On June 9, 2015, the Fernandina Beach City Commission held a special meeting to discuss partnering with the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce to support the Florida Main Street Program. The vote was 4 – 1 on the motion to have the city attorney prepare a resolution of support for the June 16 regular meeting and to provide up to $40,000 in funding. Commission Gass, although not against the program, opposed the motion on the grounds it was too early to discuss the funding component.
Should the city commission vote to approve the Main Street resolution, Regina Duncan, chamber executive director, will prepare and submit the application to the state prior to the July 7 deadline. Although no formal vote by the chamber board has been taken, the board is supportive of obtaining funds to provide a match to the City’s contribution in the $40,000 range.