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Several Discussions at Mexico Beach City Council Workshop

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Mexico Beach leaders are discussing a possible move for City Hall and the Police Department. They're looking at a proposed lease for the building formerly a catholic church on North 15th Street.

The Police Department needs to move into a new building because their current one has air and mold issues. City Hall could move from the former bank and into the church with police to save money.

The city attorney is currently reviewing the lease.

The council members brought up many issues tonight, including the cost to move.

"I don't think we should be debating on whether or not we have a cost estimate for a move. I think that should be standard. I don't think I should be sitting up here begging to have a bottom line number on what it's going to cost us to move. We should know, and we should budget for and expect it," said Councilwoman Tanya Castro. 

They also discussed pay for the Volunteer Fire Department. Some leaders say the firefighters have asked for better equipment instead of pay.

They'll have a first reading of an ordinance that would eliminate pay for the firefighters and continue their discussion about the lease at the regular meeting in February.