Delray Beach: Church parking deal renewed

    Delray Beach has renewed its parking agreement with the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach for 39 spaces on Gleason Street, near the beach. The parking spaces do not have meters, said John Morgan, environmental services director.
    Under the terms of the five-year lease, first formed in May 2001, the city agreed to pay the church $1,720.22 per month for the first year. The rental rate will increase by 3 percent on a compounded basis for each of the remaining years. The lease will expire May 31, 2021, unless terminated earlier.
    The other provisions of the lease remain. They include allowing the church exclusive use of the parking lot each Sunday, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and from 6 a.m. to midnight on these religious holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. One space is reserved for the church’s pastor.
— Jane  Smith

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