BONIFAY – During a special meeting Monday night the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners set the scope of work for FEMA road projects whose funds have been obligated in the amount of $21.29 million.
The roads on the list for FEMA work will begin with the top ten roads. These roads are as follows: Line Road, Bradley Road, Malcolm Taylor Road, Flowing Well Road, Sandpath Road, to Washington County line, Hoovers Mill Road, Alex Brown Road, Steverson Road, White Road and Simmons Lane.
The scope of work includes chip sealing, any ditch work that needs to be done, to include concreting as needed, along with slope work on the shoulders of the roads.
FEMA Coordinator Joey Marsh urged the board to look beyond the road itself. “It is my recommendation that we look beyond just resurfacing the roads, we need to look at making sure that our shoulders and ditches are going to allow for drainage so we don’t have to come back in 8 years and redo the roads again,” said Marsh. “We need to do it right the first time instead of correcting later on,” he continued.
Marsh will be traveling to Tallahassee on Tuesday to request a four year extension on all of the FEMA projects the funds have been obligated for. While there he will submit the newly approved scope of work to state officials for all upcoming projects.
The board will meet again in regular session at 9 a.m. on March 14.