PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

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March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

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MINUTES FOR NAVARRE BEACH LEASEHOLDERS AND RESIDENTS

January 2017 Meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting of Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association was called to order at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, by President Gary Buroker. Quorum was established as 45 members and four board members were present. Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance to American flag.

Treasurer’s report was presented by Kathy Boulton. Full report can be reviewed elsewhere in this newsletter.

Treasurer’s report and minutes from the last meeting were both approved as presented.

 

Dave Norton of the Navarre Beach Fire Department Corporation spoke to the membership along with John Lewis. The Fire Department Corporation is a 501(c)(3) comprised of island residents who meet monthly to oversee the financial and capital expenditures of the island fire department. Island owners and residents own the island fire department. Our tax bill collects the funds for the fire department and then transfer those funds to the fire fund. The Fire Department Board sets a plan to disperse those funds for equipment and programs. Salaries are not included in the amount the county remits to the local fire department board. At present, Santa Rosa County did acknowledge that they have $165,000 that should be distributed to the island fire department. That disbursement was approved but funds had not been received as of Jan. 21. No stats were available for fire department calls during the preceding month.

 

Peter Birckhead, chairman for the Beach Beautification Liaison Committee, spoke to attendees. The next decorations planned for the entry to the island will be for Memorial Day. The construction for the right turn lane at corner of 399 causeway and Gulf Boulevard should begin by January 28, The adopt a spot program is going well and has several new volunteers. Sixteen (16) benches have been replaced. BBLC has a list of people who want to purchase additional benches but County has put a stop of selling benches until the irrigation along Gulf Boulevard is completed. The irrigation plan is still being discussed by county personnel. The county has installed electric lighting now at west end of the island. Donor plaques for the arch along 399 causeway are still available for purchase. Those interested should contact Peter Birckhead. Mr. Birckhead’s full report can be found included in this newsletter.

The newly formed welcoming committee has been hard at work. Justine Ward and Michelle Auwaerter are heading that committee. They hope to enhance the awareness of NBLRA and make people knowledgeable about what we do here on the island. They are working closely with Sandi Kemp of Navarre Press. The welcoming committee will be sending a packet of information to all new purchasers here on the island. They are prepared to work with the new hotel and with local realtors to distribute info packets. They have designed flyers and posters for distribution. There was suggestion to contact Condominium Association Boards and have them include information about NBLRA appear on each condo association website.

All those present gave a round of applause and extended our appreciation and thanks to Sandi Kemp and Navarre Press for all the assistance they have been giving to NBLRA and to the welcoming committee. Navarre Press has agreed to pick up the costs of the materials distributed by the welcoming committee.

 

President Buroker and Kathy Boulton attended recent BARC meeting regarding cleaning up the water in the sound. The next meeting will be held March 22. There is one meeting at 10 am and another at 11 am.

We learned that Santa Rosa County received $100,000 to fund the planning for the five main projects to clean up the sound.

 

There was lengthy discussion regarding fee simple title legislation that is being held up in the Senate by US Senator Nelson who has stated that he will not support the fee simple legislation unless it includes a clause saying there will be no pass. He is supporting Dan Brown, manager of the National Seashore who says any pass will cause severe beach erosion and that is the basis for his position. Our County Commissioners support fee simple ownership and title but they are not willing to give up any future pass connecting the sound and the Gulf.

A vote was taken after extended discussion to determine what position the membership supported. Forty members voted to pursue fee simple ownership and were willing to accept a no pass clause in order to get fee simple. Six members declined to vote stating they did not have adequate information to make their decision.

President Buroker will try to get Dan Brown to attend an upcoming meeting to explain his stance more fully.

Membership once again asked President Buroker to push BOCC to put our lease fee money into a dedicated account for future beach renourishment. This was previously voted upon and presented to BOCC .

President Buroker asked all members to follow local news since there could still be a development on the 7 acre plot in Marine Park.

 

The February meeting of NBLRA will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Meeting was adjourned at 11:15 by President.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis Kinzle, Secretary

 

 

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March 18 • April 15 • May 20

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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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