PSJ mayor: lighthouse relocation a go

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM.

The money was in hand to meet the costs reflected in the bids, Magidson said, and in addressing one potential issue raised by critics of the move, Commissioner Rex Buzzett and Magidson said the roadwork on State 30A would be a benefit, not a hindrance.

“That work will actually help us,” Buzzett said. “It is wider and the culverts will be eliminated by the time we move it.”

Magidson said he had spoken to a project coordinator with the Florida Department of Transportation and been assured there would be no problem moving the structures through the area of the State 30A work, much of which has been completed.

“As soon as we get word on the power lines, we are ready to go,” Magidson said.

Commissioners will have to come back in formal session to award the bids.

The local preference issue focuses on Cathey Construction out of Mexico Beach, which submitted the low bid on the moving of the ancillary buildings and was the second-lowest bidder on moving the lighthouse.

The application of the city’s local preference, equal to 5 percent, would bring Cathey’s bid close to the low bid from a company out of Jacksonville.

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