PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker

Secretary

Michelle Auwaerter

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2019 MEETINGS

August 17

 September 21

October 19
November 16

December 21

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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Legislative Update

Legislative Update July

 

 An agreement has been reached which is a big step attaining one of NBLRA’s top priorities.

 

Eglin Air Force Base and Santa Rosa County leaders finally hammered out a lease agreement for the Navarre Beach, Holley-Navarre and South Santa Rosa Utilities to pipe their treated wastewater to 200 acres located on base property, instead of into the Santa Rosa Sound.

The two parties began talks in 2001.

 

Several more steps exist once the Eglin lease is signed, such as finding money to build the rapid infiltration basin systems, or RIBS, a simple and economical wastewater treatment process used for more than 100 years.

Besides that, contractors must build a more than nine-mile pipeline from Navarre Beach to the Eglin wastewater treatment site.

   County officials plan to do a utility rate study to possibly raise revenues from Navarre Beach ratepayers. In addition, the pipeline requires obtaining more environmental permits to cross the Sound.

    DEP recently renewed the Navarre Beach utility’s five-year permit to discharge effluent into the Sound.

 

Some more good news :

 

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Florida Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) has proposed the third phase of the Florida Coastal Access Project.  The draft proposes one additional recreational use project: the acquisition of an approximately 4.75-acre privately owned in-holding parcel within the existing Navarre Beach Marine Park — the preferred alternative for the Navarre Beach Marine Park addition.

     This is the parcel in Marine Park that developers were trying to get approval to build condos. $ 2 million from the BP fund has been requested to buy the property which will then be given to Santa Rosa County for conservation/recreation .

 

Gary Buroker

geburoker@yahoo.com

937-205-2990

 

 

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NBLRA 2019 MEETINGS

August 17

 September 21 | October 19
November 16 | December 21

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 2019 MEETINGS

July 20 | August 17

 September 21 | October 19
November 16 | December 21

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