Billy Sublett

To Holley Navarre Water System: First Amendment (America) wins every time

To Holley Navarre Water System: First Amendment (America) wins every time

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America […]

Injunction malfunction

Injunction malfunction

Do you know the easiest way to tell when you are getting oh so close to the truth?  When the company you are making nervous files an injunction against you to attempt to silence the truth.  It happened last week.  Holley-Navarre Water System filed an injunction against Navarre Press and Sandi Kemp to prevent us […]

The tangled web of secrets

The tangled web of secrets

Where there is light, there is nowhere to hide.  Only the shadows and darkness can hold the secrets.  Where there is a window, you can see through to the other side to observe what is happening there.  The same is true in business and government.  When you shine a light on the issues, the corrupt […]

Water company leader resigns

Water company leader resigns

Executive Director of Holley-Navarre Water Systems, Billy Sublett has resigned his position with the member-owned company saying in part in an email to Navarre Press, “My work here is completed.” The position of executive director was created after longtime general manager Ken Walker retired.  Walker’s duties were split between the executive director and general manager.  […]

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions about accounting and certain employee expenses are drawing more oversight of Fairpoint Regional Utility System, a collective that is mutually owned by four area water companies. The increased scrutiny comes at a time when Fairpoint is sharply raising the wholesale price of water it supplies to the four customers: Holley-Navarre Water System, Gulf Breeze/South […]

Holley-Navarre Water rate increase coming

Holley-Navarre Water rate increase coming

Holley-Navarre Water System Inc. plans to raise rates for its roughly 14,000 customers by the end of 2015. In a statement, the nonprofit utility cited several extraordinary recent and upcoming expenses, but declined to be specific about how much they cost or the amount of the looming rate increase. “We’re just letting everybody know there […]

Plan eyed to pump Navarre Beach effluent to mainland

Plan eyed to pump Navarre Beach effluent to mainland

The proposed sale of Navarre Beach Water and Sewer would probably involve building a new pipe across Santa Rosa Sound to transfer sewage for treatment at the mainland plant owned by Holley-Navarre Water System. “We would be hoping to run the sewage across and pump it inland,” said Billy Sublett, executive director of Holley-Navarre Water, […]

Water system to tackle proxies

Water system to tackle proxies

  Water system executive director Billy Sublett broached the subject of proxies at the Holley Navarre Water System board meeting Sept. 22.  Sublett sought approval of the board to send out a letter to the water board members regarding the election in Jan. 2016. The proposed letter would inform the members they could show up to vote on […]