Hearing looms large for Port Authority

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM.

“We are very concerned and want to pay everything that we owe,” Raffield said. “But we can’t make a decision until after Capital City Bank is addressed.

“We want (the BOCC) in the loop. They have to be responsible for that money. We need to be good stewards.”

The county dollars are federal economic development dollars meant to be a revolving loan program by which the BOCC awards the money to various businesses for expansion or development.

When the money is repaid it is awarded to another eligible entity.

Raffield Fisheries used the same funds to expand its freezer capacity at its fish house.

Dredging/Master Plan

Gibson and port director Tommy Pitts told the board the update to the master plan was completed and the Port Authority board formally adopted the plan and forwarded it to the city of Port St. Joe.

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