City accepts BP settlement, sets lighthouse relocation timeline

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM.

The city continues to wait on an actual deed for the structures from the federal government.

The bids, Smallwood said, will provide the template for how the structures will be moved – various scenarios have been offered informally, from moving overland to using a barge or even helicopter.

The bids will also offer a window into a definitive price for the project which has been the subject of much public debate.

The city has a $325,000 historic preservation grant from the city and some $40,000 raised by the St. Joseph Historical Society.

The PSJRA has also placed in its budget some funding for the lighthouse project, though the PSJRA board has yet to formally convey any of the funds to the city.

The city submitted a request for over $900,000 for the relocation to the county RESTORE Act committee, but the mayor has said during past meetings that he has received informal estimates between $200,000-$250,000.

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