The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold the first of several budget meetings/workshops at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City. The purpose is to discuss the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

Subsequent meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 13 and 9 a.m. Aug. 27 in the Commission Chambers. The public is invited to attend and the meetings will be broadcast live and archived at the link below.
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300-yard shooting lane now open at Gun Range

300-yard shooting lane now open at Gun RangeThe Bay County Shooting Range recently opened its new 300-yard lane and is currently working to complete a sporting clays course. Click the link below to read a News Herald article about the range.
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CRS available online

CRS available online Bay County's annual Community Rating System (CRS) Progress Report is available online for download. The CRS is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-sponsored voluntary program that aims to help participating communities take steps to reduce flood losses, facilitate accurate insurance ratings and promote awareness of flood insurance.

Bay County's participation in the federal program helps residents in unincorporated Bay County receive discounts on flood insurance premiums. The county's current CRS rating of "5" provides a 25-percent annual discount to flood insurance policy holders.
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Special Needs registry available

Special Needs registry available Bay County residents with special needs are encouraged to register with Bay County Emergency Services to provide local emergency responders with important information for use in the event of an emergency situation such as a tornado, flood, hurricane, extended power outage or disease outbreak. The program is strictly voluntary, and its intent is to provide the emergency response network with information pertinent to developing an effective response to emergency situations.

Please click the link below to learn more about the program and to sign up.
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