News Briefs May 22, 2014

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

Update on the SHIP program

On May 20, County Planner Alan Pierce told county commissioners the proposed legislative budget contains $350,000 for the Franklin County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program. He said this is the first time in several years the program has been fully funded.

Commissioners also voted unanimously to use up to $5,000 to repair a roof damaged in recent heavy rains.

Pierce said Governor Scott issued an executive emergency order that allows Lori Switzer, SHIP coordinator, to receive applications from qualified residents whose houses have been damaged. SHIP has received one application for a roof repair and the cap on the amount of funds is $5,000. Repairs will be paid for with money set aside for hurricane damage last year. The funds are available because there were no storms.


Simpler Built wins visitor center bid

At the May 20 meeting, county commissioners voted to award a bid for renovation of the old state highway patrol building in Eastpoint to Simpler Built of Tallahassee for their bid of $65,657.

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