Public safety forum joins Holmes Beach outreach effort

The public works department is building an audience for a forum in Holmes Beach.

The public works forum, part of a series of open community meetings, will take place in the Holmes Beach commission chambers at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Previous forums covering code enforcement and the police department featured an hour-long presentations and 30 minutes for questions and comments.

Commissioner Carol Soustek told the audience and commissioners at a May 9 meeting the previous forums have been “cotton-picking interesting” and encouraged everyone to attend.

“These meetings are very, very good,” Soustek said.

Building official Jim McGuinness, public works foreman Dave Benton and city engineer Lynn Burnett will conduct the forum. Benton will discuss environmental stewardship for parks, beaches and rights of ways, along with emergency management procedures for roads, sidewalks, signs and storms. Burnett will talk about drainage, boardwalks and wetlands. McGuinness will provide the introduction.

“You’d be amazed at the amount of work that this public works department does,” Soustek said. “Their list is endless.”

Holmes Beach City Hall is at 5801 Marina Drive.

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