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Few elections in The Satisfied City

Few elections in The Satisfied City

Even the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger probably can’t get satisfaction so complete as that long expressed by the City of Gulf Breeze electorate. In a year of national political movements from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, the civic stillness in Gulf Breeze has produced a city council of five members who have never had to […]

Gulf Breeze approves new senior housing

Gulf Breeze approves new senior housing

An assisted-living complex that will be the largest commercial development project in the City of Gulf Breeze for nearly a decade has been approved by the City Council. Planned at 138,000 square feet, the 135-unit Arbors will occupy a bit more ground than the Andrews Institute, the orthopedic and sports medicine clinic that opened in […]

City pays up to keep courthouse downtown

City pays up to keep courthouse downtown

Three of the five properties located where the City of Milton hopes the proposed new Santa Rosa County Courthouse will be built downtown are garnering far more than their appraised value. “We have been negotiating,” said City Manager Brian Watkins, who has been empowered by the city council to buy up land for a new […]

Homeowners organizing possible golf club purchase

Homeowners organizing possible golf club purchase

Homeowners in the area around Tiger Point Golf Club are in talks with at least one potential investor about purchasing the struggling facility from the City of Gulf Breeze. “We have an interested party,” said A.J. Sutton, a homeowner who represents dozens of his neighbors near the club. There might be one main buyer, supported […]

Gulf Breeze still treading stormwater

Gulf Breeze still treading stormwater

  Flooding after even minor rainfall still plagues parts of the City of Gulf Breeze more than a year after the April 2014 storm – despite $1.8 million in government grant funding spent to keep neighborhoods dry. Among the streets still subject to rising water is Dracena Way. Mayor Matt Dannheisser said Dracena is among […]

County may purchase part of Tiger Point Golf

County may purchase part of Tiger Point Golf

Up to 70 acres of the beleaguered Tiger Point Golf Club would become a Santa Rosa County park under a tentative agreement reached Tuesday morning by officials of the county and City of Gulf Breeze. In a closed door meeting at Gulf Breeze City Hall, the leaders focused on a proposal under which the city […]

Tiger Point pro shop on the move?

Tiger Point pro shop on the move?

The pro shop at Tiger Point Golf Club is currently in the clubhouse, immediately adjacent to the dining room. However, the Gulf Breeze City Council Monday will consider authorizing architectural plans to relocate the pro shop to a vacant building near the golf cart staging area, so that the dining room can be expanded. Council […]

Stormwater rates may increase

Stormwater rates may increase

The last time stormwater rates went up in the City of Gulf Breeze was 2012 when the monthly cost increased from $4.25 to $4.50. The city council Thursday reviewed the stormwater fund’s projected budget for next year. Public Services Director Vernon Prather said needed stormwater improvements are increasing the amount of infrastructure the city must maintain […]