Monday, May 12, 2014

City supports Chamber of Commerce endeavor to secure rental

Chamber of Commerce Office/Visitor Center - 122 Commerce Street
Photo by Brenda Benjamin

The Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners unanimously voted at their May 6, regular meeting to support the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce efforts to secure a rental agreement between the Chamber and the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.

Anita Grove, Executive Director of the Chamber brought the matter before the city commission as a non-agenda item, where she told commissioners that the Chamber was working with St. Vincent to maintain a presence within the Apalachicola community by offering rental space inside the Chamber Office/Visitor Center to accommodate the Wildlife Agency.

City owned parking lot fronting Chamber Office/Visitor Center
Photo by Brenda Benjamin

Grove explained that before moving forward the Chamber needed to secure five dedicated parking spaces required by St. Vincent before the Chamber Office/Visitor Center is considered a viable rental location.

On a motion made by City Commissioner Mitchell Bartley, commissioners unanimously voted to dedicate five parking spaces that's situated inside the city parking lot behind the old Fire Station.  The former Fire Station is located on Water Street, but fronting the Chamber Office/Visitor Center on Commerce Street.