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Apr 9, 2024

Compromised vendor email leads to $852K theft

On Friday April 5, Santa Rosa County Clerk of Courts was notified that a recent payment to a vendor in the amount of $852,983.06 had been intercepted as a result of fraud. Upon notification The Clerk of Courts’ Finance Department issued a fraud alert to their bank.

Feb 17, 2024

Milton faces loss of almost $9 million in federal grants

Milton has until March 1 to convince two federal agencies that the city’s wastewater treatment project is still viable. If the city fails to meet any of four demands, it could lose two grants totaling almost $9 million.

Feb 15, 2024

He’s back: Milton to hire Jorgenson as interim city manager

The Milton City Council voted 5-2 at a special meeting Thursday to hire Randy Jorgenson to be the interim city manager. Jorgenson retired from the city manager position in September after serving five years in the position.

Jul 15, 2022

Mayor vetoes proposed charter amendment

Milton Mayor Heather Lindsay vetoed a proposal to lower residency requirements for her office after the city council’s July 12 regular meeting.

The Milton City Charter currently requires candidates for mayor to have lived in the city for at least three years. But, despite the mayor’s veto threat, the city council voted 6-2 for a ballot referendum asking voters to change the requirement to just one year, the same residency requirement for city council candidates.

Jul 7, 2022

Council considers spending $100,000 to find U.S. 90 alternative

Should Milton spend $100,000 from reserve funds to find alternatives to widening Caroline Street through the city’s historic district?

The city council expected to debate that question at its July 12 regular meeting, too late for the Press Gazette’s deadline.

At its executive committee meeting July 5, the council voted 4-2 to approve a plan to convince the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to change its project priorities. Councilmembers Robert Leek and Shannon Rice voted against Councilman Vernon Compton’s motion. Councilmen Matt Jarrett and Casey Powell were absent.

Dec 1, 2021

New traffic pattern announced for Central Landfill

New traffic pattern scheduled at Central Landfill due to continued construction at its entrance

Nov 26, 2021

Preserve Navarre releases infrastructure survey for residents

A nonprofit, Preserve Navarre, has released a survey for area residents regarding city incorporation and infrastructure.

Nov 19, 2021

Clerk of the Circuit Court returns over $1 million in unspent revenue

This makes the ninth consecutive year that Spencer has returned unspent revenues to the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners.

Nov 12, 2021

City council appoints Vernon Compton to vacant seat

Vernon Compton will fill the council seat vacated by David Richardson.

Nov 12, 2021

Santa Rosa County receives $499,075 green infrastructure grant

The funding allows Santa Rosa County to use green stormwater infrastructure practices to improve impaired waters within the Pensacola Bay Watershed.
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