County selects tentative millage rate

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 05:52 PM.

Erickson explained that he was turning in his resignation from the fair board and shortly afterward every active member save one turned in their resignation as well.

“I’m not sure what to do,” said Erickson. “I’ve got a check for $20,000 and outstanding debt to be paid, however there’s only one active member left. I came before the Board because we are leasing the property from the county and so you have a vested interest in the matter.”

County Attorney Jeff Goodman said he wasn’t sure how the Board would be able to play a roll in the endeavor but recommended that a special session be called and the matter be discussed with all affiliated members.

Larry Jones and Billy McKee with Walton County presented a resolution to the Board that stated that the Board was in support of their upcoming RESTORE Act Project.

“We’re working on two projects pertaining to the RESTORE Act,” said Jones. “The first is an inventory of all unpaved roads that would affect the Choctawhatchee river water shed with sediment. So far we’ve got over 800 listed in Holmes, Washington and Walton Counties.”

Jones said the second was to do a study on bank erosion.

“These studies are just the first step in getting grants to pave these roads so that sedimentation off of these roads can be greatly reduced,” he said. “We’re moving on with the studies and this resolution is just saying that Holmes County supports our project.”

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