Flomaton council takes positive step

I applaud the Flomaton Town Council for agreeing to spend about $3,000 to have John Robert Smith spend a day in Flomaton to discuss the possibility of the town adopting a Form Based Code that could help the town attract new businesses.

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., met Smith at an economic development workshop in Atmore. That two-day workshop wasn't free. The City of Atmore paid to have Smith and some of his employees with T 4 America come to Atmore to make a presentation to help that city grow economically.

I talked with Smith on the telephone. I learned he served as mayor of Meridian,...