PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

August 19

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

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

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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 US FLAGS BEING FLOWN 24/7

 

The entrance signs to Navarre Beach at Highway 98 and Navarre Causeway as you enter Navarre Beach from the National Seashore are now proudly flying the US Flag.  Thanks to Jerry Smith, Navarre Beach resident, for bringing up the idea!

 

II   FISHING PIER, BEACH AND BEACH AREA IMPROVEMENTS

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 STILL BEING FINALIZED.  A start date has not been determined.

 

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. Plans call for this facility to be in the general vicinity of existing public pavilions currently being used for picnics and other social gatherings on the beach. The funding of this new facility will be split between LOST funds and tourism development taxes. LOST funds are from the ½ percent Local Option Sales Tax that was passed last year and became effective Jan. 1, 2017.  Tourism development taxes are funds from the 5% bed tax that is imposed on all hotels, motels, rental condos, townhomes and private homes.

 

C. Existing restroom on pier near Lagerheads - The possible upgrade of the existing public restroom facility currently on the pier near Lagerheads Restaurant and Bar has been identified by the BOCC in a tentative FY19 LOST list which will not be considered for adoption until late 2017 early 2018.  Funding for this project could, however, be provided through the private sector based on the outcome of RFP’s that are being submitted for the leasing and operation of the pier concessions (restaurant, bar, fishing pier and pier store).

 

Final budget decisions on these projects are effective after the final public hearing being held September 19.

 

D. 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 wooden planks you walk on are beginning to show significant wear.

 

E. Improvements to multi-use path along Gulf Blvd. – 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” There is no further update on this project at this time.

 

F. Possible restroom halfway down the fishing pier – According to Tony Gomillion, SRC Administrator in an email to me July 27, 2017: “Our staff will be at a Cabinet meeting with the Governor’s Cabinet office around the 9th of August.  The discussion is related to an amendment or variance to the current prohibition as interpreted by DEP that if approved will allow us to have a restroom on the pier. “

 

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

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 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, or perhaps list your own name or family. Even your organization can be recognized.

4 inch by 4 inch plaques are $250, 4 inch by 8 inch plaques are $500 and 6 inch by 8 inch 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

Landscaping

In a BOCC meeting scheduled for Aug. 7, 2017, bids for a new landscaping contract for the Tourism Corridor, which includes Navarre Beach, will be reviewed and a new contract will be awarded. Hopefully this will improve the overall landscaping of Navarre Beach and the planting of flowers around the Navarre Beach Entrance sign at Highway 98 and Navarre Causeway.

 

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

The Turners (owners of 7315 Gulf Blvd) are set to appear in Court on August 23, 2017 at the Milton County Court House to answer a complaint filed by Santa Rosa County alleging their property is out of compliance with their lease.

The official language reads:

“Pursuant to the terms of the lease defendants are in violation of the covenants and restrictions by failing to maintain the demised premises in good repair, properly painted and clean and sanitary, creating a nuisance”

 

Former Rocco’s Restaurant:

As we believe everyone has heard, Broussard (Cajun food) has an agreement to occupy the former Rocco’s restaurant. Broussard has a restaurant behind McGuires in Pensacola and have been in business in New Orleans for over 75 years. They plan to be open by Labor Day.

 

 

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

August 19 • 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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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

August 19 • 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