Islanders discuss incorporation

Dozens of Navarre Beach residents attended a presentation on incorporation last weekend. Many islanders asked questions about the effort -some expressing frustration with the current level of services provided by Santa Rosa County. Laurie Gallup, a volunteer in the effort … Continued

Standing room only at ‘City of Navarre’ meeting

Consultant, residents face off with questions about incorporation The Navarre Incorporation feasibility study cost $27,500, property taxes could go up $100 per year and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office will remain the presiding law enforcement agency if Navarre incorporates. … Continued

Commissioners give final nod for straw poll

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Results of the Navarre incorporation feasibility study are in, showing a city can be formed without increasing taxes. Now residents in six precincts can express sup­port for or opposition to the matter. San­ta Rosa commissioners last Thursday gave final approval … Continued

County Commission Update: Incorporation study to be released

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Commissioners and the county zoning board will meet Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Tiger Point Community Center in an ongoing effort to hold quarterly meetings in the south end of Santa Rosa County. Several hot topics are on the agenda, … Continued

Incorporation straw poll decision today

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Navarre residents representing “Citizens to Incorporate Navarre” attended the Monday Santa Rosa County Commission meeting and brought a petition with more than 800 signatures in support of placing a nonbinding straw poll on the August ballot in hopes of determining … Continued

County misses out on beach restoration money

Escambia and Okaloosa Counties are receiving $12.3 million in state funding for beach renourishment projects – $8.5 million for Pensacola Beach restoration and $3.8 million to dredge Destin’s harbor and East Pass. A request submitted by Santa Rosa County for … Continued

County rejected 2007 state stormwater mitigation funding

Santa Rosa County was offered but did not pursue more than $3 million in stormwater mitigation funding for Holley By The Sea in 2007. The county cites a required $1.86 million cost share as the reason. County Administrator Hunter Walker … Continued

@INCNavarre: South Walton is holding town halls next week to answer questions about their incorporation effort....