Mexico Beach councilmember resigns

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 09:40 AM.

The new member of the council will be appointed by the current members.

Mexico Beach residents interested in the position should submit a letter of interest to City Hall no later than Dec. 31.

At some point in January, a special meeting will be held to speak with candidates and find the best fit.

Another week goes by and the Historic Parker House still stands empty and burnt.

After obtaining a second evaluation of the building’s foundation from Nova Engineering, the results of which echoed the opinion of the council that it was unsafe to rebuild upon, the council awaits the final decision from the insurance company.

The council hopes to receive an extra $87,000 in funds to pay for damages to the foundation from a fire two years ago, but hasn’t received any money in the past two years.

“They promised us an answer back as soon as they can,” said Councilman Jack Mullen, who was spearheading the communication with the insurance company.

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