Mexico Beach Parker House slab ‘not to be used’

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM.

The Bay County Board of County Commissioners supported the council in their decision and recommended Nova to complete the new analysis.

Mullen reported that when walking in the Parker House, an incline could be felt and visible cracks could be seen in the slab.

“I don’t see how anyone could ignore this,” said Mullen. “You can walk across the front porch and tell that it’s not fine.”

At Tuesday’s regular meeting Mullen said that he had mailed the new report to the insurance company, based in Orlando, and would be following up soon to schedule a face-to-face meeting.

Previously, the council had decided that the Parker House would be dismantled and moved to a secondary site on the property, which sits off U.S. Highway 98.

Members of the public inquired why the council was worried about the slab if they had no intention to rebuild on it. Mullen answered that they would not remove the slab until the insurance claim had been settled and the remaining $90,000 paid.

“We have proof that (the slab) is not fine,” said Mullen. “If they still say the slab is fine, then we’ll have problems.

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