City receives funding to relocate Cape San Blas Lighthouse

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 09:27 AM.

The subject of the moving of the PSJRA arose again when Commissioner Bo Patterson asked where the standoff with the Board of County Commissioners stood.

At this point, Magidson made clear, there is not a solution, “but I hope we can get it resolved soon.”

The PSJRA was asked to move by the BOCC to accommodate the growth in staff and workload by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, which shares the Welcome Center with the PSJRA.

The city, which leases the building to the county though the TDC paid for the move of the building to city land, has said it was open to the move, but wanted the county to consider a revision to an interlocal agreement concerning WindMark Beach.

The revision would divide a fire tax that now goes to the BOCC general fund among the three fire departments that cover the WindMark Beach area.

The BOCC has balked at the proposal, saying the move of the PSJRA should not be tied to the interlocal agreement and asserting that agreement is more complex than just the fire tax.

During last week’s BOCC meeting, Commissioner Warren Yeager told his fellow commissioners that of the 15 items in the interlocal agreement, 11 had been completed, one was a non-issue and the other items pertained to the fire tax and city services to the county residents.



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