NFCD president urges county to lease Wewahitchka Courthouse

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 09:38 AM.

Among those, at least to some skeptics nearly a decade ago when she proposed it, was building a new school in Port St. Joe, a facility that opened last year.

Gaskin noted NFCD operates in five counties, has an overall budget that has grown from $400,000 to more than $4 million and that 70 percent of her operations are in Gulf County.

As much as saving the courthouse entered the picture, so did maintaining her staff and operations in Gulf County.

“I need your support to continue to operate economically in this county,” Gaskin said, adding that if forced she could move her headquarters to another county.

“I would hate to see it be closed. I don’t want to see that happen. The building would continue to deteriorate.”

Commissioner Warren Yeager said he supported the move, though he wanted to see details.

“In theory I am in support of that move,” Yeager said. “We have looked at this in the past.”



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