Laurel Hill sets Dec. 11 town hall to mull dissolving the city

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Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 06:43 PM.


LAUREL HILL — The City Council unanimously set a Dec. 11 town hall meeting at First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill, pending the church’s approval, to discuss whether it should dissolve the area’s city status.

The topic arose after resident Harold Jones addressed the council about many roads within city limits in need of repair.

"I think its time we looked at this realistically," Jones said. "The roads are a problem, have been a problem, and will continue to be a problem."

Jones said he has met with Okaloosa County officials several times about getting assistance in fixing the roads, without success.

He suggested removing the "city" title from Laurel Hill, making it an unincorporated community.

Jones suggested the issue come before residents in the next election cycle. Council Vice President Robby Adams motioned to begin the process of having an option to vote on the city charter’s dissolution on the next ballot.

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