City’s building department has good problem – too much in its surplus fund

  • Construction, such as these condos on Beech and Second streets, is booming in Fernandina Beach. That increase in building has led to a surge in revenue to the city’s Building Department in the form of permit fees. The department has $3 million in surplus, more than is allowed by the state of Florida, and is currently devising a plan to lower that surplus through fee reductions.
    Construction, such as these condos on Beech and Second streets, is booming in Fernandina Beach. That increase in building has led to a surge in revenue to the city’s Building Department in the form of permit fees. The department has $3 million in surplus, more than is allowed by the state of Florida, and is currently devising a plan to lower that surplus through fee reductions.
The city of Fernandina Beach’s building department has more money than it knows what to do with, but is working on a plan to deal with the surplus. At the Tuesday City Commission meeting, Building…

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