- Mayor Jimmy Weekley and City Manager Julio Avael, leading a local
delegation, met with Navy officials and the General Services
Administration Wednesday to continue negotiations on the purchase price
for Poinciana Plaza. "The meeting was very positive," said Mayor
Weekley. "They seem to understand the issues facing the city on the
price for the property. The city has already invested a substantial sum,
including $3.68 million spent on improvements, and will need to make
additional investments for sewer laterals."
The Mayor continued,
"Key West will be taking ownership of the property. A price has been
agreed upon but we are awaiting the final go ahead from senior Navy
officials to make the announcement."
Prior to the
negotiation, the City worked with Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen on a bill
regarding the purchase price. Based on the positive nature of the
negotiations yesterday, Mayor Weekley contacted Washington to request that
the proposed legislation be withdrawn.
Kelly L. Haglund, Public Information Officer
Gewin, Executive Assistant to the Mayor & City Commission
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