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Escambia Commissioners decide not to acknowledge 4-H plan for relocation
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Escambia County commissioners heard a proposal this morning for new 4H facilities.
The county encouraged the 4H to sell the Matt Langley Bell Center on Nine Mile Road to Navy Federal Credit Union.
The organization has 1.6 million dollars from that sale to buy or build a new place.
Today, 4-H leaders presented their plan.
They want to use the Escambia County Equestrian Center for animal shows, accept the 24-acre "Cottage Hill State Forest" property in Cantonment, a gift from the state and lease property from private landowners for raising animals.
That would leave the bulk of the 1.6 million in the bank for future use.
The commission voted -not- to acknowledge the proposal.
Now the 4-H club has the final say on where they relocate, however, the plan counts on county support. Including use of sales tax money for improvements at the Equestrian Center.