Florida Institute For Saltwater Heritage members unanimously agreed to purchase four lots belonging to the Cortez Church of God on 123rd Street Court West, near the Cortez Community Center/Firehouse. The property has a price tag of $245,000. According to Cortez Historic Sites Manager Roger Allen, the parsonage on the land will continue to be rented to tenants, the Sunday school space will become a multi-use area and the general space used for weddings and other general-use facilities. The parking lot was the gem of the acquisition, Allen said. Manatee River Community Bank was instrumental in the FISH purchase.