Laurel Hill council to seek $600,000 grant for road repair

Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM.

"We got things going the right way and it would be foolish in my opinion to turn that down," Councilman Clifton Hall said, before motioning for the council to proceed in applying for the grant. The remaining council members agreed and voted in favor.

A checklist during this attempt will help ensure everything required is submitted for consideration, Smith said. The application process will begin this July.

Many council members agreed the grant would provide a timelier solution than asking Okaloosa County for assistance.

"$600,000 is a lot more than the county gets every year (for road repairs)," Hendren said.

"We are going forward with the dissolution process, we're just not rushing into it," Hendren said after the meeting.

In a December town hall, both Hendren and Co-chair Robby Adams publicly stated they are in favor of dissolving the city.

"We have rushed into things in the past and we want to make sure we do this right the first time," Hendren said.

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