Mexico Beach police department feels effects of mold

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:59 AM.

Cathey said that a solution should be in place by the first of the year.

Norris had proposed purchasing a modular unit he located in Port St. Joe that could be upgraded to comply with Florida building codes.

“It’s not an option we should consider,” said Castro. “It’s a money pit.”

Norris made a final appeal to the council and said that some employees have begun feeling sick and been to the doctor.

“Exposure to the mold is causing them to have breathing problems,” said Norris. “We’ve band-aided the building, but it can only be patched so much.”

Norris included himself in the employees who were potentially feeling the effects of the spores and reported that Mexico Beach police officers typically work for 12-16 hours a day.

A large majority of that work is done inside the police department.

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