BONIFAY — Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a special session on Friday, March 1 in order to purchase 500 tons of rock to repair county maintained roads after the recent heavy rains and flash floods devastated the roads during the course of the previous week.
BOCC approved to pay Junction City Main for 500 tons of rock at $28 per ton and approved of hiring Wayne Powell to haul the rock for $6.50 per ton.
Commissioner Kenneth Williams said he came in contact with three possible local haulers with one telling him no, the other said he’d get back with him and never did and the last being Powell.
Commissioner Bill Parish inquired about labor, asking if his road crews could work late Friday and some of Friday to help fix the county roads quickly.
“We’ve got roads that are in dire need of repair and soon,” said Parish.
All those present agreed that as long as it stayed within the required procedures that it should be fine to do what is necessary to complete repairs as needed.
While the commissioners were together, Parish asked that they consider a local vender to address the needs of emergency vehicles.
“We had an ambulance down for two days,” said Parish. “One day the ambulance got a flat and went to the shop to get another one, but had to wait an additional day so that it could get balanced. That is unacceptable for an emergency vehicle.”
Williams explained that the county shop had a balancer but there is a part that went out on the equipment and the previous board denied the request to purchase a new part.
“I’m find with the idea of using a local vender for emergency use on emergency vehicles, I just think we should wait until the attorney is present before we take this discussion further,” said Williams.
Parish agreed and requested that the board think on the matter so that it could be further discussed at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the BOCC Chamber located beside the Holmes County Court House in Bonifay.
Road Closures for Holmes County as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 1:
|Bonifay Gritney Rd||Bridge at Creek|
|Blue Springs||Camp Sites|
|River Road||Camp Sites|
|Tony Parsons Ln|
|Spring Valley||W end of Int.79 & Gavin Rd|
|Cane Mill Rd|
|Sheffield Dr.||Hwy 177 to Whitehead Road|
|Adolph Whitaker Rd||Wrights Creek Bridge|
|Hoovers Mill Road||At bridge of inter. of Adolph Whitaker Road|
|Beall Packing Road||At Shoefly Bridge|
|Horse Shoe Loop||Wrights Creek Over Flowing|
|Long Round Bay Rd|
|Valee Rd||Soft spot in the road / boggy|
|Buddy Gilley Rd|
|New Effort Road||From Short Drive to Wilcox Crossing D#5|
|Bonifay Gritney Road||From 177A to Boswell Crossroads|
|Bonifay Chipley||Water crossing @ Co Line|
|Robbins Bridge Road||Bridge|
|North Holmes Creek||Bridge|
|Boney Bridge Rd||D#4|
|Steverson Rd||D#3 / S End offf Hwy 79 / Spring Hole|
|Creek Rd||Off Hwy 79 / water crossing is deep|
|Malcom Taylor Rd||S End -Water Over Rd where it joins Adolph Whitaker|
|Canee Branch Rd||Washed Out At Bridge D#5|
|A J Steverson||Sink hole /middle ways of the rd|
|Harris Steverson Rd||D#1|
|3 Mile Road||Just E of Joe French|
|Reddick Mill Rd||Water over Holmes Creek Br @ Co Line|
|Franklin Rd||Closed where Eleanor and Whitaker Rd Intersect|
|John Marsh Rd||Dist#1 Water Crossing at Creek|
|Buddy Gilley Rd|
|Tobe Retherford Rd|
|Wrights Creek Rd||Wrights Creek Rd to Spring Valley Intersection|
|Frances Ln||Cerrogordo Campsites D#2|
|Brittany Rd||Cerrogordo Campsites D#2|
|Shelby Ln||Cerrogordo Campsites D#2|
|Deacon Rd||Passable if entered off Sandpath Rd|