Crestview council to schedule budget planning, supports trauma center

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 03:51 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The City Council may soon plan for its 2013-14 fiscal year budget and has received a request to support establishing a trauma center in Okaloosa County.

City Clerk Betsy Roy at Monday’s regular business meeting suggested using nights when the council does not regularly meet for budget planning sessions.
Council President Ben Iannucci III asked the council to consider weekend planning sessions, too.

In other business, Mayor David Cadle told the council about one resident’s suggestion to pass a resolution to the Florida Department of Health to allow a trauma center to be designated in Okaloosa County.

Pensacola and Panama City have the closest trauma centers.

"We need a trauma center in Okaloosa County,” Cadle said.

Also Monday, Public Works Director Wayne Steele said he and Crestview Police Officer Sam Kimmons are meeting with Crestview High School students to obtain input from potential skate park users so they can finalize a report for a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting planned for March 25.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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