Conversation on the subject of incorporating South Walton is about to get serious.
A group calling itself A Better South Walton expects to get a first glance at a feasibility study critiquing the issue in May. If the findings look positive, members plan soon after to begin holding community meetings to make the case for incorporation.
“Something needs to change. We can’t keep going down the same path we’re going,” said Dave Rauschkolb, the vice president of A Better South Walton’s eight-member board of directors.
Walton County boasts a population of about 55,000, but the 20,000-plus living on the south end of the county are only truly represented by one of five county commissioners, said board member Jacquee Markel.
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