Franklin County will hold a series of workshops this summer to discuss code enforcement around the county.
For years the county commission has considered hiring a code enforcement officer to enforce many of the county's building codes, but the position has never been created.
That has allowed for a lot of people to violate county rules with no repercussions unless they are turned in by another resident.
On April 20th Franklin County Commissioners signed an agreement with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council to hold 5 workshops this summer in communities in the unincorporated area of Franklin County like Eastpoint, St. George Island and Alligator Point.
The information from the meetings will be collected in a a report at the end of the summer to help commissioners decided if creating a code enforcement position is necessary.
The meetings will likely be in-person as well as on-line.
The first meetings are expected to begin in June.