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City of Chipley Terminates Option to Purchase Property After 2 Years

April 13th, 2018 | last Update: 8 months ago

by: Nan Thompson

Chipley- With many items on the agenda, council members went through the items rather quickly.

First was a Public Hearing on CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) grant for the city. The Council agreed to apply for a $7000,000.00 grant for Neighborhood Revitalization. Stating that if awarded the monies would be used for waterline upgrades on several streets within the city. Noting several streets, but David Fox of Fox Enterprises said the areas would need to fall within the guidelines of low to moderate income areas. The exact areas will be determined at a later time after surveys of the areas of concern are done.

The final reading of the Amendments for Chapter 19 of the Utilities Ordinance, without any comments from the audience or council.

The Council agreed to terminate an option to purchase two parcels of property. Part of the original agreement was a $40,000.00 retainer to the seller. The city is now obligated to pay this amount, since the property had been removed from the market for over two years.

West Point Home Industrial Building was granted their 20% reduction in rent, to $8,266 per month. The City pays for the building at a percentage of the amount of rental income paid. So there is no loss to the city.

While the issue of the alcohol ordinance had been on the agenda, not much was discussed. The council gave the Attorney personal thoughts on the issue for her to research and bring back to the council at a later date for discussion.



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