Although the Gulfport city council renewed the Gulfport Yacht Club's lease for five years almost three years ago, Tuesday night the city council voted to reduce the rent based on silt accumulation in Boca Ciega Bay that impacts the club's wet slips. The lease amount, which previously called for $22,500 per year (up from the prior lease amount of $12,500), will decrease to $19,500 for two years.
The third and final year of the five-year term remains negotiable. The city says it anticipates removing the silt at its own expense at an unspecified later date.
When council considered this item, no one from the public chose to speak.