Jackson County BOCC

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This is the temporary Site for Jackson County BOCC And Jackson County Emergency Management.
Please continue to check back here for Updates and press releases.

***ATTENTION***


Due to incoming severe weather, the Town Hall meeting planned for 5:30 this evening at MHS is canceled. It will be rescheduled. New date and time to be determined.

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

The following offices have been moved to various locations:

 

County Administration

       2819 Panhandle Road, Emergency Ops Center

       850-718-0019

 

Clerk of Courts

2862 Madison Street (across from Courthouse in Finance Dept.)

 

Civil Court, Dependency Court, Court Administration

County Court, County Probation:

       4469 Clinton Street (behind Winn Dixie)  2nd floor

 

Criminal Court will be held at the County Jail (public will not be in attendance)

       2737 Pennsylvania Drive

 

Guardian Ad Litem will be opening at 4469 Clinton Street

       (behind Winn Dixie) date to be determined

 

Property Appraiser

       4469 Clinton Street 1st floor (opening 10/30/18)

 

State Attorney

       2863 Green Street 2nd floor

 

Property Appraiser

       4469 Clinton Street 1st floor (opening 10/30/18)

 

Tax Collector

Flomobile from DMV will be at Hwy 90 office Monday, Wednesday and Friday to do tag renewals and parking placards.

 

Driver’s License Office 3613 Hwy 90 West, Marianna, FL Phone:  850-482-9602

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

No Driver’s License can be issued in Graceville or Sneads.

 

       Graceville Office 5386 Cliff Street P O Box 655

              Graceville, FL 32440  Phone:  850-263-3218

              Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Sneads Office 8087 Hwy 90 East P O Box 520              Sneads, FL  32460  Phone 850-593-6737

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

The following offices have been moved to various locations:

 

County Administration

       2819 Panhandle Road, Emergency Ops Center

       850-718-0019

 

Clerk of Courts

2862 Madison Street (across from Courthouse in Finance Dept.)

 

Civil Court, Dependency Court, Court Administration

County Court, County Probation:

       4469 Clinton Street (behind Winn Dixie)  2nd floor

 

Criminal Court will be held at the County Jail (public will not be in attendance)

       2737 Pennsylvania Drive

 

Guardian Ad Litem will be opening at 4469 Clinton Street

       (behind Winn Dixie) date to be determined

 

Property Appraiser

       4469 Clinton Street 1st floor (opening 10/30/18)

 

State Attorney

       2863 Green Street 2nd floor

 

Property Appraiser

       4469 Clinton Street 1st floor (opening 10/30/18)

 

Tax Collector

Flomobile from DMV will be at Hwy 90 office Monday, Wednesday and Friday to do tag renewals and parking placards.

 

Driver’s License Office 3613 Hwy 90 West, Marianna, FL Phone:  850-482-9602

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

No Driver’s License can be issued in Graceville or Sneads.

 

       Graceville Office 5386 Cliff Street P O Box 655

              Graceville, FL 32440  Phone:  850-263-3218

              Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Sneads Office 8087 Hwy 90 East P O Box 520              Sneads, FL  32460  Phone 850-593-6737

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM  

 

 

LIST OF REGISTERED AND LICENSED AND INSURED CONTRACTORS IN JACKSON COUNTY
(This may not be a comprehensive list. If you are a licensed contractor and were left off this list in error, please contact the building department at (850) 482-9802)


News Release

Survivors May Now Visit State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Jackson County

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Marianna in Jackson County.

 

Florida Division of Emergency Management and FEMA will open additional centers in affected counties in the coming days. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties designated in the Florida federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael.

 

Representatives from the State of Florida, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other organizations are at the centers to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with resources that best match their recovery needs.

 

The center is located at:

University

Extension Office

2737 Penn Ave.

Marianna, FL 32448

 

Sunday through Saturday, 8am to 7pm local time

 

Other centers will soon be open in affected areas. Survivors can view locations by using the FEMA mobile app or by visiting FEMA.gov/DRC.

 

Homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. There are several ways to register:

 

  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • Call 800-621-3362 (voice/711/VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

 

 

 

 

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Survivors May Now Visit State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Jackson County-page 2

 

 

All recovery centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment, such as amplified phones and listening devices for people with hearing loss and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available. In-person American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters

are available by request. (If possible, please allow 24 hours to schedule an interpreter). The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

 

Survivors may follow these links to access informational videos in American Sign Language:

 

Florida homeowners, renters and business owners in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington Counties may apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Michael.

 

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FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.

 

For a list of locations where survivors can obtain commodities (water, food, etc.), visit www.floridadisaster.org/info.

 

For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4399.

 

Follow FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Twitter at @FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Division’s Facebook pages at Facebook.com/FEMA and Facebook.com/FloridaSERT.

Press Release

October 20, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Kristie Cloud, PIO

[email protected]

850-557-9059

Recovery n Motion

MARIANNA, Fla.

Jackson County residents will see a few changes in their communities this weekend. There are eight PODS (points of distribution), with supplies provided by the State of Florida, that have been operating throughout Jackson County since last week. Those PODS will begin to scale back as the community, volunteers and charitable organizations take the lead in recovery efforts. Within the next twenty-four hours, all of the PODS offering MRE’s and water will be closed, with the exception of the Cottondale location. Each location will remain open until all of the supplies have been handed out. The Cottondale POD will receive  one more supply delivery and is currently the only location providing tarps. Once the Cottondale

POD supplies have been exhausted that location will close as well. The National Guard

continues to play a pivotal role in the disaster response in Jackson County following

Hurricane Michael. Because they are tasked with providing security and traffic assistance, once the State distribution locations are closed, they will withdraw from those locations and move on to other areas affected by the disaster. As area retailers have power restored and are able to offer goods and services to the community, the recovery process will continue to shift. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has updated the previous curfew to 11 p.m. –5a.m. in an effort to support the economic recovery of the County. The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is assisting small businesses and can be reached at 850-482-8060.

Convoy of Hope in Marianna will be closed tomorrow, October 20, but will reopen on Monday and continue to provide supplies to Jackson County. The Salvation Army and

Red Cross will continue to operate in the County, providing hot meals and other assistance to residents. The Red Cross has approximately eleven ERVs (Emergency Response Vehicles) that are mobile and can travel to communities providing food. The Salvation Army is currently operating approximately five Canteens in Jackson County, also providing food. For more information on where to locate the food locations, please call the Northwest Florida American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337 or for the Salvation Army visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org

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Florida Public Utilities

representative, Mason Brock said crews are working around the clock to restore power to their customers in storm-affected areas. Please visit FPUC.com for information on power restoration and vital post-hurricane safety tips. The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners is committed to the well-being of all Jackson County citizens and will continue to cooperate with organizations providing relief to our resilient communities.


Notice of Special Meeting


On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will meet in special session to discuss issues related to Hurricane Michael recovery. Other matters may be addressed as needed. The meeting will take place at the Marianna City Hall located at 2898 Green Street, Marianna Florida. This meeting is open to the public.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Executive Assistant prior to the meeting, at 850-557-9059  

Notice of Regular Meeting


On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will meet for a regular board meeting which was rescheduled on October 8th from its original date of 10-9-18 to today, 10-16-18. The meeting will take place at the Marianna City Hall located at 2898 Green Street, Marianna Florida, to discuss debris removal. Other matters may be addressed as needed. This meeting is open to the public.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Executive Assistant prior to the meeting, at 850-557-9059

Notice of Special Meeting

 

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will meet in a special session at the Marianna City Hall located at 2898 Green Street, Marianna Florida, to discuss debris removal.

Other matters may be addressed as needed. This meeting is open to the public.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Executive Assistant prior to the meeting, at 850-557-9059.

Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Search and Rescue Operations

Jackson County, Florida

October 15, 2018


Les Crews with the Urban Search and Rescue division of FEMA said Monday, search and rescue teams have completed 75-80% of their door-to-door canvassing of the municipal areas in Jackson County as they continue moving through the county. FEMA is working with an Incident Management Team out of Virginia to account for all citizens of Jackson County. Search and rescue teams form Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia Beach are operating in Jackson County. The law enforcement division of Florida Fish and Wildlife is working in conjunction with other agencies in search and rescue and medical and/or well checks. A USAR team from New Jersey went to 2,550 doorsteps yesterday, October 14. Of those 2,550 homes, approximately 53 were destroyed by the storm, 276 had failing structure and 867 were damaged. All teams are still canvassing the county


Crews said local Fire Rescue employees completed an initial blanket search immediately after the storm. Area first responders continue to play a crucial role in daily operations and in caring for the community as a whole


Volunteers from around the United States continue to arrive in Jackson County to assist with recovery efforts. Many of Jackson County’s charitable and faith-based organizations have come together to support their communities and provide assistance.

Press Release
October 13th, 2018

The City of Alford is under a boil water notice until otherwise informed.

 

Notice of Special Meeting


On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will meet in a special session at the Marianna City Hall located at 2898 Green Street, Marianna Florida, to discuss debris removal. Other matters may be addressed as needed. This meeting is open to the public. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the Executive Assistant prior to the meeting, at 850-557-9059.

 

Press Release

 

October 13, 2018

 

***For Immediate Release***

 

Hurricane Relief Resources Update

 

 

Relief continues to arrive in Jackson County. During a 6 p.m. briefing at the Jackson County Emergency Operations Center, information was distributed about the current state of operations in the county.

 

There are four pods currently in Jackson County, providing relief items. The pods are located in the parking lot of the Walmart in Marianna and at Chipola Family Ministries at 3018 Highway 71 North. Pods are also located at 3277 Main Street in Cottondale at Crossroads Baptist Church and 2010 Legion Road  in Sneads.

 

Convoy of Hope will be open tomorrow, October 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot and will be relocating to Riverview Church Monday or Tuesday.

Chipola Family Ministries will be serving hot meals to the community from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

 

The Jackson County Public Works Department is advising customers of county utilities to boil water before consumption until further notice. The City of Marianna may be lifting their boil notice within the next day or two, according to City Manager Jim Dean.

 

Contracted companies continue to clear roads in the county. If you are moving debris from private property to the right of way, please keep construction and vegetation debris separate so that when debris removal begins the process will move as quickly as possible.

 

Waste Management will begin trash pick-up for their customers, starting Monday, October 15, 2018 on their regular route. Customers with damaged or missing Waste Management bins, may leave filled trash bags by the road and they will be picked up.

 

FEMA declared on Friday night that Jackson County was approved for individual FEMA assistance. To file a claim, go to disasterassistance.gov.

 

For updates via Facebook, go to Facebook and search for Jackson County Board of County

Commissioners. The Emergency Management Operations Center has a few phone lines working. For General Public Information call 850-718-0019.

Alford is under a boil water notice until otherwise informed. 

Press Release

Jackson County Board of County Commissioners

 

October 12, 2018   7:30 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

During a briefing at the Emergency Management Complex on October 12, 2018, agencies met to give updates on local relief efforts, following Hurricane Michael.

Mason Brock from Florida Public Utilities stated that the company has one hundred and twenty linemen on the ground, working to restore power. Brock said there is no way to estimate at this time how long it will take to restore power to the area. Special needs customers will be priority one for power restoration. Approximately fifty percent of the FPU power poles were broken in the storm and most of the lines are down. Brock said updates are posted on the social media pages for FPU.

A press release from Gulf Power on October 12, 2018 quotes Gulf Power representative Jeff Rogers, “It is important for customers to understand that its going to take longer in some areas to rebuild our electrical system – some of our major line infrastructure is located in heavily wooded areas or is difficult to access.” According to the press release, Holmes, Jackson and Washington county Gulf Power customers are estimated to be restored by midnight, October 19, 2018.

Jackson County Road and Bridge had 80 crews on the ground today and expects to have approximately 150 crews on the ground tomorrow.

 

Jackson County IFAS Agent Doug Mayo is working with the Department of Agriculture and the Florida Cattlemen’s Association to secure resources for Agriculture Community in Jackson County.

Convoy of Hope will be offering food, water and ice at the Walmart on Highway 71 South in Marianna on October 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organization has the capability to feed 600-700 people a day.

Also, activating tomorrow are Pathfinders Task Force relief pods throughout the county. The following locations will be providing relief items on October 13, 2018 from approximately noon to five p.m.:

3277 Main Street in Cottondale (Crossroads Baptist Church)

2010 Legion Road in Sneads (Ballfield)

2255 State Road 71 South in Marianna (Walmart)

3018 Highway 71 in Marianna (Chipola Family Ministries)

 

Another location, in Graceville, will be activated later this week.

 

Many organizations are asking how they can donate items to areas affected by Hurricane Michael. At this time, monetary donations to The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The Southern Baptist Association and the United Way of Northwest Florida are best due to logistics and safety concerns. If you know individuals or organization coming to Jackson County to bring supplies, please contact Coba Beasley with Chipola Baptist Association at 850-573-1465.

 

 

Sandon S. Speedling MHS, CPM County Health Officer with The Florida Department of Health in Jackson County advises citizens not to run generators indoors or in the garage due to the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are concerned about theft of a generator, secure it to something outside your house. Never bring a generator indoors. Electrical issues with generators can also be extremely dangerous.

 

If you are “backfeeding” through the power lines, please contact Florida Public Utilities or West Florida Electric Cooperative since this could energize the line and a line thought dead could be live.

 

It cannot be assumed that all municipal water supply is safe to drink. Therefore, a boil water notice is recommended for all municipal water systems. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute to treat.

If you do not have the means to boil, use 10 drops of unscented chlorine bleach per gallon of water and allow to sit for one minute.  If water is discolored, run water until no longer discolored and then treat it.

 

All Jackson County citizens should be aware of scams following disasters of this nature. If approached by an individual offering to work on debris removal on your property, call your insurance company for guidance or check online with the Better Business Bureau to confirm it is a legitimate company. 

 

Florida Fish and Wild Commission are conducting welfare checks and providing security.  To request a welfare check contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.  A curfew is in affect from dusk until dawn through Tuesday with the potential to be extended.

Press Release

***For Imminent Release***

Date: October 12, 2018

Hurricane Cleanup Underway

Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 County, State, and Federal officials are working tirelessly to address the widespread damage to Jackson County.

Governor Rick Scott is scheduled to visit Jackson County to assess the damage.

Relief agencies arrived throughout the night last night and are setting up staging areas around around the county to provide food and water to citizens. The Red Cross is headed to Jackson County with meals and other supplies. Tomorrow, October 13, 2018 a relief pod will be deployed in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Hwy. 71 South. More locations will be announced as soon as possible.

The Jackson County Road and Bridge employees have been working to clear roads through the county, along with several with several debris removal companies. DRC Emergency is clearing debris in the Northwest area of the county, Ceres is clearing debris in the Northeast area of the county, and Crowder Gulf is clearing the Southern area of Jackson County.

All areas of Jackson County have been affected by Hurricane Michael. Please check on your neighbor. Relief is on its was and our community is working together through the catastrophe.

The curfew announced yesterday has been replaced by a dusk to dawn curfew through Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Please stay off of the roads after dark. There are trees down on almost every road in the county and driving at night is extremely dangerous. Please do not walk around your community after dark. Glass and debris are on the roadways and emergency personnel are working night.

The City of Marianna has issued a notice to boil throughout the city. Please boil water before consumption.

The Jackson County Emergency Management Center has operated around the clock since October 9th and continues to be a staging area for multiple agencies arriving to assist in hurricane cleanup.