Navarre Beach Leaseholders

Leaseholders set new executive board

Leaseholders set new executive board

The Navarre Beach Leaseholders Association met Saturday, Jan. 20 to discuss the projects they will be participating in, one of which is to be more active and sponsor events in the Navarre community.               Peter Birckhead thanks outgoing president Gary Buroker for all he accomplished in his year as […]

Two issues snag fee simple bill

Two issues snag fee simple bill

Fee simple title for leaseholders on Navarre Beach is just out of reach pending an agreement on certain issues holding up the bill locally and in Congress. In the most recent effort to put property ownership into the hands of the leaseholders, the bill introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz made […]

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Answering questions, sharing concerns and listening to comments is what Congressman Matt Gaetz set out to accomplish on Open Gaetz Day in Navarre held Monday, Nov. 27. The 12 hour day started at 8 a.m. at West Navarre Intermediate School where he met with every fourth-grade class to answer their questions and ask questions of […]

Leaseholders weigh fee simple title over Navarre pass

Leaseholders weigh fee simple title over Navarre pass

Twice now a bill to allow Navarre Beach leaseholders to claim fee simple titles for their leased properties has made its way to the U.S. House of Representatives. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Deadline looms for late lease fees

Deadline looms for late lease fees

With the Nov. 1 deadline imminent for the payment of delinquent lease fees, nearly 200 Navarre Beach residents still haven’t caught up on overdue amounts that range from a few hundred dollars to more than $9,000. Read the full article in the Oct. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little […]

Sugar Dunes leaseholders left in limbo

Sugar Dunes leaseholders left in limbo

Even the most aggressive bill collectors must sometimes resign themselves to writing off some debts. Whether the difficulty is because of a bankruptcy, the death of a debtor or the lack of adequate records to legally support the claim, most banks, retailers and others with stale receivables on their books know that the time may […]

Santa Rosa County pursues unpaid lease fees

Santa Rosa County pursues unpaid lease fees

Santa Rosa County is trying to give about 400 Navarre Beach leaseholders some incentive to pay their delinquent lease fees by imposing a deadline. But the measure recommended to commissioners by County Attorney Roy Andrews lacks teeth. Instead, meeting the county’s new Nov. 1 deadline to catch up on overdue lease fees – which in […]

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Weeks Marine won the bid for the Navarre Beach restoration project and operations are expected to commence in March with completion in mid-June. Weeks Marine is the same company that performed the Navarre Beach restoration in 2006 and was the low bidder coming in at $14,920,300 – $3 million less than the original estimate. The […]

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

In the unlikely event there is a tsunami, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has completed a Tsunami Plan and completed a “table-top exercise,” according to Brad Baker, Director of Emergency Management for Santa Rosa County, in a memo addressed to the board of county commissioners. Recent studies headed by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico […]

Fee simple title possible for Navarre Beach leaseholders

Fee simple title possible for Navarre Beach leaseholders

A recent Florida Supreme Court decision upholding beach property tax assessments helped clear the way for fee simple legislation which Congressman Jeff Miller introduced for the first time last year. However, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is seeking three amendments, including a request for language prohibiting any future reopening of Navarre Pass, which closed naturally within months of its 1965 opening, following damage sustained during […]

Supreme Court denies leaseholders’ motion

Supreme Court denies leaseholders’ motion

The Florida Supreme Court May 22 denied a motion filed on behalf of Navarre Beach leaseholders seeking clarification of the court’s March 20 decision, which determined the land and improvements on Navarre Beach are taxable. “The courts have now unanimously agreed with my decision to tax the leaseholders on the beach just like everyone else […]

Fla Supreme Court rules in Santa Rosa County’s Favor

Fla Supreme Court rules in Santa Rosa County’s Favor

VII. CONCLUSION We therefore conclude that the taxpayers are the equitable owners of the real property at issue and that section 196.199(2)(b), Florida Statutes, is inapplicable here. The certified question of great public importance is answered in the affirmative, and the decision of the First District Court is approved. The entire ruling can be found […]