PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566



Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker


Michelle Auwaerter


Kathy Boulton



January 19

February 16

March 16

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.)


Legislative Update

FDOT 6 Lane Widening US 98

The public meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from  5:30 PM-7:30 PM  at the Navarre Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Parkway.


The current PD&E( Project Development & Environment ) Study is scheduled to conclude in the summer of 2019.


 The project would then proceed to the design development phase (estimated to begin in 2021), followed by right of way acquisition. After the right of way is acquired, construction would begin. Right-of-way and construction are not currently funded for the US 98 segments.


Navarre Master Plan

Public hearing schedule is as follows:

1. Special Zoning Board meeting on January 23rd @6:00 at SRC BOCC Chambers in Milton.

2. BOCC Rezoning meeting on January 24th @ 6:00 at SRC BOCC Chambers in Milton.

   Both of these meetings should be well attended by NBLRA members.


Fee Simple

   A whole new piece of legislation must be introduced in 2019 sponsored by our elected US Congressman and US Senators.

   The bill starts with support and agreement from Santa Rosa and Escambia County Commissioners on a proposed bill . We will meet with our newly elected Commissioner Piech  in January to start the process.

   With Escambia County voters overwhelmingly approving a non-binding referendum for Pensacola Beach on election day November 6, 2018 our path to Fee Simple legislation is less clear.

    Voters approved the referendum by more than 80 percent, with 95,450 votes in favor of the referendum and 23,570 against it.

  By voting in favor of the referendum, they endorsed a policy adopted by Escambia County Commissioners earlier this year prohibiting any privatization through sale or lease of currently unleased properties on Santa Rosa Island.

    In the past Federal Legislation has required that Escambia County and Santa Rosa County move in tandem toward fee simple.



At the November 5 th BOCC meeting an update was given on the project of piping the effluent from Navarre Beach WWTP to either Eglin AFB or to the South Santa Rosa Utilities reclaim system.  Eglin is now ready to offer an agreement on this project.

    Cost to run pipe and upgrade plant will be in the $12 to $14 million.

    Cost can be less if Holley Navarre Water also participates in project.

    Possible funding would be Navarre Beach Utility Enterprise Account Reserves, Fund 401 (Navarre Beach Utility) or Pot 3 Restore Funds(BP).



Gary E Buroker

Vice President, NBLRA

8499 Gulf Blvd

Apt 606

Navarre,Florida 32566


Phone 937-205-2990




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