PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

June 17

July 15

August 19

September 16

October 21

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)

 June 2017 Update Provided By Peter Birckhead

 

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

 

I HOLIDAY DECORATIONS FOR NAVARRE BEACH       ENTRANCE SIGN AREA

July 4 decorations will be placed by June 30. Go USA!

 

II TOP 5 CAPITAL IMPROVEMEMT PROJECTS FOR NAVARRE BEACH AND NAVARRE PARK

A. Renovation of Navarre Park – to include the Butterfly House, Kayak Launch, New Playground Equipment and enhanced water feature. UPDATE – CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND SCOPE OF WORK ARE BEING FINALIZED AND IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT CONSTRUCTION WILL COMMENCE BY MID TO LATE 2017. UPDATE SEE COMMENT BELOW.

 

B. New Public Restrooms and Showers at Navarre Fishing Pier – new restrooms and shower facilities will be added in the Navarre Pier area. UPDATE - Santa Rosa County did receive updates on this planned $1.8 Million project which will be funded through Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill monies.  However it will be sometime before funds are actually available. Construction will include a $1.22 Million Gulf Side Walkover Complex with groups of west side park  pavilions “mirroring” the existing pavilions on the west side, along with restrooms, grills, picnic tables, paved entrances, parking, etc.  and two boardwalks from the pavilions to the water, a kayak/canoe launch, and restoration of degraded habitat. In addition, construction is underway for a walkover to the snorkeling reef on the Gulf Side of Navarre Beach.  This is being paid from the Tourism Development Council and the Navarre Chamber foundation, as well as the contractor paying an additional 45,000 to cover permit and design expenses.  The walkover with be 6 feet wide and 365 feet long with the width assisting those with kayaks or paddleboards/surfboards, etc.  UPDATE – SEE COMMENT BELOW.

 

C. Multi-Use Path Along Gulf Blvd. Improvements –various improvements will be considered for the multi-use walking and bike path along Gulf Blvd including water fountains for people and dogs.  UPDATE – according to Commissioner Rob Williamson and as of January 23, 2017, “We do not have a timeline for when striping of the multi use path, irrigation or when other improvements would begin” UPDATE SEE COMMENT BELOW

 

ALL I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF COMMISSIONER WILLIAMSON AS IT RELATES TO THE ABOVE THREE ITEMS WAS THE FOLLOWING EMAIL DATED JUNE 20, 2017:

From: Commissioner Rob Williamson [mailto:RobWilliamson@santarosa.fl.gov]

Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:18 PM

To: Peter Birckhead

Cc: Tony Gomillion; Dan Schebler

Subject: Re: UPDATE REQUESTED

 

Peter,

We are doing our best each week to work on these District Four specific priorities as well other SRC priorities.

When we have meaningful updates to communicate related to one of these projects, or any District 4 or county project, our PIO will share that information with the community and vital stakeholders like the leaseholders.

With gratitude,

Rob Williamson, Santa Rosa County Commissioner

 

UNFORTUNATELY AT THIS TIME THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE ANYTHING MOVING FORWARD AS IT RELATES TO THESE PROJECTS. NO LEVEL OF MY PERSISTENCE HAD MADE A DIFFERENCE.

 

III LOCAL ADOPT A SPOT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED 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.

 

IV 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.

 

V 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.

** PLEASE JOIN ME IN THANKING SHANDOLYN SCOTT AND GINGER AND CHUCK ROUNDTREE FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS AND PURCHASE OF PLAQUES FOR THE DONORS ARCH***.

 

VII MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Planting

New flowers have recently been placed at the Highway 98 entrance sign. Unfortunately they have not done well and will be replaced soon.

 

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

Our struggle continues to have something done about this issue.

The following is an ordinance for homes and buildings in SRC:

 

Sec. 12-1. - Unsafe or        unsanitary buildings or lots.

(a)

All dwellings, apartment houses, rooming houses, commercial buildings, or other buildings and structures which are unsafe, unsanitary, unfit for human habitation, which constitute a fire hazard, or which in relation to existing use constitute a hazard to safety or health by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, fire damage, flood damage, or abandonment, are deemed to be unsafe buildings. All such unsafe buildings are hereby declared illegal and a public nuisance and shall be abated by repair and rehabilitation or by demolition.

 

Larry Sims and I have sent the above to Mr. Roy Andrews, SRC Attorney.

 

The following are emails in response to their review of this ordinance:

From: Roy Andrews [mailto:RoyA@santarosa.fl.gov]

Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:22 AM

To: Peter Birckhead

Cc: ‘Larry Sims’; Commissioner Rob Williamson; Beckie Cato

Subject: RE: 7315 GULF BVLD TRACE 6-12

We’re trying to find some legal precedent for  a favorable interpretation of the very poorly worded lease for this property. I will proceed when I think I have my best case developed.

Unfortunately this is about the same message we have been receiving since mid- April.

 

This second email is from Randy James, Code Compliance Supervisor, SRC

From: Randy Jones

Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:54 PM

To: Roy Andrews <RoyA@santarosa.fl.gov>

Cc: Wanda Pitts <WandaP@santarosa.fl.gov>; Merry Beth Andrews <MerryA@santarosa.fl.gov>; Rhonda Royals <RhondaR@santarosa.fl.gov>

Subject: RE: 7315 GULF BVLD TRACE 6-19

 

Sure. Historically, at least the 20 years I’ve been here, as long as the structures were secure and structurally sound there has been no abatement actions taken. To be specific, this structure is concrete piles with a pre stressed concrete floor, brick veneer over wood framing. It was gutted, interior finishes removed down to the framing after Hurricanes Ivan/Dennis, Sept. 2004 and July 2005 respectfully. Exterior stairs were removed to help prevent entry. Why he has not completely repaired it I have no idea. There were some permits issued 2007 but work never completed.

Over the years the bldg. has been open off and on. What I mean is windows broken, doors broken, and boarding up of windows and doors torn away. Mr. Turner when contacted has always secured the building within a couple weeks. Trash is kept cleaned up. Turner has a maintenance guy that is keeping it secure for him.

The below section is subjective. We do not believe this structure meets our standard for demolition. We believe the building to be structurally sound and habitable with repairs.

Randy Jones

 

Code Compliance       Supervisor

Santa Rosa County Development Services Center

So in other words we must wait until Roy Andrews determines whether he is going to make a difference interpretation of the ordinance which would then allow county officials to act or determine if there is something in the lease for the property that might allow the county to take action.

In the meantime the home continues to get worst and now has more broken windows and glass hanging from the structure.

It is extremely frustrating to all of us that nothing more is being done at this time.

 

Former Rocco’s Restaurant

It appears that the leasing or purchase of Rocco’s has not been finalized. At the time of this writing we have not further update.

 

Lagerheads/Navarre Fishing Pier

No further information is available on this matter at this time.

 

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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 September 16 • October 21

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)

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