County reviews possible road name change policy

Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM.

“It will only be five cents per minute for all devices with a regular fee of 22 cents a day, which is about $4.40 a mouth and a little over $50 per year,” said Teagarden. “We’ve already been in contact and have supplied phones for the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the Holmes County School Board.”

Williams said that he would look over it, however he would decline.

“Verizon has the best coverage in Holmes County, but it isn’t all that good even for being the best,” said Williams. “Especially in an emergency it wouldn’t get service in a lot of the areas of Holmes County. There are just too many ‘dead’ zones.”

Board approved of a Temporary Clerical Position to help with paperwork filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for emergency funding to repair damaged caused by excessive rains earlier in the year.

Mike Reistad, representative with the West Florida Regional Planning Commission, came before the Board to explain the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Program.

“Brownfields are defined as ‘real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant,’” said Reistad. “Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off green-spaces and working lands. What I propose is that the county submit a response, which we’ll draft, for a community assessment grant which will be followed by a clean up grant and a revolving loan fund.”

Goodman asked that if the assessment grant went through, would it be guaranteed that the county would receive a clean-up grant and Reistad said there wasn’t.

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