City Manager Buz Eddy

Tiger Point golf neighbors wary of development

Tiger Point golf neighbors wary of development

The owners of homes near the defunct west course of Tiger Point Golf Club are expressing concern they may have new neighbors—either a public school or a sizable housing development. The former course, now vacant, is being studied as a possible school site while its owner—the City of Gulf Breeze—awaits prospective bids on the 47-acre […]

Water Utility’s urgency at Williams Creek dries up

Water Utility’s urgency at Williams Creek dries up

The controversial wastewater treatment plant that Holley-Navarre Water System plans in the Williams Creek residential neighborhood is on hold. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Developer eyes Gulf Breeze medical project

Developer eyes Gulf Breeze medical project

Michael Spiker has met with considerable community opposition to his  past proposals for development of the vacant four-acre parcel adjacent to the downtown Gulf Breeze shopping center anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Resistance has been so strong that last July he tabled his plan for an apartment complex of about 140 units, which he […]

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Find me the money. That’s what City of Gulf Breeze council members are saying to department heads and their accountant as they try to escape a pool of red ink welling up in the budget for next year. Although the municipality of about 6,000 residents boasts an affluent image with average housing values topping $240,000– […]

Water utilities raise yellow flags for expansion leverage

Water utilities raise yellow flags for expansion leverage

Price tag at $12  – $18 million to pipe wastewater to Eglin   Two of Santa Rosa’s major wastewater utilities are citing state-regulated effluent treatment limits while lobbying county commissioners to grant expansion plans that face public opposition. Both Holley-Navarre Water System and South Santa Rosa Utility – the latter owned by the City of […]

Gulf Breeze passes Halloween rain test

Gulf Breeze passes Halloween rain test

Bob Richards watched stormwater creep up the driveway toward his garage on Dracena Way in Gulf Breeze on the first Sunday in November and had visions of the record flooding on April 29-30, 2014. Although the Halloween weekend rain, estimated at between 7 and 10 inches in Richards’ neighborhood, totaled less than half the deluge […]