Mexico Beach councilmember resigns

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

Mullen said that the insurance company had sent Nova’s assessment to their own engineers for further investigation, but that he expected an answer in the next few weeks.

“They sent the claim to their engineers for review,” said Cathey. “That seems to be the case for the last 14 months.”

Councilwoman Tanya Castro asked Mullen if they could give the insurance company a deadline for their response and a final decision, but Mullen said that he didn’t feel like they were on a level bargaining field with the company.

Mullen said that if the insurance company decided not to reimburse the city for the foundation, it would have to cover the expenses of removal.

Members of the community who were present expressed their desire to see progress made on the new city hall and Castro agreed that the council should make a decision and move forward.

“I’m not saying that we walk away from the money,” said Castro, “but I’m also not saying we walk away and do nothing.”

All members of the council agreed that they want to see progress on replacing the burnt-out building with a new city hall. Cathey encouraged Mullen to touch base with the insurance company if he hadn’t heard anything by the first of the year.

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