PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker

Secretary

Michelle Auwaerter

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2018 MEETINGS

January 20

 February 17

March 17

 April 21

June 16

July 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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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 and beach area improvements

 

I    FISHING PIER, BEACH AND BEACH AREA IMPROVEMENTS

A.  Renovation of Navarre Park –

Navarre Park Update – at this time funding has been approved for Phase IA and IB for the Navarre Park Improvement Plan. Phase 1A and IB include the following items; site preparation, fill duck pond, parking expansion, walkways and waterfront improvements, butterfly vivarium, interactive water playground, restroom and playground.  The cost for Phase 1A and 1B is $3.6 million. Funding for Phase IA and IB will be $1.2 Million from District #4 Recreation Funds and remaining $2.4 million from $500K in Tourism Development Council Reserves and borrowing $1.9 million using ½ cent of the 5 cent tourism tax to fund the debt service.  The remaining improvements for the Navarre Park and appropriate funding are still being discussed at this time.

UPDATE – Public works is managing the contractor on the demolition of the old boardwalk and the performance stage at Navarre Park.

The design contract proposal with Genesis was approved December 14 by the BOCC. Our preliminary estimate is the design for the entire Navarre Park renovation will commence in January and will take 9 to 12 months to complete. Construction will follow sometime after design approval.

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. This project was approved but there is no update on a start date.

UPDATE –There is no project timeframe developed at this time. We anticipate advertising for the RFQ for a design consultant this winter.

C.   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 fishing pier wooden planks you walk on are beginning to show significant wear. This project was approved but information is available on a start date.

UPDATE – Construction plans and specifications bid package are being developed for construction early next year.

D.   Multi-Use Path Along Gulf Blvd. Improvements

Just within the last several weeks Commissioner Williamson invited me to meet with him to discuss his plan to approach the improvement of Multi-Use Path along Gulf Blvd. The plan of attack now by the Commissioner is to try to access monies from the Navarre Beach Water Department with the approach that we can us affluent to provide the water for irrigation. Williamson is working through the process with other country officials on this.  Once irrigation is provided landscaping concepts can be developed along with other improvements for the path.

UPDATE – the county is awaiting a study on effluent by consultant CH2M Hill.

E.    Restroom on half down Fishing Pier – projected approved by State of Florida - details forthcoming. No start date is available at this time.

UPDATE – This project is part of the new pier provider contract and updates will be coming after the new provider is in place.

F.     RFP’s for Fishing Pier Concessions – Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises LLC, the owners and management of Ye Ole Brothers Brewery on State Road 87, were chosen amongst the final four bids to begin negotiations with Santa Rosa County for the management of Navarre Fishing Pier Restaurant and Concessions.  Negotiations are expected to be underway very soon. Once successfully completed Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises could commence operation of the fishing pier as early as next month or as late as January 1, 2018.  Improvements call for: 1) Installation and upkeep or a new restroom on pier, 2)Food Cart and a bait and tackle cart to go down pier, 3)Paid “Fishing Coach” to educate visitors on the pier 4)Sand Dollars Gift Shop, 5)Foxtails BBQ and Raw Bar, 6) Expansion of the restaurants beer menu including a special “Pier Beer”, 7)Surf Rentals and lessons, volleyball lessons and 8) Gated family play area (within the first year of operation).

UPDATE – A contract has been finalized with Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises to operate the Navarre Fishing Pier Concession. The new operator is currently renovating the former Loggerheads Restaurant and Bar. At this time the restaurant is closed but the pier operations and gift shop remain open.  It is anticipated that most of the renovation will be completed and the restaurant and bar will be open by January 1, 2018.

G.    SIGNAGE ON NAVARRE BEACH – as many of you know REMAX on Navarre Beach has erected a somewhat offensive new illuminated sign.  A formal complaint has been filed with the proper authorities with Santa Rosa County. We have been told that all allocations in our complaint will be investigated and a ruling by the county will be made by December 31, 2017. Depending on the outcome of this ruling we may have to take additional steps to resolve this issue. Stay tuned for further updates on this matter.

 

II    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.

 

III   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.

 

IV    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.

 

V   MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Highway 98 and West End Entrance Signs

By the time you read this Jerry Smith, Lisa Cichy and I will have completed decorating the Highway 98 Entrance Sign for Christmas. Go take and look and let me know your thoughts. For anyone who showed up to help after I had to send this update to print I apologize for not mentioned your name.

 

Landscaping, Bridges and Roadways

We continue to work with Santa Rosa County personnel to help ensure our island is looking the best it can. If you notice something that needs attention please bring it to my attention.  Thanks

 

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

The Discovery phase continues. But reviewing documents dated 11-14-17 and trading emails with Wanda Pitts Roy Andrews’s assistant the county has answered the defendant’s lawyers question about why the house has been found out of compliance with lease agreements and county property codes. The defendant now has to respond to the county’s proof of their charges. There is no time line on discover phase proceedings.

UPDATE – additional documents were posted to the SRC Court Website relative to this case but we were unable to obtain permission to view them prior to the deadline of this update.  Stay tuned for more updates and know this case continues to move forward.

 

 

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 2018 MEETINGS

January 20 • February 17

March 17 • April 21

June 16 • July 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

 

NBLRA 2018 MEETINGS

January 20 • February 17

March 17 • April 21

June 16 • July 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)