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Author: Ken Garner

SRC Employee of the Quarter

Ginny Davis, who has been described as ‘the face of Emergency Management’ because of her efforts to educate residents about disaster preparedness at community events, is the Santa Rosa County Employee of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter of 2022. Santa Rosa County Assistant Administrator Brad Baker holds a plaque he presented to Davis at the county commission’s meeting Thursday. Also pictured is Administrator DeVann Cook.

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County to discuss deeding land to Milton for wastewater disposal

After more than a month off for the end-of-year holidays, Santa Rosa County Commissioners have a busy first meeting of 2023. A vote that could dramatically change the future of Milton’s $70-million wastewater treatment plant project highlights the agenda. Public forum begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the County Administrative Complex, 6245 Caroline St. in Milton. The commission will begin consideration of the published agenda at 5:30 p.m.

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2023: Santa Rosa County faces a busy agenda

'Tis the season…for looking to the year ahead. Sandpaper Publishing asked Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Sarah Whitfield to help us preview the county’s 2023 to-do list. She consulted County Administrator DeVann Cook and Assistant County Administrator Brad Baker to provide the following issues to watch:

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SRC Commission prepares to debut new forum format

Beginning Monday, Jan. 9, the Santa Rosa County Commission will limit public forum to an hour before each meeting. “We felt like this was a reasonable compromise,” Chairman Colten Wright said at the commission’s regular meeting Dec. 8. “Once again, there was never any effort to squash anyone’s First Amendment rights or anything like that.”

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Bed tax uses, Whiting Aviation Park among SRC legislative priorities

Easing restrictions on how Santa Rosa County is allowed to spend tourist-development tax revenue and funding to build a taxiway and apron to connect Whiting Aviation Park to an NAS Whiting Field runway are among the requests County Commission Chairman Colten Wright will share with state legislators at the county legislative delegation’s annual public hearing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Gulf Breeze Community Center on Shoreline Drive.

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