BOCC raises tentative millage

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:54 AM.

“At some point we have to redistrict,” said Commissioner Warren Yeager. “It is part of what we are responsible to do. We’ve got to bite the bullet.”

McLemore argued that there was no point expending money until a resolution on the inmate question was found by legislative fiat.

“Until we get it cleared up with the inmates … we should leave that alone,” Smiley said.

Commissioner Joanna Bryan said voters had “spoken” on their desire for countywide voting and that three commissioners, indicating she, Yeager and McDaniel, “ran on the issue.”

“We need to move forward on this,” Bryan said.

*Commissioners also voted 4-1 (Bryan dissenting) to leave $46,750 in reimbursement money from the former Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. in the reserves for the new county-operated economic development.

Bryan noted that was in addition to a budget of more than $187,000 for the department – three times the amount the BOCC had budgeted for the EDA during the current year.

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