Paving Operations resume on U.S. 98

Paving operations on U.S. 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway) between the Live Oak Village shopping center and Nantahala Beach Road in Santa Rosa County will resume Sunday, July 20. The work will require alternating lane closures on U.S. 98 east and westbound Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction and access to private property will be maintained at all times.

The planned construction activities are weather dependent and may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Water Meter Upgrades

Starting June 11, 2014 the City of Gulf Breeze and SSRUS will begin work to replace and/ or upgrade water meters in the two utilities. The work will take place over the next 6 months and be done by contractors wearing blue shirts marked with the logo “PVI Meter Team”. Trucks marked with the same logo will be used during meter swap outs. Each meter replacement is anticipated to take approximately 30 minutes. Commercial meter customers will be notified of water shutoffs in advance. Anyone having special needs for water should notify the Water Department at (850) 934-5110. If you have a gas meter at your location, it will be upgraded at the same time, with no interruption in service. Please pardon any inconvenience during this upgrade to your service.

Storm Updates

The Storm Water Task Force will hold their 5th meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 6:00 pm at Gulf Breeze City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.
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The City Council has suspended its parking ordinance and travel trailer restrictions. See Resolution No. 08-14.
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Updates will be made as necessary. Thank you in advance for your patience.
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CITRUS CANKER ALERT

The City of Gulf Breeze has been advised by the University of Florida IFAS Extension that citrus canker has been identified in Gulf Breeze and recently confirmed in the Santa Rosa Shores area. Citrus canker is a serious bacterial disease that causes the citrus tree to continually decline in health and fruit production until the tree produces no fruit at all. It affects all types of citrus and is highly contagious. Citrus canker can be spread rapidly by windborne rain, lawnmowers and other landscaping equipment, people carrying the infection on their hands, clothing, or equipment, and moving the infected or exposed plants or plant parts. Please read the letter here for valuable information about how to properly dispose of canker infected citrus trees.
Here is are some addition sources: UF publication for homeowners and FDACS brochure
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Derrick, Residential Horticulture Agent, University of Florida IFAS, at 850-623-3868.

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FLOOD VICTIMS – UTILITY WAIVER

If the April 30, 2014 deluge (the "Spring Flooding Event") caused your property to be uninhabitable, the City Council has established a utility waiver program to waive utilities while repairs/reconstruction were (or are) underway. A copy of the utility waiver is available here. Addresses are checked against City and County damage assessment lists before waivers are approved.

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