Beach residents’ share of restoration still unclear

Due to a recalculation by the company that is now completing the sand replacement on Navarre Beach, residents there should see a reduction in their share of the project’s costs, county officials say.

The company needed less sand than expected and found that fewer acres needed to be replenished, resulting in a final tab that’s anticipated to be about 10 percent lower than the original $17.4 million estimate.

Thus the special tax that Santa Rosa commissioners propose to levy on the roughly 2,000 beach residents as their share, estimated in the range of about $90 to $220 apiece, will likely drop, according to County Administrator Tony Gomillion.

Read the full article in the June 23 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online to your community newspaper.

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