Commissioners discuss starting MSBU website

Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

“Now we are much closer to having a strong position, with the work of the Water Management District and the Regional Planning Council,” Williams said.

The entire state of Florida was declared an impacted coastal zone, and the region that will be eligible for funding may stretch 25-30 miles north into Alabama.

The more the Panhandle counties work together, the stronger their claim will be for project funding from the RESTORE Act, Williams said.

This was Williams’ first update of the board since he was hired to act as consultant on the county’s behalf for a $5,000 fee.

“I, for one, would like to be updated at least once a month,” Abbott told Williams. “Whether it is by email or you coming and meeting with us, I would like be kept better informed about what is going on.”

“You’re leading the pack in this area,” Williams said.

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