Incorporation

Leaseholders weigh in on incorporation

Leaseholders weigh in on incorporation

When Navarre Beach residents gathered Saturday to hear from Navarre Area United Political Action Committee head Jonathan Cole on his group’s effort to make Navarre a city, many of their questions had the same answer: It will be in the feasibility study. The PAC has placed a lot of faith on the contents of this […]

Navarre incorporation needs 2,600 petition signatures

Navarre incorporation needs 2,600 petition signatures

The rules of engagement are taking shape for revival of the Navarre incorporation effort, even if information on what that will look like is hard to come by. Navarre Area United Political Action Committee (PAC) leader Jonathan Cole went before the Board of County Commissioners Monday to set the parameters for a petition effort. If […]

BREAKING: PAC seeking incorporation ballot measure

BREAKING: PAC seeking incorporation ballot measure

A political action committee (PAC) is seeking to revive an effort to incorporate Navarre into its own city. Navarre Area United PAC is scheduled to make an appearance at the Monday Board of County Commissioners meeting. Agenda documentation provided ahead of the meeting did not provide any information regarding the purpose of the meeting, only […]

Santa Rosa warned of state’s tight purse strings

Santa Rosa warned of state’s tight purse strings

We’ll try to help you, but we expect shallow pockets next year. That’s the message that the Santa Rosa County Legislative Delegation brought to local charities, political action groups and other organizations in a pre-Christmas hearing to discuss the 2019 budget and lawmaking session in Tallahassee. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

New chamber leaders on board

New chamber leaders on board

Aloy sets sights on next 30 years As the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce rings in its 30-year anniversary, a new woman has taken the lead as chairman of the board of directors. Karen Aloy is no stranger to leadership within the chamber. Just six months into her initial membership, Aloy was asked to step […]

Articles of Incorporation trump bylaws

Articles of Incorporation trump bylaws

The Holley-Navarre Water System members’ attempt at the Oct. 27 board meeting to enhance the proxy system for voting was shot down by its attorney Michael Tidwell at a subsequent Nov. 17 water board meeting. Tidwell cited several reasons, including that the board meeting was being held expressly for the purpose of discussing golf course […]

Voters say ‘no’ to incorporation study

Voters say ‘no’ to incorporation study

In a debate that divided Navarre for months, voters Tuesday night showed their lack of support for the possible incorporation of Navarre, with nearly 6,000 people voting no in the straw poll. The unofficial vote was 5,993-4,765 against continuing the study of incorporation. The straw poll asked voters whether or not they wanted to continue the study of incorporation. The poll was not […]

Navarre says no to incorporation

Navarre says no to incorporation

Six precincts ultimately decided the fate of the Navarre incorporation straw poll. The final tally was 4,765 in favor and 5,993 against the continued study of incorporating Navarre. Precinct 40’s results show the precinct was in favor of the incorporation straw poll, 337-308. Precinct 38, Navarre Beach, also voted in favor of incorporation 254 to 234. Precinct 35 […]

Incorporation committee hosts transportation planners

Incorporation committee hosts transportation planners

Citizens to Incorporate Navarre hosted West Florida Regional Planning Council (WFRPC) staff for a discussion about Navarre area transportation issues Oct. 21. Attendees learned details about specific local projects and advocated against traffic congestion on U.S. 98. Brandi Whitehurst, WFRPC’s public involvement coordinator, started the presentation by noting the council celebrated its 50th anniversary Oct. 20. […]

Standing room only at ‘City of Navarre’ meeting

Standing room only at ‘City of Navarre’ meeting

The Navarre incorporation feasibility study cost $27,500, property taxes could go up $100 per year and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office will remain the presiding law enforcement agency if Navarre incorporates. Those were some of the answers Navarre residents received at a town hall meeting Monday, Sept. 15. More than 240 residents crowded the Navarre Conference Center Monday night the meeting. Read more in […]

It is what it is

It is what it is

Wow! If you want to see people get excited in the Navarre area, then all you have to do is use the “I” word — Incorporation. Statements were made that perhaps the final version of the feasibility study, which had been “edited” by incorporation supporters, wasn’t quite right. The process was not transparent. The supporters had edited the document. And, the accusers […]

Incorporation heads to voters

Incorporation heads to voters

Gov. Rick Scott May 12 signed numerous bills approved during the 2014 legislative session, and one bill gives voters in the Southwest Florida community of Estero the ability to choose whether or not they would like to become the state’s newest incorporated town. State Rep. Ray Rodrigues from Estero introduced the legislation at the beginning […]

Incorporation supporters delay trip to Milton

Incorporation supporters delay trip to Milton

Members of Citizens to Incorporate Navarre had planned to be in Milton May 5 to present petitions and ask the Santa Rosa County Commissioners to place a non-binding straw poll on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot but committee members have now decided to wait until May 19. “We expect the agenda will be full with flooding […]

New city benefits from incorporation

New city benefits from incorporation

Only three communities have incorporated in Florida since 2005 and the largest one based on population is Cutler Bay. The city of approximately 42,000 people is located in Miami-Dade County. “Our community had taken a direct hit from Hurricane Andrew, and we were investigating what could be done to help with our recovery and re-development,” […]