House approves Miller’s Santa Rosa Island legislation

WEB-Millerthumb7-21-11The House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill, sponsored by Congressman Jeff Miller, that would require Escambia County to convey Navarre Beach to Santa Rosa County and provides an option for leaseholders on Santa Rosa Island in both counties to gain fee simple title to their property. “Santa Rosa and Escambia counties have requested legislation that allows the option of issuance of fee-simple title to current leaseholders,” Miller said. “With a decision from the courts on the assessment of property taxes on the beach leases expected in the near future, we wanted to make sure we were prepared to give the counties the tools they needed, while protecting the ecosystem, and ensuring public access to the beach.”

Read more in the February 13 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online.

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