Holmes County Road Paving

The Holmes County commission took action to reduce the confusion over the grading of roads.

The board unanimously de-certified its road maintenance map.

Several officials say it has led to controversy over what constituted a public, and a privately-owned road.

With pending lawsuits, the board will follow Florida statute on what constitutes a county highway.

Holmes County commission chairman, Raymon Thomas, says a 911 map is all that's needed for county employees to know if they are working on private or public road.

"A few years ago, Florida legislature enacted a law that defined it this way for several years to prove that the road was built by the county in order for it to be a county road," said Thomas.

There are 7,000 miles of dirt roads in Holmes County.

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