TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Officials here announced the second town hall on the waterways security proposal is rescheduled for Feb. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mexico Beach Civic Center. Due to the effects of inclement weather, the town hall previously scheduled for Jan. 30 had to be postponed.
Tyndall remains committed to involving all members of the local community throughout the entire process. The plan to hold the second town hall in Mexico Beach allows Tyndall officials to reach out to community members that were unable to attend the town hall held at Gulf Coast State College.
The proposal has taken 10 years to develop and would establish temporary security buffer zones reaching 500 feet into only a threatened water area when enacted by base officials during periods of heighten security postures.
Tyndall officials have already sought feedback from elected officials and concerned citizens groups and made improvements to the plan based on their feedback.
This is the second informational town hall on the proposal before submitting the proposal to the Army Corps of Engineers for an official public comment period. More than 110 people attended the Dec. 19, 2013 town hall at Gulf Coast State College.
“We have worked diligently to hear the concerns of our neighbors in Bay County,” said Col. Christopher Holmes, 325th Mission Support Group commander. “The feedback provided at the town hall brought some added perspective that we incorporated into the proposal.”
The format for the event will be the same as the previous town hall with a briefing from Maj. Anthony McCarty, 325th Security Forces commander, a period to submit questions via index cards and a follow-up question and answer session.
The Mexico Beach Civic Center is located at 105 N. 31st Street.