Holmes County Commissioners discusses policy during special session

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM.

The board agreed to think on the matter.

County Engineer Cliff Knauer informed the board that the Department of Environmental Protection was offering money to Water Management for Restore Act money for the outside coastal counties.

“We need a list of roads for a storm water project or a road paving improvement to sediment, also known as a top of hill to top of hill project,” said Knauer. “We need it by tomorrow.”

After much discussion, the commissioners came up with Coach Road, North and South Ride, Lake Victor Road, Old Mt. Zion Road and the rest of Creek Road.

“We’ve got a grant already to pave Creek Road from County Road 181 to the top of the hill,” said Knauer. “We’ll just submit the rest of the road.”

To be sure that they can get in as much as possible, Knauer said he’d submit the roads provided by the commissioners as “Priority Roads” and then submit the rest of the roads on the Rural Road Work Project list just so if they were able to get more money they might get more roads fixed.

“This way they won’t run out of projects for us any time soon,” said Knauer. “This could be a great opportunity for us.”

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