Commissioners table PSJRA vote

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 09:47 AM.

In other business during last Tuesday’s meeting:

*Commissioners will conduct a workshop prior to their April 1 meeting to consider options for addressing ongoing issues with discolored water from the tap.

“We are getting very close to a solution,” Buzzett said.

*Another meeting and another testy exchange between Magidson and a resident of Cape San Blas concerning the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

Dr. Pat Hardman attempted to pin Magidson down on where the city was getting the money to relocate the lighthouse. The bids, Magidson said, for the move came in just under $500,000 and Hardman asked how the city would foot that bill in addition to the estimated $170,000 cost of lowering power lines by Duke Energy to accommodate the relocation.

The city has a state appropriation of $325,000, a Duke Energy grant of $25,000 and raised nearly $40,000 in other donations and Hardman repeatedly asked where the remainder of the money was coming from.

Magidson turned the question back to Hardman, asking her where the proponents for keeping the lighthouse on the cape were securing their funds, and continued, as he has for several meetings, to insist the city has the money or “it will be coming.”

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