Gulf Breeze asks county to eliminate most of the conditions it agreed to for Tiger Point sewer permit

Posted on August 4, 2016 by

On Monday, the Santa Rosa County Commission will discuss a request from the City of Gulf Breeze to modify the permit the county issued in 2012 for the city’s use of the Tiger Point Golf Course as a sewage treatment facility.

Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the issue at Monday’s committee meeting, set for 9 a.m. at the Santa Rosa County Administrative Office Complex, located at 6495 U.S. 90, Milton (behind McDonald’s).

“The city’s 2012 conditional use application was approved with 15 conditions,” the county’s long range planning manager wrote in a report to commissioners. “Of those, the city is proposing to retain (four conditions) and are asking that the other conditions be removed.”

The city is seeking to eliminate these conditions of the original agreement:

  • The new west course would be designed without a road from College Parkway to Maplewood.
  • Gulf Breeze would not ask for approval to place a tower of any kind on this property.
  • The out-of-play areas would be heavily landscaped with native trees like pines and live oaks.
  • Gulf Breeze was absolutely committed to restoring the back nine holes on the west course and to rebuilding the front nine holes on the west as well.
  • The reconstruction of the west course would probably result in all new or resurfaced cart paths.
  • Gulf Breeze would evaluate the installation of lights on the driving range.
  • Gulf Breeze would repair/replace existing fencing.
  • Gulf Breeze would do a better job maintaining the fence line from College Parkway around the front nine holes.
  • The management group that operates the golf course would be directed to continue their “round table” meeting with the various owner groups and to include Santa Rosa Shores in this process.
  • Gulf Breeze did not have any plans to sell off the driving range but they could not legally commit to not selling it at some point if they have to from a financial stand point. However, they did commit to giving Paul Stagner first right of refusal on the property and would be interested in a potential lease back if they were forced to sell.
  • Gulf Breeze had committed $200,000.00 in funding for Santa Rosa Shores to use for neighborhood improvements.

The agenda for Monday’s meeting is available at Commission meetings are broadcast live at

Generally, commissioners discuss items at committee meetings on Mondays with decisions coming at the regular meeting the following Thursday. The meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11, is set for 9 a.m. at the Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze.

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

  • Discussion of approval of the Special Event Permit application from the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to host the annual Thursdays in the Park concert series. The concert series runs May 19 to Sept. 8.
  • Discussion of bid award to Floridian Construction for $109,385 for the Navarre Beach Kayak Dune Walkover construction to begin in mid November.
  • Discussion of awarding the Madura Road Sidewalk Project to Gulf Coast Industrial Construction for $74,700.  The project is about 4,150 feet long,from Tiger Point Boulevard to East View Place.  Funding will be from Area 3 Impact Fees as approved by the commission in March.
  • Discussion of awarding the James M. Harvell Road Sidewalk Project to Gulf Coast Industrial Construction, for $23,186.40.  The project is about 1,300 feet long from State Road 87 to the existing sidewalk just east of Presidio Street. Funding will be from Area 3 impact fees as approved by the commission in January. The project will also serve the Navarre Library.

On Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Tiger Point Community Center, the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board will conduct a meeting. Items on the agenda for that meeting include: