County approves sharing graders with District 1

Holmes County Board of County Commissioners 9-16-2013
Holmes County
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 17:14 PM.

BONIFAY — A special session of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners was called to discuss Commissioner Bobby Sasnett’s emergency need of a grader in District 1 on Sept. 16, with the end result being that the Board approved sharing graders with District 1 until a decision could be reached at the next meeting and approving to resend the vote to lease a grader at $7,000 per month.

During the Board’s Sept. 10 meeting they approved of leasing a grader for 30 days at $7,000 per month to be paid with FEMA funds for Sasnett’s district with a vote of three to two, with Commissioners David Whitaker and Bill Parish voting “no.”

Sasnet explained that he had a grader down and there was a 95 percent chance that the transmission is broken.

“There’s metal shavings in the transmission fluid,” said Sasnett. “It’s a bad time of the year with FEMA here. We’ve got to get these roads done.”

County Attorney Jeff Goodman advised that due to the state of the roads because of the rains the least wouldn’t have to go to bid because it was considered an emergency.

“In 30 days we need to bid it out because I’m not agreeing to anything past 30 days,” said Commissioner Kenneth Williams.

Williams came to the special called meeting with new information based on recent findings.



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