Century says no to selling old building

Town council votes 3-2 not to accept offer of $240,000 to sell building in industrial park

In a 2 to 3 split vote Monday night, the Century Town Council did not approve a lease-to-purchase offer made by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in Century's Industrial Park.

West Florida Gin's Robert Godwin and Larry Baxley, operating as North Escambia Warehouse and Storage, LLC, made an offer to purchase the building for $240,000 at $4,000 a month for five years to use for storage of cotton.

Council members Luis Gomez, Jr., James Smith and Sandra McMurray-Jackson voted no and Ann Brooks and Ben Boutwell voted yes.

Councilmen Smith and Gomez expressed concer...

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