County to discuss cooperation for BP funds

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM.

“Some time ago a woman came down here with a petition to name that road Besma Road, after herself and said she was the only one living on that road,” said Messer. “The petition was signed by people who don’t even live on that road, but I let it go. Last year Commissioner Philip Music said that if I could get a petition together that I could have it changed.”

He said he requested it because she didn’t live on the road any more and that it was his father who helped build the road.

Goodman said that there is a lengthy process in order to rename a road and requested that he present the information at the next Board meeting.

Knauer gave an update on the progress made with his meeting with the City of Bonifay to investigate an issue they were having with items being flushed down the toilets at the prison and clogging their waste water treatment pumps.

“We met and there made a report and recommendations,” said Knauer. “They were saying that there were various debris being flushed down the toilet like tennis shoes, grocery bags and bed sheets and I must say what we saw wasn’t very pretty. You see the prison has no garbage cans so anything you or I would’ve thrown in the garbage was what they were flushing down the toilet.”

Knauer’s recommendation was to install a rod mess box filter to catch all the excess debris, which would be cleaned daily by the inmates.

“The bad news is that it’s expensive and we don’t know the exact depth,” he said. “Based on the info we have now it is estimated to cost anywhere between $25,000 to $50,000. I recommend that the city help with probing for the depth.”

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