Special Session – July 11, 2019 – 3:00 P.M.

I. PROCLAMATION

  1. Call to Order – Chairman
  2. Invocation/Pledge

II. ADOPT THE AGENDA

III. NON- AGENDA AUDIENCE

Effective October 1, 2013, Florida Statute 286.0114 mandates that “members of the public shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a Board or Commission.” Each individual shall have three (3) minutes to speak on the proposition before the Board.

IV. AGENDA ITEMS

  1. FEMA Rock

V. ADJOURN

Agenda – July 9, 2019 @ 9 a.m.

I. PROCLAMATION

  1. Call to Order – Chairman
  2. Invocation/Pledge

II. ADOPT THE AGENDA

  1. Additions or Deletions

III. ADOPT PREVIOUS MINUTES

  1. June 19, 2019 Special Session

IV. NON- AGENDA AUDIENCE

Effective October 1, 2013, Florida Statute 286.0114 mandates that “members of the public shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a Board or Commission.” Each individual shall have three (3) minutes to speak on the proposition before the Board.

V. AGENDA ITEMS

  1. IN GOD WE TRUST Vehicle Decals – Clint Erickson
  2. LHAP for Funding years 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 – Romina Valerio
  3. Prosperity Power – 12:50 Committee – Steve Connell
  4. Recycling Grant – Ann Payne
  5. VAB Homestead Property Owner Appointment

VI. COUNTY COORDINATOR

  1. Closing of Old Liberty School County Landfill
  2. New Hire Update
  3. Caterpillar Demo Equipment Update
  4. A & A Garbage Franchise

VII. FEMA COORDINATOR

  1. Scope of Work Change – Bob Stinebaugh

VIII. COUNTY ENGINEER

  1. Melvin Engineering Update
  2. Dewberry Engineering Update

IX. COUNTY ATTORNEY

  1. Interlocal Agreement (HCBOCC & EDC) – Brandon Young

X. COMMISSIONER ITEMS

  1. Marrow Lane, Vallee Road & Simmons Road – Bobby Sasnett

XI.ADJOURN

Special Session

Agenda July 9, 2019 @ 8 a.m.  

  HOLMES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS July 9, 2019 Special Session 8:00 A.M. Commission Board Room – 107 E Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425

I. PROCLAMATION

  1. Call to Order – Chairman
  2. Invocation/Pledge

II. ADOPT THE AGENDA

III. NON- AGENDA AUDIENCE

Effective October 1, 2013, Florida Statute 286.0114 mandates that “members of the public shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a Board or Commission.” Each individual shall have three (3) minutes to speak on the proposition before the Board.

IV. AGENDA ITEMS

  1. Bid Opening 19-10 Limestone Rock
  2. Bid Opening 19-11 Reclaimed Asphalt

V. ADJOURN

Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition Meeting

Pursuant to section 286.011, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Choctawhatchee
Bay Estuary Coalition will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019 beginning at 1:30 PM
CST. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the Walton County
Administration Building, at 76 North 6 th Street, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433. This will be a
regular meeting of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition. The Coalition consists of
representatives of the Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes County Commissions and
other members. The public is welcomed to attend.
Two or more members of each of the Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes and Washington County
Commissions may be attending the meeting.
If any person decides to appeal, any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these
proceedings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
The Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition adheres to the American Disabilities Act and will
make reasonable modifications for access to these hearings or meetings upon request. Requests
may be made to (850) 651-7105 and must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing or
meeting in order to provide the requested service.

EMERGENCY NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE

By emergency order of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, Thomas Drive, East of Hospital Drive, is temporarily closed for roadway/bridge repairs to all through traffic and all truck traffic.  Local, light vehicle traffic is advised to exercise extreme caution when heading East and crossing the bridge located just before Holmes Correctional Institute.  Holmes County and the Florida Department of Transportation are diligently working to correct this emergency roadway/bridge issue.  Please contact County staff at 107 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425, or at (850) 547-1119, for any further information or updates.

State Road 79 Project

Florida Department of Transportation

RICK SCOTT
GOVERNOR
1074 Highway 90
Chipley, FL 32428
MIKE DEW
SECRETARY

September 05, 2018

RE:     State Road (S.R.) 79 Project Development and Environment Study from S.R. 8 (I-10) to the Alabama State Line, Holmes County

Financial Project Identification Number:  433590-1-22-01

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing concerning the above-referenced project Thursday, September 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT at Northside Assembly of God, 1009 Rangeline Street, Bonifay. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period.

This hearing is being held to provide interested persons an opportunity to review the results of the study and to provide input on the proposed alternatives. The intent of this study is to develop a proposed improvement strategy that is technically sound, environmentally sensitive and publicly acceptable.  This project will evaluate potential improvements to the north-south travel on State Road 79 in Holmes County.

Additional project information is available and can be viewed here.  Maps, drawings and other information will be on display at the hearing.  FDOT Representatives will be available to discuss the proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments.  Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Draft project documents and other information depicting the proposed improvement will be available for public review during regular business hours from September 6, 2018 until October 11, 2018, at the following location:

Persons wishing to submit written statements, in place of or in addition of oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, 1282 Office Park Drive, Chipley, Florida 32428 or by e-mail at kistephens@hntb.com.  All statements received at the hearing or by mail will become part of the public hearing record.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, at (850) 415-9001 or via e-mail at kistephens@hntb.com at least seven days prior to the hearing.

Should you have any questions regarding the project or this hearing, please contact Kimberly Stephens at the information listed above. You may also contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at (888) 638-0250, extension 1205 or via email atian.satter@dot.state.fl.us.

Sincerely,

Iris Waters, P.E.

Project Development Engineer

(850) 330-1625

Iris.Waters@dot.state.fl.us

www.fdot.gov

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C.§327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

Dogwood Lakes Weed Control Contact Information

Weed Management for Lawns:
Non-chemical Weed Control for Home and Landscape and Gardens: 
For more information, plant identification and control, or to schedule a field visit please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County Ag Agent Kalyn Waters at 850-547-1108
Kalyn Waters
Email-
kalyn.water@ufl.edu

Highway 79 Paving Project

Summer 2018

WHERE WE ARE

Phase A
Mill Branch Bridge to Reedy Branch Bridge was completed fall 2015. Mill Branch Bridge to south of New Hope was widened to four, 12-foot lanes with five-foot paved shoulders and a grassed median.  This is known as a rural typical section.  An urban typical section was constructed from south of New Hope to Reedy Branch Bridge with pedestrian facilities, curb and gutter and a concrete median separating traffic. Drainage, access management modifications, bridges, landscaped storm water retention facilities, and safety improvements were constructed as part of this 4.5 mile section.

Phase B
Widening efforts from Pate Pond Road to Cypress Creek Bridge are scheduled to be complete fall 2019. Workers have finished construction of the new bridge over Cypress Creek.  A rural typical section with grassed median is being constructed. This section is 3.2 miles in length.

Phase C
The six-mile section running from Cypress Creek Bridge to Interstate 10 is also anticipated to be complete fall 2019. Work on the new Open Creek Bridge is complete.  A rural typical section with grassed median is being constructed.

Phase D
Reedy Branch Bridge to Court Street in Vernon will encompass both rural and urban typical sections.  A rural typical section with grassed median will be constructed from Reedy Branch Bridge to the intersection of Cook Circle, just south of Vernon. An urban typical section with pedestrian facilities will be constructed from Cook Circle to Court Street. The 6.2-mile section is scheduled to be complete fall 2019.