The Houston County Commission on Tuesday approved an agreement with Poly, Inc. to design a new fiber loop that will serve the new Houston County Sheriff’s Office.
The new sheriff’s office will be located at the recently purchased former Five Star Credit Union building located next to the county administrative building. The new fiber loop is the first step of many to prepare the building to house the sheriff’s office.
The current timeline is set to have the office complete by February or March of 2022.
In other business, the commission also recognized May 10-14 as Small Business Week with the help of Hayden Camp, director of membership at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The last year was not easy on small businesses and our community was no exception,” Camp said. “I saw businesses change the entire way they operate overnight and succeed.”
Camp said the goal is not to get back to where we were a year ago, but to be even better. Multiple events will be help throughout Small Business Week to celebrate and advocate for the small businesses of Dothan and Houston County.
The commission also approved all other agenda items, including:
Request to award ACCA joint county supplemental metal pipe bid.
Request to approve emergency expenditure from the Capital Replacement Fund for repairs at the Road and Bridge shop.
Request to award a bid to replace a tray washer and exit table at the jail to the lowest bidder meeting specifications.
Request to enter into an agreement with Northstar Engineering to produce plans and estimate for the TAP Grant application.
Request for a special retail liquor license for Celebrity Station at the Crossing at Big Creek.
Sydney McDonald is a Dothan Eagle staff writer and can be reached at email@example.com or 334.712.7906. Support her work and that of other Eagle journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at dothaneagle.com.