioners.
Young's hiring was unanimously approved when commissioners met in special session September 12. Young previously served as the board's council from 2007-2010.
Site plans for a government complex were also on the agenda.
County Engineer Cliff Knauer presented the board with site plans for a government annex complex at the Agricultural Center. The proposed site plan includes a two-storied building, with each floor totally about 24,000 square feet.
Should the plan move forward, all Holmes County's constitutional officers would be housed in the building.
The county has also made another offer to the Holmes County School Board for the purchase of the old Bonifay Elementary School campus, proposing a purchase price of $250,000. The school board is mulling the offer, but no decisions have yet been made.
Commissioners withdrew a previous offer made earlier this year, citing that board members did not agree with the school district's desire to establish a clawback provision, which would require commissioners to give the district the first opportunity to buy back the old campus should the county decide to sell the property.
There are no solid plans in place for the annex currently, but Senator George Gainer asked commissioners to provide initial plans to better help Gainer research appropriations for the annex, which is intended to be a "one stop shop" for the convenience of local residents.
In other business, a grant to renovate the agricultural center was approved for submittal by October 1. A letter requesting advanced funding for Florida Department of Transportation for the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) project on Idlewood Road and Idlewood Court was also approved for submittal.
Holmes County Board of County Commissioners will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on September 26.