The St. Joe Company has proposed an amendment to the West Bay Area Sector Plan that adds approximately 32,900 acres of St. Joe-owned property in Bay County west of the West Bay Area Sector Plan and 13,000 acres in Walton County to the plan. The proposal retitles the plan the Bay-Walton Sector Plan. The plan would extend west, generally, along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to the Choctawhatchee Bay for a total area of approximately 110,000 acres. An abbreviated version of the plan is available at the link below. A full copy is available for review in the Bay County Planning Department, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City.

Please contact the Bay County Planning and Zoning Department at or 248-8250 for more information.
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Wildwood Road lane to close

Wildwood Road lane to closeWeather permitting, a lane of Wildwood Road just south of Beachwood Boulevard will be closed from Monday April 21 through Friday, April 25 to install drainage pipes under the roadway.

Extension Office reopens in permanent location

Extension Office reopens in permanent location The UF/IFAS Bay County Cooperative Extension Office has relocated to its permanent facility at 2728 E. 14th St., Panama City, in the old Cedar Grove City Hall.

The office had been temporarily sited on McKenzie Avenue while crews completed a wind and flood retrofit at the Cedar Grove building.

The retrofit project, aimed at making the building better able to withstand severe weather, was funded via a $319,000 Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant from the state.
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Budget meetings set for May 6, May 20

Budget meetings set for May 6, May 20The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold the first Fiscal Year 2015 budget meeting/workshop immediately following its regularly scheduled board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday May 6. A second budget meeting/workshop will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Both meetings will be in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL. The meetings are open to the public and will also be broadcast live online at For more information, please call Valerie Sale at (850) 248-8170.