Commissioners rethink approach on lighthouse relocation

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 09:33 AM.

Contract one company to take apart and move the lighthouse and re-erect it in George Core Park.

“Someone with knowledge of the structure to understand how to take it apart without damaging it,” Magidson said.

He added commissioners could bid out the other pieces of the project, the keepers’ quarters and oil house.

“We need someone just to move the lighthouse,” said Commissioner William Thursbay.

Magidson said he would work with Smallwood to consider bid packages and how the project could be segmented out.

“We are pushing the peanut a little further down the road each day,” Magidson said.

A complication is the time window commissioners are working under. The U.S. Air Force has granted one six-month time-extension until January 2014 for moving the lighthouse.

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