Local business requests to extend liquor store into a full-service bar

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 05:33 PM.

"There's not enough law enforcement to have a restaurant/bar in that area," said Sawyer. "I talked with the local people in that area and they say they're not interested in having people drinking in that bar and then riding down public roads. Putting a bar out there would be detrimental to the people in that area because we don't have a police patrol."

Board approved Goodman's request to table the matter until the next meeting and he would use those two weeks to sit down with the owner and review what some of his options are.

Approved:

·         Emergency Services Director Interim Roger Dale Hagan requested permission to use up to $3,000 of 911 funds to allow 911 Director Cliff McGowan to receive additional training,

explaining there are "points not covered by the previous director due to the pressing needs after the state of emergency the county was under due to the rains."

·         Consent Items: June 24 Regular Session Minutes; Insurance Committee Recommendations; Notice to Proceed Sidewalk Phase II; Metcalf Road headwall; Preble Rish Agreement Sidewalk Project FPID 429661-1-68-01, 429660-1-68-01 NS 429664-1-68-01; Release of Lien with Legear; and FDOT Road Closure of Whitaker and Reddick Mill Road.

·         At the request of Commissioner Bill Parish the Board pulled Consent Item: Opportunity Florida Letter of Commitment to discuss the annual membership dues of $2,000. Commissioner Kenneth Williams explained that it afforded the county opportunities to expand that they would not have had otherwise, using the latest tower agreement as an example. Opportunity Florida has an agreement with the County to build a new tower and gave it to the County under the condition that as payment Opportunity Florida is allowed to use it for a certain amount of years, leaving a space for County usage. Chair Monty Merchant suggested inviting the Holmes County Development Commissioner to the next meeting to inquire about the benefits Holmes County is



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