NEW SEPTEMBER 16, 2022: SEE OUR NEW TAB "SR Blvd Lane Reduction" at left for the latest news and information regarding Okaloosa County's proposal to reduce the number of drving lanes on Santa Rosa Boulevard from 4 lanes to 2, and OILA's efforts to oppose the County's proposed lane reduction.
OILA meets the second Monday of each month, September through June. The next meeting will be held both in-person and via Zoom. Members will receive an email with instructions. You must pre-register with Zoom to attend the meeting via Zoom. If you do not receive an email, or have questions, contact OILA President Ed Henderson. His contact information is in the latest newsletter.
OILA BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
The OILA June 27, 2022 election results are as follows:
Dr. Frank Adcock........195 Votes
Louis Belanger............170 Votes
Brian Harrington..........78 Votes
Tyler Herndon..............55 Votes
Richard Johnson..........74 Votes
David Jones................168 Votes
Keith Manley...............60 Votes
Brian Smith................191 Votes
There were 4 seats up for election, so our 4 new board members are Dr. Frank Adcock, Louis Belanger, David Jones, and Brian Smith. The 3 returning board members are Ed Henderson, Jesse Hunt, and Jack Pous. The 4 members leaving the board are Brick Bradford, Rick Deckert, John Donovan, and David Sherry whose terms have expired.
The OILA June 23, 2020 election results are as follows:
Dave Hancock – 76 votes
Ed Henderson – 229 votes
Jesse Hunt – 230 votes
Jack Pous – 199 votes
There were 3 seats up for election, so our 3 new board members are Ed Henderson, Jesse Hunt, and Jack Pous. The 4 returning board members are Brick Bradford, Rick Deckert, John Donovan, and David Sherry.
The latest Newsletter is now online. Go to the Newsletters page to see what is happening.
Podcasts for phones, pads, and tablets are being hosted by YouTube. Give it a try by using the YouTube link. Go to the PodCasts page.
The construction plans are in the following file: (14 pages)
The draft ordinance for beach vendors is in the file below. (Caution: it's 20 pages long!)
The County Commissioners will host a Public Hearing on this proposed ordinance on February 19th at 8:30 am in the County Administration Building located 1250 Eglin Parkway in Shalimar.
Click on the following to see the FDOT presentation at the public meeting on October 4th. Take a look at the amazing Fly-through Video Rendering of the bridge and surrounding roadways.
Is your Vehicle currently UNLOCKED and your Valuables SAFE and SECURED? On the night of August 16th and early morning August 17th UNLOCKED vehicles were entered and searched. From Billfish to Tarpon vehicles were entered and searched, probably over 11 in all. Hardest hit were Pelican and Sailfish. Remember to LOCK your vehicle and SECURE your valuables.
There was discussion at the May and June meetings about problems with people trespassing and/or congregating at/on private property. If you missed the meeting(s) you can listen to the Podcasts. In general, the owner is required to call the Police to have the people removed. There is a way for the owner/tenant to authorize the Police as their designated representative to act on their behalf. This can be done by going to the Police station and signing a form that gives the Police the right to arrest someone without any call from the owner/tenant. The basis for this action is Florida Statute 810.09 as defined in the last paragraph of the statute. You can read the statute by clicking here.
The coyotes are still with us. The one below was sighted at the Conference Center. There are two living in the western residential area of the Island. Keep your small pets inside, if possible. The sign is being displayed in the front of the Fire Station. There is also a brochure that is available. Click on the link below to read the brochure.