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Mexico Beach City Clerk Announces Resignation at Meeting

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The City of Mexico Beach will soon be looking for a new city clerk. Deborah McLeod announced her resignation at Tuesday's regular meeting.

McLeod spoke in front of the council and a room full of citizens and announced what she's calling a regretful and tough decision.

"I would do anything for the city. I love the employees. It's just over the last several months, it's been a very hard time to deal with some people. I just feel like there's been one person in particular that I've had a hard time dealing with, and I haven't been effective at my job," said McLeod.

She still has to work out an end date with the city but believes it could be in about 30 days.

Before the announcement, the council discussed several other items, including an update on the "Parker House."

The historical house was intended to be used for city hall but caught fire last year, and the city's insurance company says the city must demolish what's left and start fresh.

Brian Cathey with Cathey Construction presented the council with the completed drawings for the new city hall.

Over the next few weeks, the city will get a hard cost for the new building and finalize the settlement with the insurance company.

Cathey says there are a few additional things to work out including the storm water permit but hopes to have the ground breaking in April.

The council also approved the volunteer firefighter's request to remove funds for compensation and redirect those funds to purchase needed equipment.

They approved funds to contract with the "Code Red" Emergency Communications Network, a service that will allow the city to send notifications to residents.

That will cost about $2,000 and could be up and running in a few weeks.