PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

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May 20

June 17

July 15

August 19

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

february 2017 Meeting

Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association

The regular meeting was held at Juana’s Pagoda’s and opened with a call to order by President, Gary Buroker, promptly at 10 a.m. All those present stood and repeated the Pledge of Allegiance. A quorum was established by show of hands for members present.

Gary Buroker read an amendment to the minutes submitted by Robert Coley. The amendment states:

All expenses, including salaries are paid from the MSBU which is collected by the County from leaseholders and paid to the island fire Department in 6 equal payments. The county keeps 5% to offset early payment discounts and administrative expenses.

The amended minutes were approved as presented .

Kathy Boulton, treasurer, presented her report showing a checking account balance of $10,220.40 which includes $1,646.58 in donations specifically for the Beach Beautification Liaison Committee. The money market account balance is $11,642.53. The interest on that account is 0.03% and there was a suggestion from the floor to seek out a financial institution paying a higher rate. Current paid membership is 293. Treasurer’s report was approved without corrections.

Fire Chief, Michael Howard, provided his report to President Buroker showing 30 responses for the month of January. In this district there were 11 calls for medical assistance, 5 public assist calls, 1 elevator rescue, and 1 automatic fire alarm. Mutual aid calls to areas outside the district were for 10 structure fires and 2 automatic fire alarms. Chief Howard shared that the American Red Cross has donated smoke detectors to the department to be installed in residences where they may be needed. If you know of someone in need please have them contact the fire station so they can get the detectors installed free of charge. The recipients will be required to complete Red Cross paperwork.

Beach Beautification Liaison Committee chairman, Peter Birckhead, gave a report on their recent activities.

The dedicated right turn lane from the causeway onto Gulf Blvd. is underway. It was delayed so that ATT could move an underground cable.

The traffic delays that affected people leaving after the Mardi Gras parade occurred because the county did not adjust the traffic light at the intersection of Hwy. 98 and causeway. The light is reset in spring and summer to handle the increase in traffic. It can also be reset for large tourism events.

On February 28 there is a tourism council meeting and the agenda will include changes to the Navarre Beach sign at intersection of Hwy. 98 and causeway. The tourism council hired an agency to make suggestions for updating Navarre signage. There will likely be a completely different sign erected in upcoming months.

Julie Morgan, Tourism Director for Santa Rosa County, will be the speaker at NBLRA April 15 meeting.

Dan Brown, the National Seashore Director will be the speaker at the NBLRA March 18 meeting.

The owner of the abandoned brick house on Gulf Blvd. that has become an unattractive nuisance has been served at his residence by Santa Rosa County in an effort to improve or remove the abandoned structure.

Michelle Auwaerter, co-chair of the welcoming committee addressed the group. Her committee has placed posters both on the island and on the mainland. Mainland realtors have been receptive and agreed to distribute the welcome packets to new owners. Sandi Kemp has been updating the website to aid the committee. The local water company has also agreed to give welcome packets to new customers just moving to the island. You may contact jward1153@ gmail.com for additional information regarding the welcome packets.

President Buroker spoke to members and guests about recent meetings with county and state officials. Gary and Peter Birckhead went to the BOCC planning meeting on February 7 and talked with some commissioners. The commissioners will not support any “no pass” provision. In a discussion with Chuck Pulman, chairman of the pass committee, Pulman said there is still interest in Santa Rosa County for a pass though they acknowledge that there are numerous hurdles to overcome. Gary also called and spoke with Senator Nelson’s aids. They report that Sen. Nelson has never said or

requested a “no pass” provision be included or attached to fee simple bill for Navarre Beach Leaseholders.

While at the BOCC planning meeting on February 7, our association representatives asked the commissioners to include us in the lobbying process to get the fee simple legislation passed. They also requested once again that the lease fees paid by residential leaseholders of the island be set aside into a restricted fund for the next beach restoration starting with the 2017/18 budget cycle.

On Thursday, February 23, Congressman Gaetz made a presentation at the BOCC meeting and introduced his proposed legislation for fee simple title. A copy of his proposed bill was included in the agenda packet provided to all attendees. Gary and Peter spoke with a Gaetz aid and will now be able to correspond with their office in the future. Gaetz said he will not support a fee simple bill if they add the “no pass” provision. President Buroker suggested we consider having Congressman Gaetz as a speaker in the future.

Question from the floor asked if the commissioners have told us what the cost would be to change from the current lease fees method over to fee simple. There is no information currently on this.

Second question from floor regarding moving trash containers currently in place during a residence construction. Peter said this has been addressed and they will be moved so that they will not be a safety issue to motorists.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:47 a.m. by President Buroker. Respectfully Submitted, Phyllis Kinzle, Secretary

 

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March 18 • April 15 • May 20

June 17 • July 15 • August 19

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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