PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Peter Birckhead

Secretary

Phyllis Kinzie

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

October 28

(at the Pearl)

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

September 16, 2017 Meeting

The September meeting of leaseholders and residents association met Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Juana’s.  The meeting was called to order at 10:01 a.m. by President, Gary Buroker.  The quorum was called and then it was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  There were 54 present at the meeting.

 

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

 

Treasurer’s Report – Kathy Boulton, Treasurer presented her report showing checking account balance of $16,430.05 of which $4,210.81 is BBLC Donations.  The money market balance is $11,672.80.  Reference Treasure report, dated September 12, 2017 for further details.

 

Roger Blaylock Santa Rosa County Engineer Clean Up Sound – Mr. Blaylock provided an overview of the engineering department’s responsibilities of which one of them is to manage capital projects.  CH2MHill has been contracted to provide alternatives for cleaning up the sound. Current standards for effluent water are more stringent than drinking water.  Water treatment plant standards were raised making it harder to meet the standards.  As a result, it usually means that costs will go up.  Major upgrades to water treatment have been approved for Navarre Beach.  The cost approved is approximately $2 million for the upgrades.  Navarre Beach water is pumped from Fairpoint.  The beach has a water capacity of 1 million gallons/day.  The County is looking at building another water treatment plant.  A water treatment plant could not be built on the beach because there is not enough land and the land does not have the required depth.  The County has leased 200 acres of land from Eglin AFB.  Negotiations on the lease are ongoing.  Mr. Blaylock explained some types of water treatment systems as follows:

 

1. Public Access Reuse - Reclaimed water is water from municipal wastewater treatment plants that has been treated to levels that allow safe use for designated purposes.

 

2.  Rapid Infiltration Basins (RIBs) are permeable earthen basins, designed and operated to treat and disperse municipal wastewater. RIBs are typically operated in conjunction with either a primary wastewater pond, or a primary and secondary wastewater pond system.

 

He concluded is presentation with question/answer session.  Questions that were posed as follows:

 

• How close is the treatment plant to its capacity?  The capacity is 1 million gallons/day and it averages 600k/day.

• What is the biggest pollutant to the Sound?  Storm Run Off.

• Has there been any accidental spills?  Opal is the only time there has been a spill but it did not impact any residents because everyone was without water until the plant was back up and running.

• Why can’t the effluent water be used to irrigate the 3 mile bike path?  Money is the reason.

• Will having a Pass clean up the Sound?  It will help clean up the Sound but then would pollute the Gulf.

 

Fire Department Report – Chief Howard gave the monthly fire report as shown below.

57 Responses for month of August

34 In District Responses

6-Automatic Fire Alarm

1-Elevator rescue

1-Down power line

16-Medicals

6-Water Rescues. Ski launched 1 time

2-Motor Vehicle Accident

1-Smoke Investigation

1-Fuel Spill

13 Auto/Mutual Aid Responses

5-Structure Fires

6-Automatic Fire Alarms

2-Smoke Investigations

 

YTD 2017 Responses-355

YTD 2016 Respomses-303

 

August 2017-57 Responses

August 2016-45 Responses

 

BBLC Report - (Beach Beautification Liaison Committee)

 

$6 Million Navarre Project Update -

Peter briefed the members that Santa Rosa County is considering a 6 million proposal to upgrade Navarre Park on U.S. 98. Genesis Group presented the plan to commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The four-part project includes upgrades to the Panhandle Butterfly House and storm water and parking improvements, as well as changes to make a children’s playground compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.  Phase one of the project is divided into two parts (Phase 1A and 1B). Funds for the Panhandle Butterfly House are budgeted in Phase 1B.  The proposed plan will remove the basketball court and duck pond currently part of Navarre Park.  At the September 14th meeting several attendees were supportive of the new plan because of the expansion to the Butterfly house.

 

There is a Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for October 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. where the Board is expected to vote on the proposal.  Peter and Gary requested NBLRA members’ feedback on whether they were in favor of the proposal.  Several members spoke up to state they thought the money could be spent on other things that had more priority such as Highway 98 and did not like the fact the basketball court and duck pond were being removed.  NBLRA members were encouraged to attend the October 9th meeting to provide their feedback directly to the commissioners because currently two commissioners are in favor of the proposal (Cole and Williamson).  Also, the county has narrowed the list of potential pier leaseholders to four companies.  These four companies will be making a presentation to the commissioners on October 9th at 1:00 p.m. and NBLRA members can attend this meeting if they are interested.

 

Navarre Master Plan Update – There are plans to expand Highway 98 to 6 lanes.  Atkins North America and Matrix Design Group competed for the job.  Matrix was selected.  Improvements will start with small, low-risk high return investments such as street lights and crosswalks.  Also included will be making streets more walkable, businesses more accessible and neighborhoods more appealing. The project will address fixing the drainage/storm runoff issue off highway 98. An 8 month study will be performed and there will be opportunities for community input.  President’s concern is to preserve the current zoning because it has served the community well over the years.

 

Realtor Signs – Peter and Jerry Smith have been monitoring the realtor (For Sale or Rent) signs to insure they are in compliance with County code.  The primary

violation is the size of the sign.  The realtors have been very cooperative and have changed the signs to meet County code.

 

Nominating Committee – The NBLRA 2018 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2018 NBLRA Board. The deadline for submissions is October 21, 2017.  They are seeking volunteers who are willing to devote their time and energy to serve as an officer. The offices and nominees to date are listed below:

 

President – Peter Birckhead

Vice President -- None

Secretary – Michelle Auwaerter

Treasurer –Kathy Boulton

 

To submit nominations, send names and the office that the candidate is interested in volunteering for, to one of the email addresses listed below:

 

islander60@aol.com (Tim Eckard)

cpgray3@gmail.com (Courtland Gray)

pj.julian@gmail.com (PJ Julian)

 

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

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November 18

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NBLRA 2017 MEETINGS

October 28 (at the Pearl)

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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and receive FREE Membership to NBLRA (spouses or individual)

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