‘On the verge of exploding’: Commissioner Meadows predicts growth, community pool, streamlined TDC

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 04:19 PM.

As a member of that committee, Anita Page with South Walton Community Council added that the county already has $165,000 and neighborhoods designated for the pilot program

She said that when that committee's planning was interrupted by Christmas holidays, it was just never brought back up.

"That committee is live and already established," said Page. "The money is allocated to do it."

Page said that until the program becomes reality, those who want to recycle should just use the recycling trailers.

Page then moved on to one of her main reasons for coming, NRDA funds.

"Walton County needs a point person to take on NRDA projects and pursue them," she said. Though Walton County was documented as the county with the third most oil on the beach in the state, Page said their projects were looked over because they were not aggressive enough in chasing that funding. Escambia, on the other hand, "got all of their projects funded."

Meadows said that with the changing hands and the lack of a strong economic development person, the county was not as aggressive as it should be in chasing those initial funds.

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