PO Box 5003

Navarre Beach, Fl 32566

 

President

Peter Birckhead

Vice President

Gary Buroker

Secretary

Michelle Auwaerter

Treasurer

Kathy Boulton

 

NBLRA 2019 MEETINGS

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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Presidents message August 2019

Happy Summer to Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great summer and finding plenty of time to spend with family and friends. It is a great time of the year to be at the beach.  So get out and have some fun.

 

Our August meeting saw a turnout of 35 people. Not bad for this time of year when everyone is still busy with summertime plans and friends and family visiting the beach.

Thanks to all of you that did attend our meeting.

 

Hats Off to our Navarre Beach Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Team for “0” drownings so far this summer. As reported by Austin Turnbull, Beach safety Director, Navarre Beach has had ZERO drownings this summer.  Austin shared this information at our meeting and mentioned that other locations in the Panhandle have not been as fortunate. This is a huge testament to the significant increase in training, discipline and overall safety knowledge that Austin has brought to our beach safety program.  This speaks volumes for the good will it does for Navarre Beach and our county in general. Congratulations to Austin and his team! And the smart move made by the Chief Danny Fureigh for choosing Austin to lead the lifeguard team.

 

Please be sure to read Gary Buroker’s Legislative Update published in this publication for the most up to date status of several important issues impacting Navarre Beach. Once such issue is the change in status of our fire department from a private entity to a Special Fire District.

 

The conversion of NBFR from a private non-profit company to an independent government body would only change the department’s administrative structure. Residents and visitors would see no changes to the current services the department provides, both on Navarre Beach and with local mutual aid fire departments. The fire protection fees residents currently pay via Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) would not change. Furthermore The Independent Special Fire District status provides:

 

* Increased access to state resources and grants

• Access for department firefighters to State retirement programs

• No change to current services or fees

 

So please be sure to Vote YES on August 27 Special Ballot Election.

 

Secondly, amongst important issues affecting Navarre Beach is Jonathan Cole, Leader of the PAC for Incorporation of Navarre will be addressing our group at our September 21 meeting. PLEASE BE SURE TO MAKE THIS MEETING as it will be a good opportunity to get your questions answered as to what incorporation means and does not mean for Navarre Beach.

 

In terms of Beach Beautification issues there is not much to update at this time and that information may be found in our meeting minutes published in this publication.

 

As I have reported in the past we are still looking for someone to be our Community Liaison with various organizations in Navarre including the Chambers of Commerce. If you are interested in learning more please let me know. Thanks

 

Thank you.

 

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NBLRA 2019 MEETINGS

 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