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Council awards $73,000 to Belle House, approves Belk variance
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In this photo from July 2010, Vivian Thompson, left, closes a contract with Sarah Long for a wedding reception at "The Belle House." The city council voted Wednesday to reimburse the owners for about $73,000 of their water and sewage costs.
Two weeks after approving up to $75,000 of reimbursements for construction costs incurred by the Belle House, the Statesboro City Council unanimously agreed on a final resolution. Council agreed Wednesday during its regular meeting at City Hall, based on the recommendation of Interim City Manager Frank Parker, to award $73,772.50 to the establishment, contingent on agreement by Belle House owner Biff Thompson to sign a release on all future claims against the city in regard to the project. Thompson, who originally sought compensation in the amount of $106,222.50, expressed reluctance to accept council's decision.
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