The projects include interior and exterior repairs for three
"We're finally getting around to making permanent repairs," County Commissioner
Like many homes and businesses, Hurricane Michael damaged several county government buildings. The county has made temporary repairs on its buildings, like the courthouse's roof, to make them usable. But for the buildings to be viable for the long term, more extensive repairs are needed.
No dates were set for the repair projects to start.
County insurance is expected to cover the bulk of the repair costs. For anything not covered, the hope is that the county can get reimbursement from the
For the courthouse, almost
Courthouse operations have been functional but hardly ideal since the hurricane.
After the hurricane, judicial staff and judges who used the courthouse's third floor were moved into trailers beside the building because of the damage. The judicial staff and judges were moved into a building at
Hamm said approving the projects was a big boost to the county as a whole in terms of hurricane recovery.
"We're finally getting somewhere," Hamm said of hurricane recovery. "It's a confidence builder."
In keeping with recovery, during its meeting the commission also accepted
The two plants each will get a
"It's great that the DEP is going to work with us," Commissioner
"They are working, but they're held together with toothpicks and Band-Aids," Blitch said with a laugh. "There's a lot of things that still have to be done."
Blitch added that the
"This is one small piece ... there's
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