The Okaloosa County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday to consider what local projects should be considered for funding by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement. The meeting was sparked by commissioners' concerns at Tuesday's meeting over the approaching Nov. 15 deadline of to submit preapplications to Triumph Gulf Coast Inc.

CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday to consider what local projects should be considered for funding by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement.

The meeting was sparked by commissioners' concerns at Tuesday's meeting over the approaching Nov. 15 deadline of to submit preapplications to Triumph Gulf Coast Inc.

The board did agree Tuesday to submit two pre-applications that were previously discussed at a workshop Oct. 31.

The first project would be for fish aggregating devices, which are buoys used to attract fish and cost $500,000. The second is for an expansion of the Bob Sikes Water Reclamation Facility for $1.5 million.

Triumph Gulf Coast is a nonprofit corporation organized to oversee the expenditure of 75 percent of all funds recovered by the Florida Attorney General for economic damages to the state from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to its website.

Triumph is required to administer the distribution of the funds to be used for the recovery, diversification and enhancement of the eight Northwest Florida counties affected by the oil spill.

After Triumph approves the advancement of the projects, applications will be submitted to the County Commission for approval to apply.

Monday's meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the county Administration Building at 1250 N. Eglin Parkway in Shalimar.