Century council tables cotton storage for now

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to table a lease proposal received Aug. 6 from West Florida Gin to store cotton in the 40,000 square-foot building in the industrial park for $6,000 a month for 5 years in favor of letting a manufacturing company that would bring 21 jobs to come Thursday to look at it for possible occupancy.

“The lease would generate $72,000 annually for the town's general fund,” said Interim City Manager Vernon Prather.

Prather told the council that in a 2017 appraisal, the listed selling price of the building was $550,000, or monthly rental rate of $6,667, which re...

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