PSJ commissioners back to square one on affordable housing

Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 09:30 AM.

According to Costa, a corporate representative had been sent to previous commission meetings and the information was never passed along.

“We’ve tried to be good neighbors, making this building something you’d be proud of,” said Costa.

A regular sponsor of the annual Scallop Festival, Costa said he was donating $50,000 to help remodel four kindergarten buildings in Gulf County.

The original deadline for the sign to be brought into compliance was Oct. 1, but a previous extension gave Costa until the end of the year. The business owner said that if he knew the sign was an issue, he would have replaced it during a large remodel.

“We’ll do what we need to do to comply, but consider the time period,” said Costa. “We’d prefer to use the money to put it into the schools.”

Magidson read Costa the meeting minutes from two years ago when commissioners first began talks with McDonald’s corporate about the sign.

“I resent that you can give to schools, but you can’t follow the rules,” said Magidson to Costa. “I think you need to go to McDonald’s and get your money back.



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