Rents due, but on hold for now

Businesses in downtown Flomaton owned by the town of Flomaton will have their rent payments suspended, but not forgiven, during the shutdown ordered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a teleconference council meeting Monday afternoon, Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., said due to the shutdown, those businesses are not able to pay rent because they are closed.

Town Attorney Chuck Johns said an attorney general's opinion said the town could defer the rent payments but could not forgive those payments.

The council then voted unanimously to approve deferring the rent payments until the state's shutdown ord...