PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566



Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker


Michelle Auwaerter


Kathy Boulton



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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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NBLRA Minutes

November 17, 2018 Meeting

The November meeting of leaseholders and residents association met Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Juana’s.  The meeting was called to order at 10:01 a.m. by President, Peter Birckhead.  The quorum was called and then it was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  There were 33 present at the meeting.


Approve Minutes – The October minutes were



Treasurer’s Report – Kathy Boulton, Treasurer presented her report as of November 12, 2018.  The current checking account balance is $21,663.23 of which $7,201.34 is BBLC Donations.  The money market balance is $11,790.11.  There were 293 paid members. The treasure report was approved.  Reference Treasure report, dated November 12, 2018 for further details.


Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Report – The October fire report was presented.  There were 50 calls in October which was 31 calls over the October 2017 number.  The main items in October are as follows:

• Purchased new TV for day room with 3 year warranty

• Created account with McPhearson Oil and signed contract for “loaning” of 500 gallon fuel tank to be placed at Station ($3000 budgeted to purchase)

• Ordered Bunker Gear for newly hired firefighter

• Paid Texas Construction Services final payment for station repairs

•  Prepared for Hurricane Michael, purchased air mattresses, water, etc.

•  Met with Navarre High School assistant principal to secure shelter in the event evacuation needed

•  Deployed strike team to Bay County, Captain Sean Hughes, Firefighters Grant Winterberry and Jason Mohamed

•  Annual Fire sprinkler testing completed by Advanced Fire Protection

•  Secured sale of current ladder truck to Breckenridge Texas pending completion of new ladder truck.

•  12 new airpacks ordered with masks and spare bottles for $86,000 funded soley by L.O.S.T. funds

•  Firefighter Challenge for Breast Cancer, $4,000 raised.

•  Scheduled meeting with County for construction of training/exercise room.  Scheduled November 14th

•  Completed pay scale for Collective Bargaining members


Mr. Lewis provided some updates on the following items:


Pace Fire Department Model – Researching Pace Fire Department structure as a possible model for Navarre Beach Fire Rescue.  Researching the advantages of becoming a Special District which would provide State retirement benefits for the personnel.  The Consolidation Study reflected that it would not be beneficial to Navarre Beach Leaseholders since the cost would go up for Leaseholders.  The goal is to remain at the $500 MSBU amount.  May change from MSBU to Ad Valorem but the amount should remain $500.

n Life Guards – Approved by County.  The management of the Life Guards is a separate budget from the MSBU.  The County will be paying for the Life Guards from a different budget (not MSBU).


Program Committee: – Courtland Gray stated the Guest speaker for Rain.com had to be rescheduled.  He reviewed the past speakers for 2018 and requested Leaseholders to contact him if anyone had any ideas for future speakers.


Legislative Update -

FDOT 6 Lane Widening US 98

The public meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from  5:30 PM-7:30 PM  at the Navarre Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Parkway.

The current PD&E( Project Development &Environment ) Study is scheduled to conclude in the summer of 2019.


In advance of the public hearing, we will receive a notice of its exact date, time, and place. The project would then proceed to the design development phase (estimated to begin in 2021), followed by right of way acquisition. After the right of way is acquired, construction would begin. Right-of-way and construction are not currently funded for the US 98 segments.


Navarre Master Plan

Staff will be discussing the District 4 Master Plan schedule with the Consultant over the next few days.  The Master Plan will likely not be on December 10th Zoning Committee Agenda.


Fee Simple

A whole new piece of legislation must be introduced in 2019 sponsored by our elected US Congressman and US Senators.

The bill starts with support and agreement from Santa Rosa and Escambia County Commissioners on a proposed bill. Peter and Gary will meet with our newly elected Commissioner Piech in January to start the process.

With Escambia County voters overwhelming approving a non-binding referendum for Pensacola Beach on election day November 6, 2018 our path to Fee Simple legislation is less clear.

By Escambia County voting in favor of the referendum, they endorsed a policy adopted by Escambia County Commissioners earlier this year prohibiting any privatization through sale or lease of currently unleased properties on Santa Rosa Island.

In the past Federal Legislation has required that Escambia County and Santa Rosa County move in tandem toward fee simple.  This will be a challenge to getting a Fee Simple bill passed.  We will need to find out whether Santa Rosa County can have a Fee Simple bill without Escambia.



At the November 5th BOCC meeting an update was given on the project of piping the effluent from Navarre Beach WWTP to either Elgin AFB or to the South Santa Rosa Utilities reclaim system.  Eglin is now ready to offer an agreement on this project.

•  Cost to run pipe and upgrade plant will be in the $ 12 to $ 14 million.

•  Cost can be less if Holley Navarre Water also participates in project, however this option would eliminate the Navarre Beach Water Department.

•  Possible funding would be Navarre Beach Utility Enterprise Account Reserves, Fund 401 (Navarre Beach Utility) or Pot 3 Restore Funds(BP).


Beach Beautification Liaison Committee Update –

•  Gulf Side and Sound Side NRDA Improvements to Navarre Beach Marine Park – Gulf side contractor has mobilized and construction is underway.

•  Fishing Pier Decking Material  - A scoping fee proposal is in negation with a consultant for pier deck board replacements to be approved by the Board.

•  Renovation of Navarre Park – Genesis is working towards 90% completion by the end of the year.

•  Restroom on Fishing Pier – The vendor has until December 31, 2018 to complete required improvement.

•  Multi-Use Path Along Gulf Blvd (Irrigation and Landscaping) – Peter will be making a presentation to the BOCC in January.  He will be coordinating the date with newly elected Dave Piech who will be sworn in Tuesday, November 20th.

•  Turner Houses – No Update.


Nominating Committee for 2019 Board of Directors (BOD) – All current officers did not have any opponents running against them so a motion was made to accept the current officers as the 2019 officers.  Motion was seconded and the motion passed.


Neighborhood Watch Update – Courtland Gray provided the following highlights:

•  Nextdoor App – people who have joined increased to 245.

•  Monthly Crime Report:

•  10/19/18  Vehicle Theft   8300 Gulf Blvd

•  11/4/18 Breaking & Entering  8500 Gulf Blvd

•  Incident Reports - Working to improve availability of incident report.


Meet Your Neighbor Program – Peter introduced Kimberly Jones.  Kimberly stated her first article on the Executive Chef at the Beach House had been published.  Her goal is to help the leaseholders to know their neighbors.  Contact Kimberly or Peter if you would like to be interviewed or have a referral.

Community Relations Update – Seeking a volunteer to report community events of interest to the Leaseholders.


General Discussion

•  Next Meeting is January 19th at Juana’s.  No December meeting.

•  Jerry Smith submitted a motion for the Leaseholders not to sponsor Tunes by the Dunes in 2019.  This motion was tabled to postpone this discussion and vote until the January meeting when more Leaseholders would be present.  The motion to postpone was seconded and passed.  The Tunes by the Dunes Sponsorship will be an Agenda item for the 2019 Meeting.

•  Peter proposed to have a New Year’s party following the January 19th meeting.  There will be two drink tickets for each Leaseholder along with appetizers.  There was a motion to have the New Year’s party which was seconded and then voted on by Leaseholders.  Motion was passed.

• Peter then proposed the New Year’s party be prepaid to assist in minimizing our 2018 tax bill.  He proposed $1500 as a budget for the party.  There was a motion to prepay the New Year’s party this year (2018) for a budget of $1500. The motion was seconded and then voted on by Leaseholders.  Motion was passed.

This concluded the meeting which adjourned at 10:37 a.m.


Respectively Submitted by,

Michelle Auwaerter




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