Ken Walker

My town

My town

I am the Holley Navarre Water System board director who voted against hiring Rob Williamson as CEO of the utility. My friends and family keep asking me, “why don’t you just quit? You have nothing to gain and nothing is going to change.” My answer is because this is my town. I got my first […]

Transparency first on water board’s list

Transparency first on water board’s list

The heated and contentious Holley-Navarre Water Board elections are over and the handful of members that voted sent a clear message: vote ‘no’ to the refinancing of Fairpoint Regional Utilities debt and operate more transparently. That is exactly what the board now intends to do, according to the president of the board, James Calkins. Read […]

Golf course resident seeks relief from spray

Golf course resident seeks relief from spray

Holley Navarre Water System, owner of Hidden Creek Golf Club, is pushing at last known totals upwards of 300,000 gallons of effluent per day onto the course through the irrigation system. Recently, they expanded it with more sprinkler heads and in some cases installed them at the property line. Golf course resident, Ed Burke, said […]

Lies, cover-ups, projection and deceptions

Lies, cover-ups, projection and deceptions

  Holley-Navarre Water Department board member, Robert Coley, didn’t tell the truth when he said he was not planning on resigning the Holley-Navarre Water System Board of Directors. At the May 16 meeting the board members and the 30 people in attendance expected board member Robert Coley to resign his position. In fact, board members […]

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.  […]

HNWS hires new administrators

HNWS hires new administrators

Holley-Navarre Water System has hired a replacement for retiring longtime general manager Ken Walker. The utility has also added a new position – executive director – to oversee the utility. “Paul Gardner is the new general manager for Holley-Navarre Water System (HNWS), and Billy Sublett has been hired as the executive director for the organization, […]

Walker to retire from water system

Walker to retire from water system

Ken Walker, general manager of Holley-Navarre Water System, announced Tuesday night that he will retire at the end of March. The announcement was made during the water board meeting. Board members also discussed the upcoming elections. Nine candidates have signed up to run for three open positions on the non-paid volunteer board of directors for the Holley-Navarre Water […]

Water ‘back to normal’ soon

Water ‘back to normal’ soon

A costly project to repair a broken waterline under East Bay is expected to be complete in early August, according to Holley-Navarre Water System General Manager Ken Walker. The announcement of the pending repair should be welcome news for some local water customers who have recently expressed concern about the way their water smells and […]

Holley Navarre Water seats new board members

Holley Navarre Water seats new board members

Holley Navarre Water System held its annual election for new board members on Jan. 21. One incumbent, Charles Enghauser was re-elected with 514 votes and one new board member, Daryl Lynchard, was elected with 507 votes. Ashley Strabala came in third with 48 votes, James Dabney fourth with 40 votes, Chris Richardson fifth with 11 […]