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Courthouse project already over budget

Courthouse project already over budget

While the Santa Rosa County Commission boardroom was packed twice last week over a pro-life resolution, another item largely flew under the radar–and it is costing taxpayers at least $77,209. Price estimates for site work on the new county courthouse on Avalon Boulevard are more than $3.1 million, bringing the total preconstruction cost to roughly […]

County takes $35 million loan for new courthouse

County takes $35 million loan for new courthouse

Santa Rosa County is set to take on a $35 million loan for construction of a new courthouse on Avalon Boulevard, with an expected interest payment of $13 million over 20 years. Commissioners voted Jan. 9 to pursue Synovus Bank’s offer as the best option of the six tax-exempt, fixed rate, non-bank qualified loan offers […]

Decades later, dirt moving on new courthouse

Decades later, dirt moving on new courthouse

When Don Salter was first elected to the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners in 2000, the issue at the forefront was replacing the aging courthouse in downtown Milton. A little less than 20 years later, Salter and his fellow commissioners ceremonially broke ground Nov. 13 on the site of a new courthouse, turning dirt […]