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Drinking water wellfield protection remains unchanged, for now

| Brian Lester

The Santa Rosa County Commission voted 5-to-0 at its recent special rezoning meeting to withdraw a controversial amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would have opened the East Milton Wellfield Protection Area to more open-pit mining.

“This should put everybody’s mind at ease,” said District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole, shortly before the vote that came at the end of public input about the doomed amendment. “It’s done. It’s over.”

 

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