Grant to pay for assessment

The Flomaton Town Council voted 4-1 to approve a grant to conduct a free assessment of the old Jackson Theater to determine if the building contains led paint, asbestos or other dangerous materials.

Debbie Nickles, town planner for Century, and Beth Norman with Cardno, an environmental group from Tallahassee, approached the Flomaton Town Council last month about partnering with Century for a Brownsfield Assessment Grant to study both public and private properties for contaminants.

Nickles and Norman said the grants are free and will not cost the town any money. They did say if contaminants are...