Coley, Gaetz visit Holmes County

Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM.

“Replacing the old deteriorated pipes with the appropriate size pipe is recommended, which will reduce maintenance of the old system, promote public health and safety, provide adequate fire protection and provide an acceptable and reliable level of service to the customers,” said Brooks.

City Grant Writer Bob Jones also stood before legislation to plead their cause.

“We’re trying to be pro-active,” said Jones. “We’re already entering in phase two and now we are in need of funding for phase three. I know funding is limited so we wanted to start earlier than we did last year.”

Gaetz commended the City of Bonifay for their continued efforts in this project as well as their well-prepared presentation.

“It shows what the city is committed to and it helps show that instead of the state bailing some city out of a crisis that instead it would be a partnership,” said Gaetz.

Coley said that a lot of water system funding was denied last year and that she and Gaetz came before them to explain the importance of this funding to improve water systems.

“We tried to explain why water projects are important and I’ve got a good feeling that they have more of an understanding this time around,” said Coley. “This is a team effort so we’ll see what we can do if we work together.”

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