Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) was set to spend more than $42,000 on social media and advertising promotion this year, without board approval. The board members took a tongue lashing from members Feb. 18 as their fiscal responsibility was called into question. Members shouted from the audience, and board directors argued on the dais, cutting […]
Holley Navarre Water System’s roughly 17,000 customers can expect a change in their billing as early as August, including a temporary increase for some. The water system is looking to move the due date of bills for all customers to the first of the month in a streamlining of the complicated four-tier system currently in […]
After calls for expanded fire hydrant availability last month, the Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) board of directors decided to create long-term goals. In a special meeting May 7, the board and lead staff focused on the system’s future. Read the full article in the May 16 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to […]
Most of Florida’s local law enforcement agencies aren’t equipping their patrol officers with body cameras and Santa Rosa Sheriff Bob Johnson is among them. Thus the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is part of a shrinking majority. Read the full article in the April 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – […]
The Office of State Attorney announced a No Prosecution in the battery case against Holley Navarre Water System attorney Keith Kilpatrick. According to Santa Rosa Clerk of Court records, the case was closed April 3. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or […]
After legal review of the CEO’s contract, the Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) board of directors announced Feb. 19 that they would not be ousting current-CEO Rob Williamson despite calls by members for his removal. Williamson was hired in November 2018 shortly after losing a bid for county commissioner, and the method of his hiring […]
Hopes are being shaken that cronyism at Holley Navarre Water System would be challenged by the Jan. 15 election in which four seats on the volunteer board of directors are up for grabs. Five Navarre residents who are customers of the water utility recently wrote to its attorney that board member Doug Larson had improperly […]
Holley Navarre Water System’s (HNWS) Board of Directors may have been skating on thin legal ice Dec. 18 as they voted to approve a budget for 2019, possibly in violation of the utility’s bylaws. While historically the budget has been approved in December for the past decade, board member Daryl Lynchard questioned whether that practice […]
The Holley Navarre Water System Board of Directors met criticism from a packed boardroom over its closed-door hiring of former District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson. Water system members voiced their concerns at a meeting Nov. 20. held in advance of a January election in which four seats on the board are up for grabs. […]
Williamson can not work with county on behalf of water system due to his previous status as an elected county commissioner.
Assisted living facility Navarre Gardens will be opening a second location as early as 2019, according to owners. The expansion comes less than a year after the facility opened its doors. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online […]
Holley Navarre Water System customers may be off the hook for water meter repairs under the company’s new policy approved Aug. 21. Previously, new customers were required to sign a form that could hold them liable for any damage to the meters whether they caused it or not. Read the full article in the Aug. […]
While grappling with issues that could affect how much Holley Navarre Water System ratepayers are charged in the future, the volunteer board that supposedly reached harmony in a January election shake-up has become a familiar war zone with new combatants. “It’s a mess,” said James Calkins, the president who succeeded Bien May this year. Read […]
Two more commercial developments have received development orders along U.S. Hwy. 98, a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Navarre Gardens Assisted Living Facility, furthering a trend of growth in business along the corridor. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
Keith Kilpatrick loves practicing law in Navarre but he and law partner Isaac Newlin wanted to find a way to expand their horizons and make an impact in the community in a different way. Spearheading plans to have an assisted-living facility built in Navarre seemed to be the right direction to go in. “With baby […]