Property Appraiser Greg Brown

Future Tiger Point School site needs work

Future Tiger Point School site needs work

In a deal that isn’t perfect for either side, the Santa Rosa County School Board has agreed to buy part of Tiger Point Golf Club from the City of Gulf Breeze for $1.9 million. Current plans call for an elementary or middle school to be built there within five to eight years, but School Superintendent […]

School district to buy part of Tiger Point Golf

School district to buy part of Tiger Point Golf

In a deal that isn’t perfect for either side, the Santa Rosa County School Board agreed Thursday to buy part of Tiger Point Golf Club from the City of Gulf Breeze for $1.9 million. The panel’s 5-0 vote came over the objections of a half-dozen homeowners in the Tiger Point area who warned about the […]

Seller beware fast-cash home offers

Seller beware fast-cash home offers

From hand-written signs nailed to telephone poles in the City of Gulf Breeze to a front-page countywide newspaper advertisement, the pitches by would-be buyers of houses for cash and “as is” are hard to miss lately. Such companies as The Sierra Group LLC, headquartered in Nebraska, are touting offers that—while they are likely to be […]

Property appraiser’s innovative approach returns thousands to county

Property appraiser’s innovative approach returns thousands to county

The Property Appraiser’s Office handed back a check for more than $231,000 to Santa Rosa County Tuesday, Nov. 7, after it came in under its allotted budget for 2015-16. The amount of taxpayer dollars that were not spent by the appraiser’s office accounts for roughly 12 percent of the office’s overall budget Chief Deputy Bubba […]

Berryhill Admin Complex on borrowed time

Berryhill Admin Complex on borrowed time

Relocating Santa Rosa County’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) administrative offices will cost roughly $3.8 million according to documentation presented to the Santa Rosa County School Board Thursday, July 7. The board voted unanimously to approve the results of the survey which outlined the state of the selected property and the renovations needed to replace building […]

New chapter in the ‘He Coon’s’ Panhandle impact

New chapter in the ‘He Coon’s’ Panhandle impact

The proposed 134-condominium complex on a 6-acre private parcel in Navarre Beach Marine Park hasn’t yet been named, but if it gets called something such as “Bob Sikes Villas” there would be historic justification. Indeed, although the powerful U.S. congressman from Crestview, nicknamed “The He Coon” for his tenacious political style, already has a bridge […]

New courthouse encounters trial and tribulation

New courthouse encounters trial and tribulation

For a building in which evidence is supposed to carry the day, the proposed new Santa Rosa County courthouse in Milton appears in need of a strong closing argument. Burdened by the sales-tax increase that will require voters’ support to fund it, the new courthouse is mired in politics and indecision. Read the full article […]

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 […]

Property appraiser alerts BOCC to courthouse site bargain

Property appraiser alerts BOCC to courthouse site bargain

Nearly a month before Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted last Thursday to locate the planned new courthouse in downtown Milton, Property Appraiser Greg Brown tried to make them aware of a site he sees as a better value for taxpayers. Read the full article in the Mar. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Condo complex’s contested lease fees top $180,000

Condo complex’s contested lease fees top $180,000

The lease fees collected by a developer from the owners of 14 Sugar Dunes condominium units since the late 1980s, but never paid to Santa Rosa County as normally required, total more than $180,000. The Sugar Dunes homeowners association’s property manager, Tammy Pahal-Morgan, said she learned of the discrepancy soon after being hired in 2014. […]