Century To Seek Public Input On Oil Spill Money Projects

August 22, 2017

The Town of Century is working on five project ideas to submit for possible funding from oil spill money through Triumph Gulf Coast.

Town consultant Debbie Nickles said the town received a letter from Escambia County Commission Chairman Doug Underhill soliciting the five proposals from the town by September 15.

The Gulf Coast Economic Corridor Act signed by Gov. Rick Scott on June 2 directs $1.5 billion to be spent over a 15 year period in eight counties in Northwest Florida that were impacted by the oil spill. The act directs Escambia and other seven other counties to seek proposals from other local governing boards withing their county.

Activities eligible for funding include ad valorem tax rate reductions, workforce skill development, local funding match requirements, public infrastructure projects, equipment and personnel for local disaster action plans, promotion of tourism and workforce and educational career development programs.

The Century Town Council decided Monday night to hold a joint workshop with the Century Area Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. on August 24 to received project ideas from the chamber and the public. The council will then hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. to vote on five projects to submit to the county for possible funding.

Further details on the meeting will be published on NorthEscambia.com.

Pictured above: Town consultant Debbie Nickles addresses the Century Town Council Monday night. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Century To Seek Public Input On Oil Spill Money Projects”

  1. Paul alexander on August 22nd, 2017 6:59 pm

    How about funding for an aircraft here as Mobile has the USSALABAMA. bring it in and set it up at the old sewer plant outlet or off of the Wahoo stadium. USS Forstall was sold for a PENNY AND was hauled to Texas for scrap

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