Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to section 286.011, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition Board will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 beginning at 9:30 a.m., Central Time.  The meeting will be conducted in person at Holmes County Board of County Commissioners Board Room, 107 East Virginia Avenue, Bonifay, Florida, 32425.  This meeting will also be available via communications media technology (teleconference/video conference).  Interested persons may participate either in person or by the internet and telephone via the following:

Video connection Link:

https://myokaloosa.zoom.us/j/86001732110?pwd=ZkhTaXRjN2ZWUGQ1Sm1uSmlDeG81UT09

Meeting ID: 860 0173 2110
Participant Passcode: 674240

Dial-in Number:         888 788 0099

The proceedings of the meeting will correspond to the agenda for this scheduled general meeting.

If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such person will need a record of the proceeding 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.

Okaloosa County adheres to the American Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modifications for access to these hearings upon request. Requests may be made to the County Commission office described above and must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing in order to provide the requested service.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to section 286.011, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition Technical Advisory Committee will hold a teleconference/video conference virtual meeting on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 beginning at 1:30 PM CST. This will be a regular meeting of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition Technical Advisory Committee.  No voting on any items regarding the Coalition will be done at this meeting.  The Coalition consists of representatives of the Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes County Commissions and other members. Interested persons may participate by internet or telephone via the following:

Video connection link:

https://myokaloosa.zoom.us/j/86580180875?pwd=b2tvREJOWmZKby95bnc4bXNVN00vdz09

Meeting ID: 865 8018 0875

Passcode:  547978                                               

Telephone: 888-788-0099
877-853-5247 U.S. Toll-free

The proceedings of the meeting will correspond to the agenda for this scheduled general meeting.

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND PUBLIC HEARING HOLMES COUNTY

Holmes County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Hurricane Michael Community Development Block Grant- Disaster

Recovery funds under the Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program was launched with $109,000,000 in funding for the Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program (Match Program) through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address unmet disaster recovery needs related to damage from Hurricane Michael.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) requires a local match of 25%. This program will fund the local match portion of the HMGP award. These funds represent a unique and significant opportunity for the state, in the areas most impacted by recent disasters, to carry out strategic and high impact activities to rebuild and harden infrastructure to prevent or reduce losses in future disasters.

Entities that have been awarded HMGP funding that are located in the HUD and State designated MID areas that experienced Hurricane Michael storm damage are eligible to apply for funding if the project complies with the CDBG-DR and State Action Plan for Hurricane Michael requirements. Applications should include plans to mitigate against future damage and show how the proposed project will assist the community in rebuilding after Hurricane Michael.

To be eligible for consideration of funding, applicants must propose programs or projects that align with CDBG-DR and DEO requirements and priorities as outlined in the State Action Plan and the Federal Register. Eligible activities include but are not limited to:

  • Projects must demonstrate tie-back to Hurricane Michael.
  • Projects must primarily serve LMI populations.
  • Projects for infrastructure must support LMI housing.
  • Projects must not duplicate benefits.

Applications are due to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on or before September 30, 2021.

Holmes County has selected the projects that best meet the requirements of both the HMGP and the CDBG-DR Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program.

Project

Total Cost

CDBG Match

Holmes County, Generator

$156,524

$39,131

A draft application will be posted to the County website https://holmescountyfla.com/ for review. Copies of the draft applications may be obtained upon request at Holmes County Offices, 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. A public comment period to obtain citizen input concerning the County’s intent to apply for these specific projects shall be open for 10 days beginning 8AM Friday September 24, 2021, ending 5:00 p.m. local time on Sunday October 3, 2021.

The County will also hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 05, 2021, at 6pm at Holmes County Office, 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425.

Holmes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affirmatively furthers fair housing.

Any person requiring a special accommodation at this posting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrator at the following email: [email protected]

Rebuild Florida Application

 

 

14 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
REBUILD FLORIDA GENERAL INFRASTRUCUTRE PLAN, ROUND 2, CDBG-DR
Holmes County Board of County Commissioners
First Published on September 1, 2021

The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners anticipates applying for Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program (GIP) funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address unmet disaster recovery needs related to Hurricane Michael damage. This program is being adminis­tered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) through the Communi­ty Development Block Grant, Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.

Holmes County was designated as eligible to apply for the CDBG-DR funding. Pursu­ant to guidance published by DEO, the public input requirements for this program include the option to post information about the proposed project(s) on a public website as well as in a newspaper of general circulation seeking public input into the proposed project for a period of  not less than 14-days.

A copy of this notice and any public comments received will be provided to DEO as part of the application submitted to DEO seeking funding for the proposed project. The public comment period BEGINS Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and ENDS at 5:00 pm CST on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Comments from the public are requested during this time period on the following proposed project:

The proposed CDBG-DR project is the complete rehabilitation/renovation of the Holmes County Agriculture Center which was damaged by Hurricane Michael. The Ag Center is located at 1169 E. Highway 90, Bonifay, Florida 32425. The project will include the rehabilitation/renovation of the building to include a new roof, siding, doors, windows, electrical, HAVAC, plumbing, interior walls, ceilings, sitework, parking, and related improvements. The total project cost including renovations, engineering, testing, surveying, environmental, legal and grant administration is $1,660,000. Of this amount, the County will contribute up to $255,000 in in-kind services related to parking, site work and related exterior improvements.  The remaining $1,405,000 will be requested from the CDBG-MIT grant program.

PUBLIC COMMENT: To comment on the proposed project please contact David Corbin, County Administrator at [email protected], or by US mail to Holmes County  Board of County Commissioners, Attn:  David Corbin/CDBG-DR Grant, 107 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 23425. All comments must be received in writing no later than 5 p.m. CST Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Any non-English speaking person that has questions or would like to provide comments on the proposed grant application should contact Mr. Corbin no later than September 14, 2021 so that arrangements for a language interpreter can be made. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given to all property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Holmes County, Florida, that the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners will meet in public session at 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in the County Commission Chambers located at 107 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, Florida 32425, with the following to be considered:

  1. Whether the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners should adopt Ordinance No. 21-04, amending the County Land Development Code regarding subdivisions, and more properly described as:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 10.03.00 OF THE COUNTY’S LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; ALLOWING FOR AN ALTERNATE PROCEDURE FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

  1. Such other matters as may come before the Board.

All persons having an interest therein or being otherwise affected are invited to attend and be heard. The full and complete text of Ordinance No. 21-04 may be inspected by the public at the County Commission Chambers.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS                                                                                               
OF HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA

BY:      /S/ David Corbin____________                                                                                               
David Corbin, Project Director

Please publish on:
September 1, 2021
and return proof of publication to:

County Commission Chambers
107 E. Virginia Ave.
Bonifay, FL 32425
Attn: David Corbin

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to section 286.011, Florida Statutes, and Executive Order 20-246, notice is hereby given that the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition Technical Advisory Committee will hold a teleconference/video conference virtual meeting on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 beginning at 1:30 PM CST. This will be a regular meeting of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition Technical Advisory Committee.  No voting on any items regarding the Coalition will be done at this meeting.  The Coalition consists of representatives of the Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes County Commissions and other members. Interested persons may participate by internet or telephone via the following:

Video connection link:
https://myokaloosa.zoom.us/j/84003353663?pwd=d3dvTnhQb2dkN2pSUjlSZGpDaDAzQT09

Meeting ID: 840 0335 3663

Passcode:  675155

Telephone: 888-788-0099
877-853-5247 U.S. Toll-free

The proceedings of the meeting will correspond to the agenda for this scheduled general meeting.

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.