PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

June 17

July 15

August 19

September 16

October 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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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)

 May 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

Memorial Day Flags were not placed this year due to all of the activity surrounding the installation of new signage and the rebidding of the flower beds as a result of the temporary sign installation and then immediate removal of such.

Next up will be July 4 decorations.

 

II   TOP 5 CAPITAL IMPROVEMEMT 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. No hard date is available at this time.

B. 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.  UPDATE – Commissioner Williamson reported to me this week there is no update on the project.

C. 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” UPDATE – Commissioner Williamson reported to me this week there is no update at this time.

 

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

Our new membership drive continues until June 17. So get your new members signed up.

 

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

Navarre Beach Entrance Signs

As you all know new welcoming signs on either end of the island are in the process of being installed at the time of this story. The West Entrance Welcoming Sign and Thank You for Coming West Entrance Sign are both in place and look great. See accompanying photo with this story. The permanent East Entrance Sign on 98 will be installed by June 9.  As a result of the east end permanent sign being damaged in transit a temporary sign was placed on Thursday, May 24 for the Memorial Day Weekend but then quickly removed due our County Commissioner, Rob Williamson, not being happy with the quality of material used to make the temporary sign. Stay tuned for my updates on this matter.

Planting

New flowers have been placed. Hope you enjoy them.

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

In a recent conversation I had with Roy Andrews he indicated that this matter is being reviewed and worked on. He assured me that he had a sincere interest in getting the matter resolved. Attorney Andrews is in the process of reviewing the particular lease on this property to determine where non-compliance might be.

Once this review is completed he will determine appropriate action to take.

Rest assured I am following up with the County on this matter.

Former Rocco’s Restaurant

I just received word from Bob Benaquis, owner and operator of TC’s Front Porch in Navarre, that he will be opening a new restaurant at the site of the former Rocco’s. Bob has done a terrific job with TC’s and I am sure will do equally well with this new venture. Final plans and menu offerings are still being worked out at this time but Bob anticipates getting his new restaurant open within the next several weeks.  Please join me in wishing Bob the best of luck!

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.

I just learned there is a very experienced and successful local restaurant operator who has submitted their bid for this opportunity. See again stay tuned!

 

 

 

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

June 17 • July 15 • August 19

 September 16 • October 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

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

June 17 • July 15 • August 19

 September 16 • October 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)

SUBSCRIBE TO

and receive FREE Membership to NBLRA (spouses or individual)

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

TOUCH TO SUBSCRIBE