Robert Coley

Hope for the hopeless water board

Hope for the hopeless water board

Tuesday’s Holley Navarre Water System board election has reaffirmed something – there may be hope for a drowning system. No – they are not drowning financially, in fact, they are rich by any nonprofit’s standards. But they have been drowning themselves in the proverbial testosterone war that dogs usually lift their leg for. While entertaining […]

Water system members vote for change

Water system members vote for change

In one of the most contentious water board elections in recent history, 4,764 votes were cast to fill three seats on the board – one of the largest turnouts in the system’s election history. Overwhelmingly the members voted for change. Gaius Bruce, secretary for the board, announced the results of the Jan. 16 election as […]

Basis for Litigation at Holley Navarre Water System

Basis for Litigation at Holley Navarre Water System

The Sept. 19, 2017, Holley Navarre Water System board meeting was peculiar in several respects. For the first time in months, all members were present. The meeting was contentious, filled with outbursts and accusations, open hostility, and President Bien May clearly lost control of the meeting; indeed, at times he personally joined in the unseemly […]

‘A rigged election’ for Holley Navarre Water System

‘A rigged election’ for Holley Navarre Water System

“Our attorney sent us a letter saying that we properly removed Brian’s (Kelly) membership,” Bien May announced at the Dec. 19 pre-meeting of the Holley Navarre Water System Board. The removal has been the source fueling questions surrounding the legality of removing a board member. Board member eligibility was called into question in September after […]

Kelly abruptly removed from Holley Navarre Water board

Kelly abruptly removed from Holley Navarre Water board

Under accusations that Holley Navarre Water System board members Brian Kelly and James Calkins “colluded with his (Calkins) brother-in-law to get Brian Kelly services” at the address listed for Kelly’s water service, a motion was made by Troy Bossier to rescind his membership certificate and remove him from the board. The motion passed with two […]

Winds of change buffet water board

Winds of change buffet water board

The fractious fraternity that makes up the seven-member board of Holley Navarre Water System is becoming more strident with almost every monthly meeting and the delicate balance of voting power may be in for a shake-up. That’s partly because the utility’s board elections scheduled for January could bring the return of Daryl Lynchard, the board […]

Water board on a collision course

Water board on a collision course

In an Oct. 3 meeting of the Holley Navarre Water System Board of Directors, President Bien May told one person in the audience it was a good sign if people weren’t showing up to their meetings. It means everyone is happy with the job they are doing.  He is either oblivious or arrogant or both. […]

HNWS board members’ eligibility called into question

HNWS board members’ eligibility called into question

After intense arguments at the September meeting, every member of Holley Navarre Water System’s board will now have to prove they are eligible to serve on the board. The board voted Sept. 19 to have a third party, selected by general manager Paul Gardner, review the eligibility of all board members following multiple allegations of […]

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 […]

Holley Navarre Water: A house of cards

Holley Navarre Water: A house of cards

We have been part of many professional boards in our 17 years of existence, and we have never seen anything like this. The cover-ups, deceit and outright lies leave us wondering what will become of HNWS when it all comes to light. The Holley Navarre Water board of directors is made up of the president, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beach leaseholders approve fire tax increase

Beach leaseholders approve fire tax increase

The Navarre Beach Leaseholders approved an increase in the amount of commercial property taxes for fire protection at their monthly meeting Saturday. The current commercial rate is $900 for up to 10,000 square feet and $3,600 for more than 10,000 square feet. The new rate for commercial is $900 for the first 10,000 square feet […]

Board election for water system nears

Board election for water system nears

In the midst of the controversy swirling around Holley-Navarre Water System, an annual meeting and election of board of directors is scheduled for Jan. 19. Four seats are open on the board; three from expiring terms and one from the resignation of Will Goulet. The meeting will commence at 7 a.m. at the Board of […]

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 […]

Articles of Incorporation trump bylaws

Articles of Incorporation trump bylaws

The Holley-Navarre Water System members’ attempt at the Oct. 27 board meeting to enhance the proxy system for voting was shot down by its attorney Michael Tidwell at a subsequent Nov. 17 water board meeting. Tidwell cited several reasons, including that the board meeting was being held expressly for the purpose of discussing golf course […]

Water system adds new board member

Water system adds new board member

The Holley-Navarre Water System Board of Directors hosted a special meeting May 29 to fill a vacancy created by longtime board member Charles Enghauser, who resigned April 21. Navarre Beach resident Robert Coley will serve until January 2016 when a permanent board member will be elected. Daryl Lynchard, board president, said three candidates were initially […]