gas tax

Building, budgets taking the COVID-19 hit

Building, budgets taking the COVID-19 hit

Santa Rosa County’s budget finally returned to pre-Great Recession levels this fiscal year. Now, the county’s bottom line is likely in jeopardy again due to a worldwide pandemic. Officials had just begun the process of setting budget priorities for the 2020-2021 budget year when the first reports of COVID-19 in the U.S. started rolling in. […]

A failure to plan

A failure to plan

Looking back over history in Navarre, since 2010 our population has grown by more than 69 percent. The rule of thumb around here has been to select a piece of vacant property, buy it, clear it, build on it and sell it. Wait…we forgot to mention the very important step of building up the dirt […]

Road paving underway in Santa Rosa County

Road paving underway in Santa Rosa County

Road resurfacing work is underway in District 4 of Santa Rosa County and the total cost of the 10 roads being worked on is estimated to be $229,200 of the $1.5 million set aside for the five districts. Determining which roads are paved is based off a formula the Board of County Commissioners came up […]

Residents deliver message on sales tax

Residents deliver message on sales tax

The residents of Santa Rosa County delivered the message Monday night to the Board of County Commissioners during the Local Option Sales Tax workshop that they would not support writing a blank check to the commissioners to do with as they please. The board is asking the voters of Santa Rosa County to support a […]

Local-Option Sales Tax on November ballot

Local-Option Sales Tax on November ballot

Santa Rosa County Commissioners will again seek a local-option sales tax (LOST) in November to fund the building of a new courthouse on a site that has yet to be determined. The LOST would come on the heels of a gas tax implemented Jan. 1 that brought the taxes paid on gas from 6 cents […]

Are residents feeling any impact from new gas tax?

Are residents feeling any impact from new gas tax?

As many South Santa Rosa County residents have noticed, gas prices at the pump continue to hover around $2 and just over per gallon. One recent change, which brought some increases in gas prices for Navarre citizens, was the result of the Santa Rosa County amending ordinance no. 2015-19. This amending ordinance, passed in 2015, […]