Commissioners rethink approach on lighthouse relocation

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

Dialogue with the Air Force is complicated at this time by the shutdown of the federal government.

On a positive note, Duke Energy has donated $25,000 to the relocation effort. Money raised from all sources, local and state now totals $400,000-$500,000, still short of the original bids for relocation.

Commissioner Rex Buzzett said while he appreciated the donation he wished the utility would provide a break on the cost of bringing down power lines for ground moving of the lighthouse and ancillary buildings.

Magidson said he was still considering options for transporting at least the lighthouse into the city by barge.

Affordable housing

Commissioners approved an amended Memorandum of Understanding with Paces Foundation for the development of over 70 affordable housing units on the north end of the city.

Commissioners made two concessions.

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