Jay opposed to having water system takeover

Will send representative to today’s meeting

The Jay Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to stand against District 1 State Sen. Doug Broxson’s proposal to form a North Santa Rosa County Regional Utility and says it will be represented at the North Santa Rosa Utility Coalition at a press conference at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in Milton to outline its resistance.

Estimated to require in excess of $5 million as an initial investment, Broxson says the proposed bill will ‘streamline’ the water system for a population growth that is estimated in the county in the next 10 years.

“We’ve had conversations with some of the othe...