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Wellington Town Crier

County Officials Visit Indian Trail To Stump For Penny Sales Tax

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay and County Administrator Verdenia Baker visited the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to discuss the upcoming county referendum on a one-penny infrastructure sales tax increase. The proposed surtax would be split among the county, the Palm Beach County School District and local municipalities. Baker explained that prior to the economic downturn in 2008, the county’s goal was to have a sustainable capital improvement plan.

October 10, 2016


The battle over public vs. private access to beaches in Walton County continues

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJH/WECP) - Walton County is known for its sugar sand beaches, but for months the community has been at odds over who should have the right to access some of those beaches. "As elected officials it falls on you all to support and protect these private property ownership rights," said Walton County Beachfront Property Owner Beverly Humphrey.  Many people who own homes on the beach front have been complaining about the public throwing garbage, misbehaving, putting up tents, and causing a ruckus on the beach in front of their homes.

October 10, 2016

Florida Times Union
Many like Baker County just the way it is; others worry over growth
MACCLENNY | As hogs snorted nearby on opening night of the Baker County Fair, five members of the high school’s Future Farmers of America group gathered to talk about what makes their home county different from the big city and its nearby suburbs. Hogs for one: Four of the five have a hog of their own, which they’ve raised and will sell at the fair for eventual slaughter. Delaney Harvey, 16, keeps her hog at school, and sometimes walks it during third period. She laughed: Honest, she said.

October 10, 2016