PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker

Secretary

Michelle Auwaerter

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2018 MEETINGS

June 23

July 21

August 18

September15

October 20

November 20

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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Presidents message JULY 2018

Thanks to all of you that attended our June monthly meeting. Once again for the second month in a row I was not in town to preside over the meeting and once again I understand that you all had a good meeting and as in the past Gary Buroker did a great job of running the show.  Thanks Gary for filling in for me, again!  I understand attendance was low however this appears to be the norm this time of year when many members are busy with family and friends visiting Navarre Beach or actually traveling themselves for a later spring/early summer vacation.

I heard from a number of members that they really enjoyed Kenny Wilder’s presentation. For those of you who did not make the meeting Kenny is well known in Navarre. Kenny is an active participant in social, ecological and business issues in the Navarre area. While many Navarre residents know him only from his world class photography and his over-subscribed Navarre photo calendar, you should know that he is also a Master Naturalist and the founder of a telecommunication company with major corporate clients around the world. He has in depth knowledge about our beaches, our reefs, and our wet-lands.  He is also the driving force behind the Navarre Beach web cam, a renowned webcam that is a major attraction to potential visitors around the world.  Here is the link to Kenny’s webcam https://www.navarrebeachlife.com/. Check it out, very cool! And Kenny is offering a 25% discount on photos with the password Glory for his online photos. Thanks to Courtland Gray, Chairman of our Program Committee, for inviting Kenny to our meeting.

Through the continued efforts of Courtland Gray we will be hearing from Moira Conley and Caroline Stahala with the Florida Audubon Society at our July meeting. I am sure this will be very interesting and educational so please plan to attend.

 

One of the most important pieces of information and take a-ways from this month’s meeting is that during the meeting Gary Buroker, VP NBLRA and John Lewis, Chairman of the Navarre Beach Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors, explained to the group that the recent MSBU Fire Department Study indicated that the MSBU Fire Department Annual Rate for Navarre Beach leaseholders should be raised to $598 per year beginning in 2019. After review of the study and discussion amongst the BOCC it was determined that $500 was more appropriate. The $500 rate per leaseholder for 2019 will be announced and published next month with a final approval by the BOCC in August. When all is said and done the actual rate may be less than $500. Stayed Tune we will keep you up to date on this.

Also included in this month’s newsletter are the minutes of the second meeting of the newly formed Navarre Beach Neighborhood Watch Program.  Committee Chair Ed DeCoste along with his committee members met with representatives of the Santa Rosa County Sherriff’s office to continue to get this program implemented. Of special interest in the launching of the Nextdoor app which will be used to connect Navarre Beach residents with what is going on in our neighborhood so that everyone can participate and help make Navarre Beach Be the Best It Can Be. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ROBIN OTTO’S, VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM COMMITTEE, column in this issue on how you can get hooked up with the Nextdoor.app and become an active member. If you have any feedback or suggestions please let me, Robin Otto or Ed DeCoste know.

The best news concerning the Neighborhood Watch Program is that Harrell and Irma Schaeffer, Navarre Beach leaseholders, have agreed to fund the cost (approximately $2,700) for one of the two “YOUR SPEED IS” signs that the committee wants to place in either direction on White Sands Blvd. The Your Speed Signs will be used to deter speeding on White Sands and will also collect data showing when speeding is occurring the most so that the Sherriff’s office can place patrols during those times. Lt Jason Erlemann, the LT responsible for our district, has agreed to use this data to do so whenever possible.

Also in this month’s newsletter is an update from the Beach Beautification Committee. Please sure to check it out and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you

PS. Don’t forget to get your membership renewals in the mail or on line.

 

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NBLRA 2018 MEETINGS

June 23 • July 21 • August 18

September15 • October 20

November 20

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

 

NBLRA 2018 MEETINGS

May 19

June 15 • July 21• August 18

September15 • October 20

November 20

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