City receives funding to relocate Cape San Blas Lighthouse

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

The city has agreed to ensure that county residents pay the same rate for water and sewer as city residents.

Magidson disputed that there was anything “complex” about the interlocal agreement and said the city had raised the issue of the fire tax to the BOCC at least two years ago and the issue had not been resolved.

“Anybody who says the interlocal agreement and the (PSJRA) move are connected is blowing smoke,” Magidson said.

He said when the request for the PSJRA move came up, the city broached the fire tax issue once again.

“They are not connected; this is not complex,” Magidson said.

He also argued that by dividing the fire tax money, something in the neighborhood of $28,000, among the local fire departments might also help lower the fire insurance rating for residents, something that does not happen when the money goes into the BOCC general fund.

The PSJRA is currently paying double for rent, at the Welcome Center and to hold an office at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Local Color building which has been offered to the agency at the same operational costs currently incurred at the Welcome Center.

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