Holmes County’s State of Emergency extended

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM.

“Now’s the time for questions, comments and concerns,” said Williams. “We’ve been having some issues with trash being strewn all over God’s green earth because of an open ended trash truck. We’re getting a lot of ‘oops, that wasn’t us,’ and when we prove it we get a lot of ‘oops, we’ll never do it again’ and I’m sick of it.”

Goodman said that the real question was if they wanted to keep the multiple franchise agreement.

“To you want to spend the money and man power to keep up with a multiple franchise agreement?” asked Goodman. “That’s a lot of time and man power to keep up with everyone’s status, like proof of insurance. Also if you do keep the multiple franchise agreement you’ll have to look into health standards, putting teeth in your agreement to make sure these franchises are living up to their end of the bargain and a possible bond just in case they don’t so you can protect those citizens who are paying for these services.”

Board agreed to a workshop to discuss what should be done with the Solid Waste Franchise Agreement.

Board agreed to allow Knauer to look into how much it would cost to put a mesh trap at the Holmes County Correctional Institute’s sewer line because Parish had informed them that the City of Bonifay was in straits with items being dragged from the institute’s sewer line into the Waste Water Treatment Facility, getting stuck in pumps and burning the motors.

“We can put in a screen to filter those items for a decent price and just have the inmates clean it out on a daily basis,” said Knauer.

Board approved of a resolution against illegal immigration with a vote of 4 to 1, with Parish voting “no.”

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