Walton County approves TRIUMPH request list

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As TRIUMPH oil spill money gets ready to be distributed, the affected counties are preparing a list of potential projects.

Tuesday morning, Bay County Commissioners submitted their list of 19 proposed projects ranging from education programs to economic issues.

Wednesday night, Walton County Commissioners approved their own request list.

However, unlike Bay County, Walton County's list of 34 items was scored based off of three-point criteria through a special committee.

The committee voted on each request based off whether the projects meet one or more of the statuary eligible uses and statuary priorities and whether the project is transformational.

Walton County's board approved their request list three to one, just one day ahead of the TRIUMPH board meeting.

For the list of requested projects or criteria for grading, see the documents attached to this article.