PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

August 19

September 16

October 21

November 18

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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MINUTES FOR NAVARRE BEACH LEASEHOLDERS AND RESIDENTS

jULY 2017 Meeting

The July meeting of leaseholders and residents association met Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Juana’s.  The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by President, Gary Buroker.  The quorum was called and then it was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  There were 56 present at the meeting.

 

Approve Minutes - The June minutes were approved as written with no corrections or additions.

 

Treasurer’s Report – Kathy Boulton, Treasurer presented her report showing checking account balance of $16,369.97 of which $4,210.81 is BBLC Donations.  The money market balance is $11,643.13.  NBLRA contributed $500.00 to sponsor Tunes on the Dunes.

 

Fire Department Report – Dan Fuhrman gave the monthly fire report as shown below.

43-Responses for the month

35-In District Responses

10-Water Rescue

6-Automatic Fire Alarms

14-Medicals

1-Dumpster Fire

1-Structure Fire

2-Elevator Rescues

8 Auto/Mutual Aid Responses

2-Automatic Fire Alarms

4-Structure Fires

1-Water Rescue

1-Medical

 

There are 22 houses currently under construction on Navarre Beach.  There was a request on how leaseholders could obtain current status on Fire Trucks and equipment requirements.  Fire Department is researching whether to repair current fire trucks or buy new ones.  Decision on fire truck purchases or repairs is made by the Board.  There was discussion on how to keep leaseholders informed on fire trucks and equipment status and it was decided to add this information to the Navarre Beach newsletter.

The leaseholders were also updated on the consolidation of the fire departments.  A study will be performed and it is currently in the process of determining who will perform the study.  The decision of whether Navarre Beach fire department will be consolidated will be made by a ballot vote.

 

BBLC Report - (Beach Beautification Liaison Committee) - Peter Birckhead provided an update on the following:

• Abandoned House located at 7315 Gulf Blvd - The house is considered structurally sound.  However, the County is going over lease language and a hearing before a Judge is scheduled on July 23rd to review the lease language.  Peter will inform everyone on whether the Hearing is open or closed.

• Rocco’s – No update.

• Gulf Blvd Improvements – Improvements to Gulf Blvd have the attention of the County Commissioners.  County Commissioners are researching ways to fund the projects so they can move forward on them.

 

Julie Morgan, Tourist Development Director, Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office

Reference attached presentation for the primary points she discussed.  Four items were discussed in more detail as follows:

• Funding – Her department is funded through tourist tax.  Florida law dictates that money can only be spent on marketing tourism to the area.  Her department currently has three employees and has been approved to hire two more employees.  Out of the 5 cent tourism tax, 1 cent is reserved for Beach Re-nourishment.

• Landscaping – She is aware of the landscaping issue at the front entrance and is working with the landscaping company to get an acceptable look.  She has withheld payment on invoices from the landscaping company until an acceptable look is accomplished.

• Fireworks – She heard through social media that residents were not happy with the fireworks show.  Part of the issue is no one at Navarre has taken responsibility for the fireworks show so she allocated $15k so Navarre would have fireworks.  Other cities such as Gulf Breeze, Escambia County pay for their fireworks which they spend approximately 50k.  The Navarre fireworks show lasted only 11 minutes which was shorter than planned.  The problem was that 16 percent of the shells misfired.  The firework company did refund back the money for the misfired shells.

• New Sign – Her department paid 30k to produce 9 signs that were made of composite material.  The new slogan “Florida’s Most Relaxing Place” was determined through a 6 month process where a focus group made up of select individuals who had visited or knew this area went through different slogans and Ms. Morgan was present to evaluate their responses.  The slogan is a marketing tool to attract tourist to the area.  Paradise Advertising helps with promoting the area through designing and executing digital ads, placing TV ads.  Ms. Morgan clarified that the 700k paid to Paradise Advertising was not just for signs but includes all advertising and promotions for Navarre.  The old sign’s slogan “Florida’s Best Kept Secret” was actually the Chamber of Commerce’s slogan.  There was a suggestion to hang on to the old sign and hang them somewhere on Navarre Beach.  Ms. Morgan thought of creating a historical pictorial of Navarre Beach and could include the old signs.  She stated she needs the new sign to stay in order for it to match their marketing tourist ads.  She stated the County Commissioners will reach out to key stakeholders to get their feedback on the issue due the public’s negative response.

This concluded her presentation.  She provided notepads and pens for the leaseholders.

 

Review Association’s Priorities – President, Gary Buroker briefly discussed the Association’s priorities as listed below.

• Fee Simple S 1073- A subcommittee hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has been scheduled the 19th of July at 9 a.m., Central standard time. We should be able to get a sense then of when the bill might move, but does not think the full committee is planning to hold a markup session before the August recess.

Link to the formal notice of the hearing: https://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?ID=9C398823-7906-4914-B76F-565FA5584600

Link to live webcast of the hearing: https://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/live-webcast

National Parks will testify which historically has not supported residents owning land but position may have changed.

• Clean Up Sound

• Expand Landscaping on Gulf Blvd.

• Improve Traffic Congestion – No suggestions.  Long-term will be the replacement of the bridge in 25 years and determining best location for it at that time.

General Discussion - President, Gary Buroker, took an informal poll on whether to keep the new sign or replace with old sign to get an idea of the group’s position.  The informal vote was to keep the new sign but would like for the old sign to be hung somewhere.

This concluded the meeting which was adjourned at 11:17 a.m.

 

Respectively Submitted by,

Michelle Auwaerter

 

 

 

 

 

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

August 19 • September 16

 October 21 • November 18

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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