BOCC rescinds 7-day beach driving permit

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

The driving hours will be 9 a.m. until sunset and driving along the stretch where the Cape San Blas Lighthouse stood is off limits.

In addition, all pets will be banned from the beach along Air Force property, a new requirement.

Eglin officials will review the agreement in a year as a step toward a five-year agreement.

Bed tax increase

Commissioners also decided to move ahead with the process of implementing, not until at least 2015, an additional penny to the county bed tax.

The county currently collects four cents, three for basic operations and marketing of the TDC and one for beach nourishment.

The additional cent would fund a long-sought recreational complex in the county near the Gulf/Franklin Center on the opposite side of U.S. Highway 98.

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