After lengthy discussion this week, the Century Town Council delayed action on $1 per month leases for a church and a non-profit.
Leases were prepared for approval for an building (pictured below) at the Century Business Center on Pond Street for Northwest Florida Community Outreach (NWFCO) and for a room (pictured above) at the center Wesley Chapel CME Church. No action was taken after both organizations expressed concern about air conditioning units that do not work.
Under the terms of both leases, HVAC and other maintenance would be the responsibly of the tenant, not the town, due to the low rent.
“We need to have those (HVAC units) working,” Mayor Ben Boutwell said. “That’s just good business.”
The council reached a general consensus to delay action on the leases until the heating and cooling systems could be evaluated to determine an estimated repair cost.
Interim Town Manager Vernon Prather said