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Utility distorts threat of sewer hookup ban

Utility distorts threat of sewer hookup ban

    The risk of a state-imposed regulatory moratorium on new sewer hookups by Holley-Navarre Water System is being exaggerated so the company can build a controversial wastewater treatment unit in the Williams Creek residential neighborhood. In persuading Santa Rosa County commissioners to approve HNWS’s request for a permit to build the $1 million disposal […]

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

For the third time in recent months Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze are at odds, this time over a share of tourist development funds that exceed $100,000 annually. The county has a long history of remitting to Gulf Breeze the bed tax money generated by the city’s hotels—a total of $801,178 […]

County revenue-sharing cuts appear permanent

County revenue-sharing cuts appear permanent

Gulf Breeze is feeling the pinch of cuts in voluntary revenue sharing by Santa Rosa County, which city leaders have recently cited as a rationale for raising water and sewer utility fees in the coming year. The controversial first-ever surcharge imposed on non-city customers of South Santa Rosa Utility System, which Gulf Breeze owns, has […]