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Tyndall Planning Second Town Hall on Waterway Restrictions

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Officials have announced plans for a second town hall on the waterways security proposal scheduled for Jan. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mexico Beach Civic Center.

The proposal has taken 10 years to develop and would establish temporary security buffer zones reaching 500 feet into only a threatened water area when enacted by base officials during periods of heighten security postures. 

Tyndall officials have already sought feedback from elected officials and concerned citizens groups and made improvements to the plan based on their feedback.

This is the second informational town hall on the proposal before submitting the proposal to the Army Corps of Engineers for an official public comment period. More than 110 people attended the Dec. 19, 2013 town hall at Gulf Coast State College.

"We have worked diligently to hear the concerns of our neighbors in Bay County," said Col. Christopher Holmes, 325th Mission Support Group commander. "The feedback provided at the town hall brought some added perspective that we incorporated into the proposal."

The format for the event will be the same as the previous town hall with a briefing from Maj. Anthony McCarty, 325th Security Forces commander, a period to submit questions via index cards and a follow-up question and answer session.

The Mexico Beach Civic Center is located at 105 N. 31st Street.

To view a video of the previous town hall, click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MMBQnDWH3Q).

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Information provided by Tyndall 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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