PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

August 19

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)

March 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

Next up is Memorial Day.

 

II. TOP 5 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT 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.

 

B. New Signage for Navarre Beach Entrance Signs and Fishing Pier Area – on April 10 The Tourism Development Office, led by Julie Morgan, will be making a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners that will determine the timeline for the new signage planned for Navarre Beach Entrance Signs and Fishing Pier area.  The new signage will have a similar look to the new marketing campaign finished last month.

 

C. Dedicated Right Turn Lane at 4 Way Stop – this project has been completed on time and within budget.

 

D. 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.

 

 

E.  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”

 

III. 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.

 

IV. WELCOMING  COMMITTEE

During our NBLRA Meeting on March 18 envelopes, with contest rules and prices, were distributed to all attendees. The three current NBLRA members who sign up the most new members of NBLRA will each receive a gift card to The Cactus Restaurant here in Navarre.  Current members have until June 17 to sign up new members. Winners will be announced at our June 17 meeting. If you would like more information on this contest please contact Michelle Auwaerter, Co-Chair of the Welcoming Committee. Her contact information is on our website.

 

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.

 

VII. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Highway 98 and Navarre Causeway Area related items:

Navarre Beach Entrance Signs at Highway 98 and the Navarre Beach Causeway and the western entrance from the National Seashore

As noted above the entrance sign to Navarre Beach on 98 images will most likely be changing to reflect a new branding and tourism marketing plan. With this change we are requesting new flood lights as the current lights are old and have become too dim.   Look for changes coming soon.

UPDATE – in a meeting with Julie Morgan, Director of the Tourism Development Office for Santa Rosa County, I learned that further direction as to how and when the Navarre Beach Entrance Signs will be updated will be determined on April 10 during a meeting with the Board of County Commissioners.  STAY TUNED.

 

Planting

New flowers have been placed and more are planned for June.

 

Abandoned House on West End of Island

As I reported during our monthly meeting on March 18 the abandoned house located at 7315 Gulf Blvd is currently in full compliance with all ordinances and conveyances for Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa County.

In order to fix this eyesore ordinances and conveyances for Navarre Beach must be changed.

Larry Sims and I took the first step to begin this process by meeting with Becky Cato, Planning and Zoning Director, for Santa Rosa County to discuss the process and steps necessary to make these changes on March 29.

Ms. Cato has assured us that she is committed to getting this matter resolved and will begin the progress towards resolution with our County Attorney, Roy Andrews and our County Administrator Tony Gomillion. Ms. Cato further indicated that she would like approximately 3 weeks from March 29 to get back to us. Look for further updates on this matter.

 

Former Rocco’s

Restaurant

Those of you interested in the disposition of the former Rocco’s Restaurant, there has been a consult hired to identify a restaurant operator to lease or purchase the property. Watch for more updates on this matter.

 

Lagerheads/Navarre

Fishing Pier

It is our understanding that an RFP has been issued seeking interested parties to work with the county to re-development and operate this concession.

 

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

March 18 • April 15 • May 20

June 17 • July 15 • August 19

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)

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

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© 2016-2020 SandpaperMarketing

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

March 18 • April 15 • May 20

June 17 • July 15 • August 19

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