Mexico Beach- Concerned residents rifled off questions one after the other Thursday night as the debate continued regarding what to do with Mexico Beach's city hall and police department buildings.
The discussion has been going on more than a year now following a fire that destroyed the old Parker House, and still no progress. City council members were once again unable to come to an agreement.
"A couple questions came up on the legality of some of the things we believe," said City Councilmember Jack Mullen.
"Week after week goes by and we're still not getting answers to those questions," said City Councilmember Tanya Castro.
Much of the argument comes from the size of some of the proposals and the costs associated. One design plan calls for a building more than 6,000 square feet in size. That's almost twice as big as the Parker House.
And with the city's insurance company only providing funding up to 3,200 square feet, many residents are worried how much they'll end up paying.
"I don't approve of a little ole' town like this spending the kind of money that we're spending," said concerned resident Chuck Guilford.
As for solutions some said the city should sell the Parker property and build somewhere cheaper. Others want councilmembers to rebid the project since it's no longer a historic restoration.
"I suspect that it might, so that's why I'd like to see something in writing from the city attorney," said Councilmember Castro.
Councilmembers decided to come back at a later public hearing each with their own proposal promising a decision then. They didn't set a date Thursday for that meeting.