County commissioners had to scrape together about $5,000 to fund the needed repairs.
David Morgan, emergency management coordinator, told commissioners that while Bee County was included with the state’s disaster declaration, the amount of damage done within the county would not be enough to get state assistance.
County Judge David Silva said that the deductible for the county’s insurance is also higher than the amount needed to repair the pavilion.
“Even if we put everything together, it wouldn’t be enough,” he said. “We lose all the way around.”
Tropical Storm Hermine ripped through Bee County in September, causing a few downed trees but little damage countywide.
The pavilion took a hit, losing a portion of its south side roof along with breaking some of the steel framework.
Shortly after the storm, Bee County was included in the disaster area.
However, the amount of damage, dollar wise, wasn’t enough to get state assistance.
On Oct. 4, commissioners authorized the repairs to begin. By Monday, crews had already removed a section of the damaged roof and have since replaced part of it.