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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

Beach restoration timing depends on FEMA environmental assessment

September 15, 2023
FEMA is standing by its decision not to allow restoration of eastern Navarre Beach, according to Santa Rosa County Assistant Environmental Director Tanya Linzy.

“Currently, the draft SEA – Supplemental Environmental Assessment – indicates that ‘the (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) found the Navarre Beach Renourishment Project as inconsistent with the purposes of the CBRA,’” Linzy wrote in an email to Navarre Press. “With that understanding, FEMA will not allow renourishment in the CBRA zone.”

BoCC to consider LDC final draft

September 13, 2023
After months of workshops and debate, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will review the final draft of its updated Land Development Code at a special meeting beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

Cook: County to advertise RFPs for old courthouse

September 11, 2023
Santa Rosa County staff members are preparing a request for proposals about what to do with the old courthouse in downtown Milton, according to County Administrator DeVann Cook.

Zoning board send land development code changes to commission

September 7, 2023
Last week, the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board reviewed proposed changes to the county’s Land Development Code for the last time before the final draft goes before the Board of County Commissioners for final approval.

Flyovers and roundabouts still planned for U.S. 98

August 23, 2023
This just in: A flyover and roundabouts are still coming to Navarre, but not anytime soon. “It’s not moving forward at this point,” Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Public Information Officer Ian Satter said earlier this month of plans to widen U.S. Highway 98. “We schedule projects based on the (transportation planning organizations’) work priorities and, at the end of the day, (improving 98 through Navarre) hasn’t been a priority.”

Two chances remain to comment on LDC proposals

August 23, 2023
Residents will have their next – and likely next to last – opportunity to comment on Santa Rosa County’s proposed Land Development Code changes at a Zoning Board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28.

Wrestlers to honor fallen colleague Van Christopher

August 16, 2023
The Coastal Wrestling Federation will honor Van Golston — who wrestled as Van Christopher — at its event Voltage: The Tribute, on Saturday at Santa Rosa County Auditorium. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m.

Milton council fires City Clerk Dawn Molinero

August 9, 2023
The Milton City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Aug. 8, to terminate City Clerk Dawn Molinero on the recommendation of City Attorney Alex Andrade.

Commissioners hear updated impact fee study

August 7, 2023
Santa Rosa County Commissioner Kerry Smith, a real estate agent, said last week the county can’t continue depending on property taxes to top off its general fund.

Andrade to recommend firing Milton city clerk

August 4, 2023
Milton City Attorney Alex Andrade is expected to recommend firing City Clerk Dawn Molinero at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the city council.
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