PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

February 25

March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

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)

January 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

We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday lights placed around the Highway 98 Navarre Beach Entrance Sign.  We received many positive comments and some   not so positive so we will work on making the decorations even better for this year.

Next up is Memorial Day.

 

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

The 5 Capital Projects being worked on and their status are as follows:

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. Reduced Signage Alone Gulf Blvd – as reported earlier some 88 signs have been removed along the Gulf Blvd walking and biking path.   New and consolidated signage plans are still be reviewed for the fishing pier and boat landing areas.  Upon the completion of a brand marketing study being conducted by the Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Council, led by Julie Morgan, new signage and consolidated signage will be considered for this area. Stay tuned!

C. Dedicated Right Turn Lane at 4 Way Stop – a dedicated right turn lane will be added in front of the Tom Thumb on Navarre Causeway to help reduce traffic back-ups at this intersection. UPDATE – as reported by Marc Bonifay, Santa Rose County Project Engineer  on January 4, 2017 – “a notice to proceed will be issued for the right turn lane as soon as the contracts are finalized which should be any day now and construction will begin”.

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

Please join me in welcoming Lynn Steinhilber to the Adopt a Mile Program. Lynne has assumed Joni Johnson’s area as of December 1.  Please also join me in thanking Joni for her months of service to the NBLRA in participating in this program. Should you notice any issues on the island please bring them to my attention.

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

 

IV. WELCOMING COMMITTEE

The Welcoming Committee, Justine Ward and Michelle Auwaerter, Co-Chairmen, are up and running and moving forward.  A complete Welcome Package, with cover letter from Gary Buroker, NBLRA Membership Application, a copy of Navarre Beach News and Navarre Press and special offers will now be mailed out each month to new residents of Navarre Beach. The first mailing has gone out to over 30 new residents or owners. In addition posters will be displayed throughout the island and around town to promote and encourage membership in the NBLRA. And finally Welcome Packets will be given to real estate agents and condo managers on the island for them to give to new residents and owners as well. Thanks to help from Sandi Kemp, Publisher of the Navarre Press and her team, we now have a professional Welcoming Package and a list of new residents each month to target for new members of the NBLRA.  If you are interested in helping please let me know. All items relating to the new Welcome Package are expected to be posted to the NBLRA website soon.

 

V.  BENCHES AND PALM TREE ISLANDS ON THE BEACH

The replacement of all 16 metal benches is now complete. As a result of approximately $8,600 in generous donations we have been able to replace all 16 formally metal benches with new composite benches.  Now all 35 benches that line Navarre Causeway, Gulf Blvd. and White Sands Blvd. are composite and dedicated to someone or something.

Please join me in thanking the following individuals and entities for donating the cost of a new replacement or dedicated bench:

Rob and Amie Williamson

John Lewis and the former Beach Beautification Committee

Rebecca Ward

John Heilman

Ashton Saunders

Rick Guillory

Gary Buroker

Bryan Taylor

Santa Rosa County

Navarre Beach Regency Condo Association *

Mary Skinner

Lisa Cichy

Skip and Donna Jefcoat

John and Carolyn Phillips and The Generosity Trust

 

Also please join me in a very special thanks to Terry Wallace, Supervisor, Navarre Beach Water Department, and his crew, Rick and Bubba, for all of their efforts and work to assemble and install all of our new benches.

The Navarre Beach Regency Condo Association also donated for a plaque with their name to be placed on the Donor Recognition Arch (behind the Tom Thumb) at the eastern entrance to the walking/biking path along Gulf Blvd. We have plaques for a $250, $500 and $1000 donations so please let Peter Birckhead know if you are interested.

 

VI. 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. MISCELLANOUS ITEMS

Navarre Beach West End Lights – in case you have not noticed the Navarre Beach West End Entrance Sign on Gulf Blvd. is once again lite at night. Thanks to the work done by Terry Wallace, Supervisor, Navarre Beach Water Department, we now have hard wired lights that illuminated this sign.

Abandoned House on West End of Island – as many of you know the last house on the South Side of Gulf Blvd (beach side) as you travel west into the National Seashore has been abandoned for many many years.  Roy Andrews, Attorney for Santa Rosa County, report to us January 23 that a lawsuit is in the process of being filed. So the process has begun to do something about this issue. But don’t hold your breath as we suspect this will take some time to rectify.

Navarre Beach Causeway – Congrats to David McPherson and Stephen Furman for their efforts.  As many of you have probably noticed the Navarre Beach Causeway looks a lot better today than it has in the past. For some time now the causeway has been overgrown with weeds and brush and accumulating piles of sand along the road way.  Thanks to David McPherson for being a concerned and attentive resident of Navarre Beach and bringing this to the Adopt a Mile Committee’s attention the area has been cleaned up.   Due to the quick responsiveness of Stephen Furman, Santa Rosa County Public Works Director, and his crew, the issue was taken care of in lighten speed. Our County officials continue to amaze me with their high level of customer service, attention to detail and fast response times. We should all feel very lucky to have them representing and working for us!

 

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

February 25

March 18 • April 15 • May 20

June 17 • July 15

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$25 OFF your Membership to NBLRA

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© 2016-2020 SandpaperMarketing

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

February 25

March 18 • April 15 • May 20

June 17 • July 15

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$25 OFF your Membership to NBLRA

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

TOUCH TO SUBSCRIBE