Southport agrees to 3-year lease extension for Cozy Harbor

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 8:30am

    In October, Southport selectmen negotiated a lease extension with Mike Nguyen and Louise Monroe to continue operating Cozy’s Dockside for three more years. On Jan. 4, the deal became official with both parties signing the agreement. Last year, selectmen awarded the lease to Nguyen and Monroe for one year. After a successful year, Nguyen and Monroe requested a three-year lease under the same financial details.

    The extension calls for operations beginning in May and extending into mid-October at $2,500 per month. 

    In other action, selectmen received a mailed intent to file a Department of Environmental Protection wastewater permit from an unknown sender. Selectman Climo Smith reported the letter was not signed and the envelope did not have a return address. “We don’t know who sent it. So we put a question mark by it, and left it on the desk,” he said. 

    Selectmen approved a town hall rental request for Donna Climo and Ashlea Tibbetts. The two are hosting a Feb. 18 baby shower for Donna and Smith Climo’s daughter-in-law Eden Climo. She is expecting twins in March. “It’s pretty exciting,” said Smith Climo.
    Selectmen meet next at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the town office.