'We can do a better job'

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Holmes County Board of County Commissioners held a workshop with county road workers and foremen on July 15.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 03:59 PM.

BONIFAY - Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a workshop to speak with road workers and foremen to discuss concerns about road work and maintenance.

"Mostly you could say it's my fault," said Commissioner Bill Parish. "I just think it's a good idea for us to get together every now and again to talk openly about areas of concern so that everyone has an idea of what we are facing together as a county. I appreciate all you do; all the long hours and stress you have and yet you get a lot done with very little to do it with."

The first topic of discussion was from Chair Monty Merchant, explaining that the county road workers and foremen need to be "careful about ditches."

"We have no problem with ditch work," said Merchant. "We just have a lot of ditches out there with culverts done by other folks and people expecting the county to maintain them. We need to go through all proper procedures when dealing with ditches and culverts."

Parish brought up concerns about maintaining county equipment.

"We're entrusted by the citizens of this county and every little thing makes a difference," said Parish. "Nasty filters are just one example and I believe we can do a better job than what we're doing now. Even

if the equipment is from someone else's district, you must take the time to do the proper equipment check before you even use it; that at least covers your butt."



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