PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Gary Buroker

Vice President

Jim Taylor

Secretary

Lisa Cichy

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2020 MEETINGS

FEBRUARY 15

MARCH 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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Presidents message

We had a good turn out at our first meeting on January 25. A big thank you for all those who attended . Membership notice for 2020 is in pthe mail. Please fill out form and send payment as soon as possible to complete process in a timely matter.

There will be a Tourism Development Committee (TDC) on Thursday February 6 to be held at the Tiger Point Community Center starting at 8:30am. NBLRA will be on the agenda requesting funding from bed tax funds to irrigate and landscape Gulf Boulevard from Tom Thumb to the National Seashore entrance . The project will be done in at least 6 sections and we will asking the TDC to allocate $ 300,000 in there 2020/21 budget. We are requesting NBLRA members to attend this meeting to support our effort in getting funding approved . Jim Taylor our newly elected Vice President stated that this project has been a major priority of our association since Hurricane Ivan in 2004 when he was President of NBLRA.

We had a very enlightening and informative presentation by Brenda Stokes from Holley Hill Pottery which is family owned and operated. She reported that their unique and rare wood fired kilns are currently full of pottery. Individually signed pottery pieces depict life on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Each hand made piece is unique and reflects the natural beauty of local sea life, whether it be functional table ware, kitchen ware, or art form decor.

There will be an event at their location on February 8 where they will be unloading the new pieces from the kilns. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The County thru the courts have arranged to have the Turner House inspected for structural stability on February 7. We will report their findings as soon as they are available.

Draft for the revised Land Development Code (LDC) is scheduled for February 27 and then to be presented to Zoning Board March 12, 2020. Public hearing is scheduled April 9 and BOCC adoption April 23, 2020.

There is also an update on the Unsafe Building Ordinance which would also deal with derelict and abandoned properties like the Turner House. At our meeting our County Commissioner, Dave Piech, stated he would support getting this update on the same tract as the LDC.

Also I would to mention here we really apprentice all the help on our issues that Dave Piech provides us. Dave has ask for a volunteer to serve on the Restore Committee .This is a highly important committee which makes recommendations to the BOCC on funds coming to the County from the BP

settlement.

There would be at least 2 meetings per year. Let me know if you would be willing to serve.

Lastly, we have asked the Santa Rosa County Works Director to request the FDOT to change traffic controls at SR 98 and Navarre Beach Causeway to peak season settings for spring break season. This will be a huge help getting traffic off the beach during spring break timeframe.

Please mark your calendars that our February meeting will be at Juana’s on February 22 starting at 10:00am followed by drinks and food for those who attend.

 

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