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2015 Residential Construction Mitigation Program

Solicitation Number# 15RC-E6-02-29-01-274

Request for Documented Quote, Professional Contracting Services for the 2015 Residential Wind Mitigation Projects

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is announcing the documented quote for professional services for a wind retrofit on residential homes located in Franklin County. All wind retrofit activity will be based on current building code 1507 the 5th ed. Wind retrofit services may include but are not limited to window replacement, door replacement, hurricane shutter installation, roof replacement and the potential to address anchoring of wall to foundation or foundation corrections. All bid packets will have an individual Scope of Work per resident. The firm will provide or contract all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation and supervision as indicated in the bid packets. The contractor must have a proven track record, extensive experience and hold a State of Florida Certified Building Contractors License.

Franklin County reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof and/or to waive the information if such is deemed to be in the best interest of Franklin County. The county also reserves the right to reject the bid of any bidder who has previously failed to perform adequately after having once being awarded a prior bid for furnishing materials mentioned in this bid.

All Bid packets are available at the Franklin County Emergency Management office located at 28 Airport Rd, Apalachicola Fl 32322.

Point of Contact: Contact for Documented Quote: Tress Dameron @ 850-653-8977 ext 3 or email em2frank@fairpoint.net.

Extended Submission Deadline Date: November 13th at 4:00 pm.

Deliver Three Sealed copies of the Documented Quote to : Franklin County Clerks Office ATTN. Michael Moron

33 Market St Suite 203

Apalachicola Fl 32320

Publish Dates October 22, and 29 2015



Franklin County is monitoring all activity. As the season progresses Tropical waters are becoming very active. This is the time of year we see more activity.  Franklin County Residents need to be aware of the weather and start being prepared.  Be sure to stay up to date by clicking here or going to Alerts at the top of this page for Warnings, Watches and Advisories.

  • Check your disaster kits
  • Check and Review Emergency Plans
  • Make sure you have all supplies needed for a disaster/hurricane
  • Barrier Islands residents need to have all supplies on hand prior to evacuation being issued
  • Shelter in place residents – get your supplies and disaster plans prior to evacuation
  • When the bridge closes there will be no traffic on or off the barrier islands.
  • Make sure all outside equipment and lawn furniture is stored properly
  • Check your shutters and equipment used to secure your home




Franklin County Emergency Management will be implementing an early warning system for Franklin County.   The system will allow FCEM to send you a warning message to your phone, email or both.  If you have enrolled in the Re-Entry program and provided an email address, we have enrolled you into the Nixle Warning System.  You can also click on the Nixle Logo above and register yourself.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at em1frank@fairpoint.net or 850-653-8977.

Your User Name is :  The Email Address You Provided

Password is :  The First 6 Letters of Your Last Name.  If Your Last Name is Less Than 6 Letters, Then Add Numbers Starting with 1 to Make the 6 Digit Password.  ALL LOWER CASE

For Example:  If your Last Name Is Smith Your Password Will Be – smith1     If Your Last Name Is Doe Your Password Will Be – doe123

If you have already applied for and received your Re-Entry Tags, we have signed you up for Nixle unless you requested otherwise.  If you have not received an email or text message from Nixle, please Text the word YES to 888777 from the cell phone number you provided.

Once you are registered in the Nixle system, you can sign on to your account at www.nixle.com and make changes, add different locations, change your password, etc.



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The Franklin County Emergency Management Office will be accepting applications for the Residential Construction Mitigation Program is an ongoing application until funds are no longer available. Applications and criteria are located below. For more information contact Franklin County Emergency Management office at 850-653-8977.

Criteria for Residential Construction Mitigation Program:

  1. The Homeowner’s residence to be mitigated must be located in Franklin County.
  2. Moderate to low income.
  3. Single family site built home
  4. The applicant’s property which is the subject of the application may not be in mortgage foreclosure or more than 30 days delinquent

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