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Shoreline setback could shorten for Santa Rosa

Shoreline setback could shorten for Santa Rosa

Discussion of shoreline setback regulations for Santa Rosa County by the Zoning Board Thursday, Nov. 10 may result in changes to the law regarding the 50-foot regulation to limit just how far construction can encroach toward the water. Data provided by the planning and development office showed that the board generally approves most requests. Between […]

Red-flag conditions erode the shoreline

Red-flag conditions erode the shoreline

As nasty weather over the past weeks has brought red flag conditions to Navarre Beach, sands dredged to the shore during the beach renourishment were pulled back into the waters, but County Engineer Roger Blaylock says not to worry, it’s all part of the process. “Wave action in the surf zone creates a natural hump […]

Tourism leaders seek delay in beach dredging

Tourism leaders seek delay in beach dredging

The cheapest price isn’t the best deal on the $15 million dredging project to renourish Navarre Beach this spring, area tourism leaders assert. They estimate the economic damage to the area’s leisure industry at $10 million, far more than Santa Rosa County Commissioners will save by recently accepting the lowest bid from Weeks Marine Inc., […]

Engineering company quits amid HBTS chaos

Engineering company quits amid HBTS chaos

Work described as “erosion control” on the 40 acres of Holley by the Sea (HBTS) common properties closest to the Sound has come under scrutiny after a county engineer determined that basins located near the recreation center were never approved by the county. The HBTS board was required to attend a compliance and enforcement meeting […]

More talk about “critical” renourishment on Navarre Beach

More talk about “critical” renourishment on Navarre Beach

A six-foot drop off has washed out beneath the staircase behind Brent Moore’s residence on Navarre Beach. Moore says less than two years ago four of the steps leading to the Gulf were submerged under sand. That erosion prompted Moore and others to drive Monday to Milton in an effort to convince commissioners beach renourishment must be a priority. “It’s been talked about for years,” said Moore, […]