Legislative delegation hears local concerns

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:19 AM.

Dockery said she had a petition with 400 signatures of concerned parents she had presented to the school board. “We want to make safety a top priority,” she said.

“Right now in the House this discussion is being held,” Coley said. “This is a very timely subject.”

“If there are additional funds available, do you believe there should be flexibility in how the money is allocated or should there be a recipe on how to use the funds?” Gaetz asked Dockery.

“I would trust our school board to do the right thing, they have done a good job,” Dockery said.

Mike DeRuntz, the county’s senior planner, asked the legislators to help Washington County receive their portion of the RESTORE Act funding when it came available.

The RESTORE Act funds are federal and Congress will be the deciding force in distributing those funds, Gaetz said. “We’re out of the driver’s seat.”

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett asked for Legislative support in expanding the Washington County Enterprise Zone from 20 square miles to encompass the entire county.

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