Yeager elected Gulf Consortium officer

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:33 AM.

GulfCounty’s RESTORE committee has been meeting and screening pre-proposals for potential projects for funding.

With the settlement with Transocean beginning the funneling of fine money into the RESTORE process, the federal rules are what the states and counties are waiting on. Those rules were due at the first of the year.

“All we are waiting for is the rules from (the U.S. Department of Treasury),” Yeager said Tuesday. “We may see money sooner than later.”

The consortium officers elected last week will appoint two additional members, said Cragin Mosteller, consortium spokeswoman, and the five will combine to form the executive committee. The two additional members have not been named, though the floor was opened for nominations at the meeting.

The consortium has nearly finalized an agreement with Gov. Rick Scott to allow him to appoint six non-voting members to the consortium, Mosteller said. The agreement has been reached, but the consortium must draw up a “memorandum of understanding” and vote on it, she said.

“Until the consortium votes on it, this is all tentative,” Mosteller said.

Mosteller said Scott’s six picks would be “citizen members” and would only give their opinions on consortium discussions and projects.



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