I email David yesterday about any progress that had been made on his end. He said I should check with the FWC. The FWC said everything looked good as far as the rerouting and relocating. David said I should get all my drawings together to send to Tallahassee. That sounds promising. My goal is to have everything ready when the weather cools a bit. When work slows a little, I’ll get the maps ready.
Gulf Power seems willing to let us use their easement off of Greenbrier for a parking area but I need to go out and do some measuring to meet some of their criteria. I haven’t approached the university yet, but soon. I doubt they will spring for materials and neither will Gulf Power but we may be able to get our feet wet in the whole grant writing process to get some gravel and a kiosk. If we can get permission to park there, then the race can start there. The Pate Road entrance is too much of a hassle for Gulf Power to deal with so the will probably remain an “unofficial” entrance.
Steve with the NWFWMD responded to my last email, he had been out of town. Communication is good.
A guy from Virginia posted on the PORC forum about dirt jumping. He’s maybe moving here and wanted to know if we had any facilities for it. He says he’s had experience dealing with agencies getting these things built. I emailed him with all of our experiences but he hasn’t responded yet.