Yeager to CCA: “Confident” county will end up with lighthouse

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

“They’ve created a little bit of a situation over there,” said Yeager. “In 40 years, we’ve never had an accident.”

Yeager said that the new intersection is narrow and may cause an issue for fire and emergency vehicles. Several residents mentioned having issues towing boats through the sharp angle.

Yeager said that he and State Rep. Halsey Beshears were working to add it back in, but they didn’t feel like their voices were being heard. CCA officers have also met with the FDOT about the proposed changes.

Yeager added that he hoped it didn’t take an accident for the government to take notice.

Port St. Joe Port Authority chair Leonard Costin said that he planned to have the Port of Port St. Joe operational by 2015 and that he’d be filing for all necessary permits by March 1.

Two wood pellet plants have already agreed to utilize the port and placed an emphasis on eco-friendliness, ensuring that ships wouldn’t be dumping fuel into the bay.

“We’re moving forward at a fast lightning pace,” said Costin. “This is phenomenal.”

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