PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

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MINUTES FOR NAVARRE BEACH LEASEHOLDERS AND RESIDENTS

March 2017 Meeting

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of leaseholders and residents association met Saturday, March 18 at Juana’s Pagodas.  Called to order at 10 a.m. by President, Gary Buroker.  Immediately followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.   There were 51 people present.

 

Minutes of the last meeting were included in agenda packet.   The minutes were approved as written with no corrections or additions.  Kathy Boulton, Treasurer, presented her report showing checking account balance of $10,433.47 and money market balance of $11,642.53.  Of the checking account balance, $1,816.58 is donations for Beach Beautification Liaison Committee and is earmarked solely for BBLC use.  Recent expenditures include $475 for tax service fee/preparation and $208 to pay federal taxes due.  There are 302 paid members.

Treasurer’s report accepted and approved as presented.

Fire Chief Howard gave the monthly fire responses report. There were 31 responses in all. 18 were in district and 13 were mutual aid responses to assist other stations. Chief Howard and Robert Coley talked about recent articles regarding consolidation of the three fire companies. There will be a meeting March 31, 9 a.m., at Holley- Navarre fire station to discuss the merger. Mr. Coley said that each of the departments is funded differently.

Our island fire department is the only one that does water rescue. We are also the only department that is debt free. Chief Howard said that the most obvious advantages are that the beach firemen would become eligible for state retirement. Also that we will gain additional firemen with advanced life support certification. Negative impacts are that we are debt free. Other companies have considerable debt and we may be called upon to help the others repay their obligations.  Since the island fire department is a private company, we may lose some control over the island fire district.

Peter Birckhead, chair of the BBLC, made clear that the March 31 meeting is to determine if they will hire a consultant to study the advantages and disadvantages of consolidation. Santa Rosa county residents will vote on the issue. Peter explained the packet everyone received when they entered. There are forms inside to give to others to encourage them to join NBLRA. This drive for new members will go on for 3 months. Current members will have the opportunity to win one of three gift cards. The right turn lane at intersection of causeway and Gulf Blvd is completed. County could not make it a “no stop” lane because the merge lane on Gulf Blvd is not Iong enough. Peter also advised that the abandoned house at the west end of Gulf Blvd is in full compliance with all ordinances and so no further action will be taken.  The new marketing flag was on display.  It was a green flag with white lettering that said, Florida’s Most Relaxing Place.  That same design will be on the sign at the entrance to Navarre Beach.

 

President Buroker introduced Dan Brown, Superintendent of National Seashore Park, our guest speaker. Mr. Brown gave a brief biography and then introduced Kelly lrick, an ecologist with the National Park Service. The complete presentation can be viewed using the link given elsewhere in the newsletter. Mr. Brown gave the background for the National Park Service position on building a new pass from sound through the barrier island and into the Gulf of Mexico. The past experience shows that the islands migrate west as result of winds, water currents, and waves. Building a new Navarre Pass will impair the scenery and have a negative impact on future generations. This is in opposition to National Park Service purpose. He explained that when the Bill for Fee Simple ownership goes before Congress the NPS will be called to testify. The NPS position is that no pass should be built.  Any Superintendent of NPS will have to oppose a new pass.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 11:24. Mr. Brown and Ms. lrick stayed to talk with our members

and answer their questions.

 

Phyllis Kinzle

Secretary

 

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

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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