County commission to consider fiber optic, downtown project

Local officials will consider infrastructure improvements and funding a revitalization project when the Board of County Commissioners meets twice Tuesday.

At the commission’s regular meeting, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is expected to recognize two deputies with Life Saving Awards and a resident for being an honorary member of the state Sheriff’s Association.

Sheriff Gator DeLoach will also go before the Port Authority to present the sheriff’s office’s case to install fiber optic cable equipment at its main office to improve communications services on the property.

The Palatka Fire Department, represented by Stephen Barker, will request the consideration of a fire assessment fee for property owners. 

According to county documents, the money raised from that fee would go to improving department resources and manpower.

At the commission’s workshop meeting later that day, commissioners will hear from representatives of 1 Putnam seeking funding for a project to revitalize downtown Palatka.

Ben Bates and Danny Martinez went before the commission Jan. 22 to request $7,500 to help pay for the project after securing funding from the Palatka City Commission and the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. 

While county commissioners didn’t deny their request then, they requested the two provide more details about the project at Tuesday’s workshop.

The regular county commissioner will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The workshop will begin 2 p.m.

Palatka Daily News

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