Tom Beckman

HBTS keeps watch over wetland developments

HBTS keeps watch over wetland developments

Wetlands throughout the Navarre area have unique protections through both state and federal agencies, but these agencies do not get boots-on-the-ground at every building site. In Holley by the Sea (HBTS), an extra set of eyes is double-checking. Read the full article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Proposed small pig ordinance attempts to draw the line

Proposed small pig ordinance attempts to draw the line

Santa Rosa County is considering allowing some types of pigs, referred to as miniature or mini pigs, to live in residential neighborhoods, but defining what constitutes a mini pig is a bit difficult. While there is no clear definition, the county will consider an ordinance next month that will at least create a set of […]

Sunrise Drive reopened

Sunrise Drive reopened

District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson and Holley by the Sea (HBTS) Assistant General Manager Lauren Riley cut the ceremonial ribbon May 16 on stormwater improvements for Sunrise Drive at the entrance to HBTS. They were joined by county Public Works Director Stephen Furman, HBTS board member Tom Beckman and HBTS board president Bob Hutchinson. […]

Trash can latches put to the test by bears in HBTS

Trash can latches put to the test by bears in HBTS

Bears come around often to Mark Clapp’s home in Holley By the Sea. Back in March, he posted a photo on Facebook that showed his trash can, featuring a latch provided through the Bearwise program, had survived an attempt by a bear to get into it. Read the full article in the April 19 issue […]

Bearwise grant money available from HBTS

Bearwise grant money available from HBTS

Holley By The Sea has in excess of $10,000 available in leftover grant money from the Bearwise program that is now available for not-for-profit businesses to use for wildlife-resistant trash storage. Tom Beckman said HBTS came in significantly under budget with its Bearwise efforts, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has given the […]

Holley by the Sea selects new board

Holley by the Sea selects new board

The second largest homeowner’s association in the state has new leadership. Holley by the Sea’s annual membership meeting, held July 15 at the association’s recreation center, saw the appointment of Bob Hutchison as president, replacing outgoing president Yvonne Harper. Read the full article in the July 20 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com […]

Flood mitigation priorities to be reassessed

Flood mitigation priorities to be reassessed

When grant money is available for mitigating flood risks in the county, there is a project priority list ready and waiting, but projects to improve persistent flooding in Holley by the Sea (HBTS) are few on the list. Santa Rosa County’s Local Mitigation Strategy board (LMS) meets once a quarter to prioritize these projects, discuss […]

No LOST love for Holley by the Sea

No LOST love for Holley by the Sea

Requests by residents of Holley by the Sea residents to keep local option sales tax (LOST) funds designated for a nearly $7 million project to improve drainage in the subdivision fell on deaf ears April 18. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) closing statements at the meeting indicated a consensus: the proposed restoration of the […]