Special fire district

Navarre Beach Fire tries again

Navarre Beach Fire tries again

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue’s effort to become a special fire district on the October 2019 ballot fell shy by just 13 votes. In November, the fire company will try again. Board member John Lewis confirmed the issue would appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot during the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association general […]

Navarre Beach Fire disappointed but not quitting

Navarre Beach Fire disappointed but not quitting

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue fell just 13 votes shy in the Oct. 8 election of its goal to move forward with creating a special fire district on the beach. “Disappointing” has become a descriptor for the results among the fire company’s leadership. As board member John Lewis points out, the ballot measure’s defeat means the […]

Special fire district defeated, for now

Special fire district defeated, for now

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue’s attempt to become a special fire district failed in the Oct. 8 special election, despite getting a majority of votes in favor. Of the 277 voters of Navarre Beach that cast a ballot, 154 supported the formation of an independent district, but that falls short of the 60% plus one requested […]

Voter books close Monday for Oct. 8 election

Voter books close Monday for Oct. 8 election

Voter registration books close Sept. 9 for the upcoming special election to decide whether Santa Rosa County will add an additional half cent of sales tax. Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie A. Villane reminds citizens to register to vote before book closing Monday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. It is the last day […]

Fire district referendum coming up for Navarre Beach

Fire district referendum coming up for Navarre Beach

Santa Rosa County’s Oct. 8 special election is fast approaching, and the residents of Navarre Beach will have an extra question on their ballots. They will be asked to support or oppose creation of a special fire district. Here are the basics: What is being voted on?   Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Navarre Beach Fire set for special election

Navarre Beach Fire set for special election

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue will be on the special election ballot in August seeking to become a special fire district. The issue was brought before the Board of County Commissioners Monday. Fire board member Ben Boyd said they wanted to get the nonbinding referendum of the special election ballot, otherwise it would have to wait […]

Navarre Beach Fire inching toward county split

Navarre Beach Fire inching toward county split

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue (NBFR) could become its own entity, not under Santa Rosa County, as the department leaders are actively exploring becoming a special fire district. The idea was initially presented to the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA) in February by Chief Danny Fureigh. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 […]