BONIFAY – Pressed to meet deadline the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners had to choose a road from each district and approved of County Engineer Cliff Knauer to choose two of the five to be submitted for a Small Community Outreach Program (SCOP) grant application during a special called session on May 8.
With the deadline on Friday only two road names could be submitted for the SCOP grant so the Board met and Knauer encouraged each of the commissioners to submit the name of roads needed to be addressed in their district and the Board approved of Knauer to pick the two roads with the highest probability based on scores to be chosen.
Submitted were Peak Road, Red Road, Bonifay-Chipley Road, Bonifay-Gritney Road and Flowing Well Road.
After review the two submitted by Knauer were Bonifay-Chipley Road and Bonifay-Gritney Road.
- To waive the fee for the Mosquito Control Building’s Electrical Permit.
- To rehire last year’s six-month seasonal employee for mosquito control to start addressing the mosquito problem immediately.
- To accept the lowest bid for replacing the heat-pump at the Holmes County Jail for $3,000.
- To go to the next bid applicant for the Small County Rural Assistance Program(SCRAP) grant received by the county for County Road 177 for the amount of $436,792.66, which Commissioner Kenneth Williams added was $34,000 less than the first bidder’s price.
- To interview all seven candidates for position of Public Works Director before the meeting on May 13, with a vote of 4 to 1, with Williams voting “no.”
Commissioners also discussed various ways of purchasing three new graders for the county with Commissioner Bobby Sasnett pushing hard for a grader for his district due to one of the two graders being broken.
After much discussion no agreement was reached, no action was taken and Board agreed to revisit the issue during their next meeting on Tuesday, May 13.