Mexico Beach finds new city clerk

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 01:09 PM.

Councilman Bobby Pollock, who had voted with Cathey last week, voted yes, breaking the tie. He said McGhee was well-liked by the community and he had faith in the residents of Mexico Beach.

McGhee will be offered a salary of $50,000 annually with a mandatory performance review after six months of employment.

The mayor will reach out to McGhee this week with a formal offer.

The council also addressed the issue of fish carcasses building up in the canal.

Snapper season kicked off over the weekend and it was clear that not all fishermen were disposing of the fish parts in the dumpsters provided at the local fish-cleaning stations. The buildup caused an eyesore and the summer heat on the waste created a foul stench within the community.

There is no ordinance against dumping fish remains into the canal, though the city sought to find a solution that would avoid buildup, fearing that it may have long-term effects on local tourism.

Citizens voiced complaints about the sights and smells and everyone proposed their own ideas on how to deal with the problem.

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