New construction boosts county budget

Santa Rosa County’s property tax base has grown 5.1 percent, boosting the fiscal year 2015 budget to $104 million. That’s more than a $2 million increase over the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

Some of the additional funds will be used to increase pay for deputies by $1,000 each and provide merit raises for county employees who pass their annual evaluations.

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