PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566



Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker


Michelle Auwaerter


Kathy Boulton



November 17

All Meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:00 am unless specified otherwise at Juana’s Pagoda

(New Navarre Press subscribers and new NBLRA members only.)


Presidents message October 2018

Thanks to all of you who attended our October monthly meeting. We had a great turn out for our Coffee Hour and Meet and Greet with Commissioner Elect Dave Piech.  Several members mentioned to me after the meeting that they really enjoyed having a chance to meet Dave and getting to know him through his remarks as our guest speaker. With almost 80 members and guests present it was one of the highest turn outs we have seen in the last year or so. Thanks again to Courtland Gray, our Program Committee Chairman, for making the arrangements with Dave for him to attend our meeting. We believe that many of our members came to meet and hear Dave Piece and to learn more about the proposed development of a marina and associated infrastructure in Marine Park.  For those of you that were not present for our meeting please pay particular attention to this month’s minutes were we clearly state the position that NBLRA has taken on this issue. Furthermore we are asking everyone to send the following email message to the Santa Rose County Board of County Commissioners:

“Please do not expand the lease for the piece of 5.7 acre commercial property in Marine Park to any use other than for a Marina. Also please find a way to change this property to be conservation/recreation zoning like the rest of Marine Park”


The proposed commercial lease change request by the developers to allow a hotel, RV Park and additional food and beverage facilities in Marine Park on Navarre Beach will get voted on at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on October 25 at 6 PM at their Milton offices. This is the same meeting where the BOCC will be presented the District 4 Master Plan final recommendations.  At the time of this writing the officers of NBLRA are working hard to assemble as many members as possible at this meeting to voice our discontent for this proposed change in Marine Park and to learn more about the District 4 Master Plan. Stayed tuned……..

Be sure to read the minutes of our October meeting to get updates on all the issues and projects we are working on or are faced with on Navarre Beach. As always if you have any questions of comments please let me know.

And as noted in our minutes PJ Julian and the Nominating Committee have received dominations for the 4 officer positions of the NBLRA board and voting will take place at our November meeting.

Also at our November meeting, Robin Otto, Chairman of our Neighborhood Watch Program, has arranged for us to hear from Larey Dunn, with Ring.com, a home security company. With the rise in crime we are beginning to experience on Navarre Beach I am sure Larey will provide some useful information for all of us.

Our next meeting is Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10 am at Juana’s. It is our last meeting of year as we do not meet in December. So if you have not made many of our meetings this year please try to make this one. I hope to see everyone there.




Peter Birckhead


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