Walton County Construction Moves Forward

By: Drew Steele Email
By: Drew Steele Email

Construction seemed to be the topic of the night Tuesday during the Walton County Board of Commissioners meeting. The Love's truck stop project in the mossy head industrial park continues to move forward.

"Public works says the site is virtually clear with a little bit of a few piles to clean up. All in all they say great progress and commitment to get the job done. All the departments involved in this have worked very closely with the love's folks and they have been very please" said Project Coordinator Larry Jones.

And commissioners also discussed design and functionality of the US 331 project spanning the entire county. Reconstruction of the county's administrative team was also a big topic as candidates for a new county administrator were discussed.

"Mr. Holley sent a memo to the county identifying six individuals that they selected that would be appropriate for interview" said Interim County Administrator Gerry Demers.

However commissioners quickly narrowed down the six candidates to four after addressing concerns.
"I have a concern about one of the gentleman spending money without board authorization. That was in one of the background. I want a county administrator or anybody who works for the county when you're spending that kind of money it comes to the board" said Commissioner Sara Comander.

After interviews take place in late august commissioners will reconvene and choose a candidate for the position. This is the third time the board has had to select a new county administrator. The previous administrator resigned after one month on the job.

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