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

(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)

February 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 – upon the approval of a new branding and tourism marketing plan for Santa Rosa County and Navarre Beach  a new image will be finalized and used to redo the Navarre Beach entrance signs on Highway 98 and on the east end and west end at the National Seashore.   A presentation by the Tourism Development Council for a new branding/image package for Santa Rosa County and Navarre Beach was made to the county commissioners March 6 and approved March 9.

C. Dedicated right turn lane at four-way stop – although there was a delay in getting this project started, work is now underway with an estimated completion date of around March 31.

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 some time 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 R45,000 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 paddle-boards/surfboards, etc.

E. Multi-use path improvements 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 time-line for when striping of the multi use path, irrigation or when other improvements would begin”

 

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

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 have now been mailed to over 40 plus newcomers to Navarre Beach.  These mailings will continue each month as the Welcome Committee receives an updated list of new residents and or owners on Navarre Beach.

In addition posters promoting NBLRA have been placed in many of the condo and real estate offices on the island and business both on and off the island.

Be sure to attend our March 18 meeting as your Welcoming Committee will be presenting an exciting contest for all to participate in helping us get new members.

Should you know of anyone who would like a Welcome Package or information on NBLRA please send them to our website where there is contact information for both Justin and Michelle.

 

V. Benches and palm tree islands on the beach

New benches and Palm Tree Islands are no longer available until such time the county approves new locations which will not occur until Gulf Blvd. is irrigated.

 

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. Miscellaneous items

Highway 98 and Navarre Causeway Area related items:

Red Light – by the time you are reading this the red light at the intersection of Navarre Beach Causeway and Highway 98 should have been retimed for the weekends to reflect the build-up of traffic we are experiencing as we enter the spring months.  This should help alleviate some of the traffic we have been experiencing with cars exiting the island and turning left on Highway 98.

Navarre Beach Entrance Sign at Highway 98

As noted above the image on the entrance sign to Navarre Beach on 98 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.

Planting

New flowers are schedule to be placed around the Navarre Beach entrance sign in late March and again in June.

Abandoned House on West End of Island

A lawsuit was filed with the owner of the house who lives in Colorado. Yes the last name is Turner but no relationship to the Ted Turner family.

The suit, served in early February, indicates the house is not safe to be inhabited and therefore must be repaired or demolished.  The suit gave the owner 20 days to respond.

I followed up recently and was told that the owner and Tony Gomillion, our county administrator, have spoken and a contractor has been hired. The county is waiting to receive plans for the repair.

Navarre Beach Causeway Cleanliness

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 with lightening 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!

Speed limit signs on White Sands

As a result of Jerry Smith, a concerned Navarre Beach resident who lives on White Sands Blvd, and witnesses speeders driving by his house all year long, we have received additional and sorely needed speed limit signs on White Sands. Several existing speed limit signs have also been relocated to more sensible locations.

Jerry and I did an inventory of current speed limit signs and submitted our recommendations to Stephen Furman and the project was completed in less than two weeks!

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

As discussed at the March 6 commissioners meeting, the Navarre Beach Master Plan will be revisted once the contract for the pier has been resolved.

 

 

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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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