PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

September 16

October 21

November 18

All Meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:00 am unless specified otherwise at Juana’s Pagoda

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Donate to the Beach Beautification Liaison Committee (BBLC)

Donors Recognition Arch

engraved plaques available!

Looking for a way to donate to Beach Beautification Liaison Committee and the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residence Association? Here is another way you can help make Navarre Beach be the Best It Can Be!

 

We have 4 inch by 4 inch and 4 inch by 8 inch engraved plaques available to be placed on the Donors Recognition Arch at the east end entrance to the walking/biking path and just behind the Tom Thumb. You can dedicate your plaque to a loved one or a friend. Our perhaps list your own name or family or even your organization can be recognized.

 

4” by 4” plaques are $250 and 4” by 8” inch plaques are $500

Your donations are used to help maintain our palm islands and doggie pots along Gulf and White Sands Blvd. and provide needed funds for seasonal decorations during holiday periods.

Please contact Peter Birckhead for more information or to make your donation, 713-819-1980 or peterbirckhead@gmail.com

Help make Navarre Beach  the best and recognize a loved one or a business.

We are replacing all metal benches with composite benches.

For more information and specifics, contact Peter Birckhead at

713-819-1980 or peterbirckhead@gmail.com

 

There are still several  good locations available on White Sand Blvd. for those that are interested

 

BEACH BEAUTIFICATION LIAISON COMMITTEE (BBLC)

Provided By Peter Birckhead

 

The following is a monthly update on the activities of the Beach Beautification Liaison Committee.

 

I  FISHING PIER, BEACH AND BEACH AREA IMPROVEMENTS

A.   Renovation of Navarre Park –plans are still being developed that have always called for an almost complete renovation of the park. Based on the renderings I have seen it is my belief this renovation is sorely needed and will be endorsed and enjoyed by everyone in our community and our visitors.   Timing on the finalizing of these plans and appropriate funding are still being developed.

 

B.   New Restrooms and Shower Facility on Navarre Beach - Santa Rosa County BOCC has set aside a total of $360,000 for the cost of a new stand along restroom and shower facility on Navarre Beach in  the tentative FY18 LOST and TD budget. Final budget approval is expected sometime next month (September 2017). No update on start date

 

C.   Fishing Pier Decking Material - $300,000 has been set aside in the FY 2018 budget for the replacement of fishing pier decking material. As I am sure many of you have noticed the fishing pier wooden planks you walk on are beginning to show significant wear.

 

D.   Multi-Use Path Along Gulf Blvd. Improvements –

Just within the last several weeks Commissioner Williamson invited me to meet with him to discuss his plan to approach the improvement of Multi-Use Path along Gulf Blvd. The plan of attack now by the Commissioner is to try to access monies from the Navarre Beach Water Department with the approach that we can us affluent to provide the water for irrigation. Williamson is working through the process with other country officials on this.  Once irrigation is provided landscaping concepts can be developed along with other improvements for the path. Stayed tuned for further updates on this project.

 

E.    Restroom on half down Fishing Pier – projected approved by State of Florida - details forthcoming

 

F. RFP’s for Fishing Pier Concessions – 11 or so vendors have submitted RFP’s to run the concessions on the Navarre Fishing Pier. The county commissioners are independently reviewing these proposals and will be discussing them during an early September Board of County Commissioners Meeting.  The top 4 or 5 vendors selected will be requested to make former presentations to the BOCC in October.  A decision is expected in late October and the awarded vendor will take over operations January 1, 2018. It is anticipated that regardless of which vendor is selected significant improvements to the facility and its operation will occur.

 

G. NEW ITEM Real Estate Signs – I hope that some of you have noticed the removal of many out of compliance real estate signs around the island. The Beach Beautification Liaison Committee has been working hard to contact each and every real estate agent who has a real estate sign that does not comply with county regulations.  The following is an excerpt from county regulations concerning real estate signs on Navarre Beach:

Real Estate Signs - Signs on offered property shall not exceed eight (8) square feet per face for residential property and sixteen (16) square feet per face for commercial property. Real estate signs shall be located only on the property offered. Only one (1) real estate sign per piece of property is permissible.

 

Any real estate sign that does not conform to these regulations is being removed or downsized at this time. This is a process and will take time.

 

Should anyone see any real estate signs not complying with this code please bring it to my attention.

 

II  LOCAL ADOPT A SPOT PROGRAM ANNOUCED FOR NAVARRE BEACH

Lynn Steinhilber, Lisa Cichy and I continue to monitor the island looking for trash, debris and anything that looks out of place.

Should you come across any of this while you are out and about on the island please let me know so it can be dealt with right away.

If you are interested in serving on this committee please let me know. We can always use extra help.

 

III   WELCOMING COMMITTEE

Michelle Auwaerter and Justine Ward continue to do a great job growing our membership. If you are interesting in helping them out please let me know.

 

IV  DONORS RECOGNITION ARCH

Looking for a way to donate to Beach Beautification Liaison Committee and the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residence association? Here is another way you can help make Navarre Beach be the Best It Can Be!

We have 4 inch by 4 inch, 4 inch by 8 inch and 6 inch by 8 inch engraved plaques available to be placed on the Donors Recognition Arch at the east end entrance to the walking/biking path and just behind the Tom Thumb. You can dedicate your plaque to a loved one or a friend. Our perhaps list your own name or family or even your organization can be recognized.

4” by 4” plaques are $250, 4” by 8” plaques are $500 and 6” by 8” plaques are $1000.

Your donations are used to help maintain our palm islands and doggie pots along Gulf and White Sands Blvd and provide needed funds for seasonal decorations during holiday periods.

 

V  MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Landscaping

In a recent BOCC meeting GCEC of Pensacola was selected as the new vendor to provide landscaping services for the Navarre Beach Island and the Highway 98 Tourism Corridor.  GCEC’s contract will begin October 1. I am sure this will be a welcome change for all of us.

 

Abandoned House on West End of Island (7315 Gulf Blvd.)

The owners of the abandoned house at 7315 Gulf Blvd. have hired an attorney who has requested all prior documentation on the case and has until September 11, 2017 to respond to the County Judge handling this case. Here is an email I received recently on this matter:

 

Mr. Birckhead:

The Turners have retained an attorney and he has stipulated to the filing of our amended complaint in lieu of the hearing on August 23, 2017.  Mr. Borowski has until Monday, September 11, 2017 to file a response.

    Thank you,

 Wanda C. Pitts

Paralegal | Public Records Custodian, Santa Rosa County Attorney’s Office

 

Former Rocco’s Restaurant

As we believe everyone had heard Broussard (Cajun Food) has an agreement to occupy the former Rocco’s restaurant. Broussard has a restaurant behind Mc Quires in Pensacola and has been business in New Orleans for over 75 years. They plan to be open by Labor Day. UPDATE – it appears from speaking with local workers on the job that the restaurant will not be opening until early October.

 

Beach Sweeping Operations

Many of you have inquired about the beach sweeping operations. The county continues to conduct this service but has been somewhat burden with a broken tractor. The tractor is in for repair and we expect it up and running soon.

 

Thank you.

 

Beach Beautification Liaison Committee

Peter Birckhead, Chair

Gary Buroker, Member

Dave McPherson, Member

James Calkins, Member

Lisa Cichy, Adopt a Mile

Joni Johnson, Member

Lynn Steinhilber, Adopt a Mile

Justine Ward, Chair, Welcoming Committee

Michelle Auwaerter, Co-Chair Welcoming Committee

 

peterbirckhead@gmail.com

713-819-1980.

 

 

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

 September 16

 October 21 • November 18

All Meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:00 am unless specified otherwise at Juana’s Pagoda

PO Box 5003 • Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

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and receive FREE Membership to NBLRA (spouses or individual)

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© 2016-2020 SandpaperMarketing

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

September 16

 October 21 • November 18

All Meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:00 am unless specified otherwise at Juana’s Pagoda

PO Box 5003 • Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

Donate to the Beach Beautification Liaison Committee (BBLC)

SUBSCRIBE TO

and receive FREE Membership to NBLRA (spouses or individual)

(New Navarre Press subscribers and new NBLRA members only.)

TOUCH TO SUBSCRIBE