Mexico Beach council halts city hall project

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:52 AM.

Councilwoman Tanya Castro suggested that if the scope of work completely changed, it may relieve the council of any monetary penalties toward either company.

Mullen had concerns about canceling the agreement without legal review since the city still owed Cathey Construction $40,000 for services rendered on the property.

“We need a comprehensive legal review of where we stand before we go out and do something,” said Mullen. “The issue is not what to do with the property; the issue is the next step.”

Blackburn said she wanted to keep the city’s promise to citizens that the city project wouldn’t cost taxpayer money and the group unanimously passed a motion to halt the project, pending legal review of the agreement, in order to develop a structure the city can afford.

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