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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from December 2, 2008

Directors present: Karl Fry. Terri Iamurri, Barbara Collins, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Tim Witherite, Jim Rice and John Nicola. The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of November Minutes: John Nicola made a motion to approve the minutes. Terry Iamurri seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

Treasurer's Report: John Nicola reported, we have a total of 98 members with a bank balance of $7,438.70

Update on meeting with Commissioner Henning and Norm Feder:

1. Signs; we are to send renderings to the county officials for review. It was discussed that we would like to have three signs, one at the north end of Oakes Blvd, possibly in the proposed "pork chop" median at Autumn Oakes, one at the south end and the third at the corner of Spanish Oaks coming from Tarpon Bay.

2. Speed limit of 35; this is on the consent agenda the 16th of December and is felt that it will be approved at that time. It was discussed how we would alert the residents of the neighborhood of the immediate change.

3. Full 4-way intersection at Valewood-Immokalee and jog access to Oakes; The Northbrooke abridge is to be completed in December 2008. The light at Immokalee will be removed and median installed blocking westbound turns off Oakes in January 2009. The 1st Congregational Site Development plan (SDP) has been approved, but the Valewood intersection is still under design. It will be completed no earlier than July 2010. We will have at least 18 months where we exit west via Tarpon Bay Blvd.

4. No trucks over 5 tons on Oakes Blvd.

5. Traffic calming; there has been no new activity on the Standing Oaks PUD. Their commitment to us is to complete traffic calming within 6 months of SDP approval, which could be a year or more away. Karl will check with Ed Finn to see if any new changes.

6. Medians as a part of county improvements (Autumn, Spanish); No raised median is planned for Spanish Oaks where stripes are currently painted, but this may be discussed when the other traffic calming medians go in as part of the Standing Oaks PUD. The crosswalk at the neighborhood park is thanks to Collier County and Kite.

7. Timetables; Completion of the Northbrook Bridge 12/2008. Removal of the light at Oakes 01/2009

8. Extension of Vanderbilt road almost complete

9. Completion of Immokalee Road under I-75; earliest completion 9/09. It will be 8 lanes under the bridge to allow at least 3 lanes each way plus turn lanes onto I-75.

Updates of Committee's Chair:

a. Final update of Neighborhood Park. Open and being used
b. Children's safety & Community signage - table for now.

Planning for annual letter: Terry made a motion to authorize up to $100 dollars for updated neighborhood list to send out the annual letter. The motion was seconded by Barb and approved.

First Congregational Church: Conditional use approved; permit is in for the building and the old house has been torn down.

New Business: Planning for Officer replacement and establishment of a VP position as President-elect-How do we change bylaws? It was discussed that we would bring this issue to the annual meeting to propose the change and see if we get a 2/3 vote to pass.

A general discussion was held regarding alerting residents of the neighborhood of the change that is coming concerning the 35 mile per hour speed limit. No conclusion was reached.

Gayle Hahe visited the meeting from the North Naples Baptist Church where we have our meetings. We had discussion about our neighborhood potluck dinner that we would have at the church. It was decided that the date of Saturday, February20th from 5-7 p.m. The church is open to more involvement with their neighbors and gave us a list of activities that are scheduled, that included children's activities.

Adjournment: Barb Collins made a motion to adjourn and Tim Witherite seconded and the motion was carried at 8:12 p.m.

 

OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from November 4, 2008

Directors present: Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, Ron Joeckel, Barb Collins, Hiram Garcia, Noah Standridge, Tim Witherite, Jim Rice, and Denny Baker. Meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. With a quorum present.

Approval of October Minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve the minutes. Tim Witherite seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

Treasurer's Report: John Nicola called in his report to Denny Baker. Our balance is $7,363.70. Our membership is 97.

Update on signage: Bob Walker is designated as our contact to coordinate a meeting with the County. Volunteers to go to the proposed meeting are Bob, Peter Goodin, Tim, and Noah. The board desires to set this meeting up for mid-November with Commissioner Henning, Norm Feder and Nick Casalanguida from the County in attendance.

Proposed agenda: 1. Signage 2. Where are we in our progress for traffic vision to reduce our speed limit and to re-classify Oakes Blvd. To residential 3. Completion date for the bridge at Northbrook 4. Traffic light at Valewood extension to Autumn Oaks 5. Completion date for Vanderbilt extension? 6. School bus stops (alternative transportation modes) The board will be notified by email once the meeting date is set.

Neighborhood Garage Sale: Motion to approve by Barb and seconded by Terry to have the sale January 24th, 2009. Sale to be at Faith Bible Church parking lot. It was discussed that an e-mail blast would be sent to our neighborhood list and an ad would be put in the paper.

Neighborhood Park: Report from Jim rice that the park is finished and an open party to the public will be November 6, 2008. The entire neighborhood is invited.

Community Signage & Children's Safety: It was discussed that approval of signage would have to be addressed to the county first and then ask the owners of Kaye Homes for possibility of putting sign there.

First Congregational Church: They have a meeting with the planning commission on November 18th and it is felt no presence is needed from OEA.

New Business: Planning for Officer replacement and establishment of a VP position as president-elect. Motion from Tim Witherite to amend bylaws to establish a president-elect to take the place of the elected president after one year, seconded by Noah. Motion voted and approved. It was discussed that the by laws need to be checked to see if law can be amended.

Our meeting was visited by Gale Hahe and before the meeting by Bill Coral who expressed the interest of First Baptist Church wanting to host a pot luck dinner for neighborhood. It was discussed that we may try to coordinate that into our annual neighborhood picnic. A February date will be picked at a later date. Bill Coral's phone # is 825-6864. They would like to open the facility to our community for more interaction. They are working on Kids movie nights; the first scheduled for December 5th and will contact our communications for an e-mail blast to be sent out concerning this. They will be hosting a Christmas open house the 13th and 14th.

Noah to apply for DOT enhancement funds for coyote traps.

Adjournment: Denny Baker made a motion to adjourn, Barb Collins seconded and motion carried at 8:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Collins, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from October 7, 2008

Directors present: Denny Baker, Terry Iamurri, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Noah Standridge, Karl Fry, Tim Witherite, John Nicola and Jim Rice. Meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. with a quorum present.

Guest Speaker - Ray Erickson from Collier County Sheriff's Department: He spoke about our neighborhood watch and how any one can be involved. Our kids are a great resource for information. If we would like additional neighborhood watch street signs the cost is $25.00 per sign. Deputy Erickson spoke on houses that could be targeted for burglary due to location, easy entry (sliding doors), no dogs, no alarm on, etc. Our neighborhood sub station is the Golden Gate- District 2 at 4741 Golden Gate Pkwy., Phone (239) 455-3121.

Approval of September Minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve the minutes. John Nicola seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer's report: John Nicola reported our bank balance is $7,363.70.

Update on Oakes light removal: Bob Walker was not in town to give an update. Peter Goodin and Karl Fry offered to get with Nick Casalanguida the first part of November to see what the timeline maybe.

Neighborhood Garage Sale: Noah Standridge has gotten approval to have the garage sale at Faith Bible Church, date to be announced.

Neighborhood Park: Jim Rice reported the park is all done except for a sun shade. A dedication ceremony will be on Thursday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m. with Commissioner Henning and some festivities. Chuck Cannaday will need to put out an e-mail blast inviting the neighborhood prior to the event.

Community Signage and NN Fire Department: Tim Witherite reported that the Harrison house has been torn down. The new fire station will probably not be built for five years due to budget restraints. The fire department is looking to secure the property by putting in a berm or fencing. Tim reported the sign for Oakes Estates would have to put on an upcoming agenda to go in front of the North Naples Fire District Commission. Peter Goodin brought up with the widening of that intersection vehicles will stack up at the corner, giving poor visibility to our sign. He suggested we try to contact the (new) owner of Kay homes and see if they would consider letting us put the sign up there. The easement should be deeded back to the county under the pretense of traffic calming devise. Noah Standridge offered to look under public record for the current owner of the Kay homes property.

First Congregational Church and Autumn Oaks Lane: Roland (?) reported the Church has gone in front of the Planning Commission for the third time. The church will now go in front of the board of County Commissioners on November 18th. The easement for the Valewood connection is on their plans. It is Roland's understanding that this will not be done until 2010. The Oakes Advisory would like to have a representative at this meeting.

Adjournment: Karl Fry made a motion to adjourn, Jim Rice seconded at 8:19 p.m. and motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri

OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from September 2, 2008

Directors present: Denny Baker, Tim Witherite, Noah Standridge, Bob Walker, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Lisa Absher and Terry Iamurri. Meeting was called to order at 7:08p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of August Minutes: Noah Standidge made a motion to approve the minutes. Terry Iamurri seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer's report: Terry Iamurri gave the balance of $7,163.70 for John Nicola who was on vacation.

Collier County LDC re Estates building setbacks: Plenty of community support and out cry, including state representative Matt Hudson speaking out about this possible change from 30' to 15' setbacks to the sides of our estate properties. The proposed change to the LDC was defeated at this time.

Oakes Blvd. light removal: Bob Walker contacted Commissioner Tom Henning regarding the light at Northbrook and Immokalee Road. The light at the this intersection will not be ready to run in all four directions until approximately early December because there has been a delay with construction of the bridge at Northbrook. This will delay the light removal at Oakes until that one is functioning. Bob Walker offered to work with Commissioner Henning regarding the light change and lowering the speed limit on Oakes Blvd.

Neighborhood Garage Sale: We would like to go forward with this venture. So our community can get out and mingle with one another and recycle each other wares in a fun and ecological fashion. Noah Standridge offered to contact Faith Bible Church to see if they would be able to accommodate us in either Jan. or Feb. 2009. Noah will contact Bob Walker if it can't be held at Faith Bible and Bob was asked to contact North Naples Baptist Church as a back up plan.

Neighborhood Park: Tim Witherite made the observation in Jim Rice's absents, that the Pavilion and dock have not been constructed as of yet. The rest of the park looks finished.

Children Safety: Jenny Bohaychyk and Lisa Absher have diagrams of benches they would like to see placed at the bus stops for the children awaiting buses. Lisa has not been able to contact the School board transportation department to get a map of the bus stops. Her available time is in the evening and has not had time during school hours to get this information. Noah Standridge offered to contact a school board member to get this information.

Community Signage: Lisa Absher has put the (2) signs out for bid and has not gotten a price yet. Prices are subject to change between bid and actual installation time.

North Naples Fire Department Property: Tim Witherite reported the fire department appears to be using the old Harrison house for fire drills. The board would like to be reassured that NNFD is still looking to put in a station house and not a training sight. Tim was asked to correspond with them on this matter along with mentioning we would like to use there easement to put a welcome to Oakes Estates sign on.

New Business: First Congregational Church will be going in front of the Planning Commission on September 18th. It was brought to the board's attention by a resident that this might be a good time to submit a letter from our advisory clarifying that we support access on to Autumn Oaks for this churches use but not for any future conditional use. Our purpose is to reinsure that Autumn Oaks does not become a commercial used road for access to other future commercial uses. The resident offered to draft the letter and let board edit as they need to and submit ASAP.

St. Monica's Kids against Hunger: Denny Baker read the flyer about this event being held on September 26th at St. Monica's from 9-11a.m.

Adjournment: Bob Walker made a motion to adjourn, Hiram Garcia seconded at 8:07 p.m. and motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from August 5, 2008

Directors present: Karl Fry, Denny Baker, John Nicola, Tim Witherite, Ron Joeckel, Jim Rice, Hiram Garcia, Noah Standridge and Terry Iamurri. Meeting was called to order at 7:08 p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of June Minutes: Karl Fry ask that minutes be amended. Under the Standing Oaks PUD to reflect that he did not attend the County Planning meeting, but Noah Standridge did. Noah was negotiating in good faith (not the developer) with the CPC. Denny Baker made a motion to approve the minutes with the corrections and Tim Witherite seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer's Report: John Nicola reported that our bank balance is $7238.70. He gave an updated from the 300 postcards sent May 27th to home owners for membership renewal we have received 22 back with payment. This gives us a total of 85 memberships. John stated he looked into bank CD's for better interest on our money as requested by Denny Baker at the May meeting. He checked with seven different banks on six and twelve month CD's. Discussion developed that we will have some possible expenditures in the next month or so and to make our decision after that how much and how long we will put money into CD's for.

Proposed change to Collier County LDC re Estates building set back: The board was emailed last week by Karl Fry that Mark Strain notified him that a reduction in estates setbacks from 30' to 15' will be coming up in front of the CCLDC. By a show of hands two people on the board have written emails at this time to Mark Strain in opposition of this. Denny Baker made a motion that Karl Fry , as president, first write a letter stating that our Oakes Advisory Board officially oppose any reduction of setback to sides of our estate properties and secondly have a email blast sent to all residence to notify them of this. John Nicola seconded this motion, the motion carried unanimously.

Oakes light removal and speed reduction: Ron Joeckel reported he contacted Bob Tipton and Eugene Calvert regarding lowering the speed limit and getting trucks off Oakes Blvd. He was told the speed limit would not be reduced because of traffic counts, no or few accidents and average speed being 45mph or more that this is not being considered. Karl Fry offered to remind them that after the light comes out at Oakes and Immokalee we should be able to lower the speed limit then this will reclassify us from a collector road to residential status. Ron reported that dump trucks will not be able to use Oakes due to weight limits. This will be on Sept. agenda at the CCBC meeting.

Neighborhood Garage Sale: To be discussed next (Sept.) meeting.

Oakes Estates robberies: One of four home owners, beside the board, who attended was the victim of current robberies in our neighborhood. Her residence on Bur Oaks and another on the same morning on Standing Oaks were robbed between 7:30-11:30 a.m. She gave details of similarities between the two robberies. Both homes were entered through broken French or glass pane front doors, both had empty lots on both sides of the home thieves took numerous valuables, electronics, jewelry and money. Denny Baker made a motion to invite the sheriff's department back to our October meeting to speak to us about the robberies and crime prevention. He would also like to have an email blast put out to the residence about this meeting. Terry Iamurri seconded this motion, the motion unanimously passed.

Neighborhood Park: Jim Rice reported the county is planning a ribbon cutting for the new park for Friday, Oct. 17th. The opening is been pushed back due to the installation of the electronic crosswalk being put in by Kyte. The new neighborhood park will include 5 benches, a pavilion, slide, swings, nature trail, fishing/observation deck and water drainage.

New Business: Karl Fry offered to contact Jenny Bohaychyk and Lisa Absher to see if they are still interested in staying on the board. He offered to contact Commissioner Henning and Norm Feder regarding Logan, trucks and speed.

Karl Fry reported he spoke with John McGowan NN fire chief about the Harrison old residence and the consideration of us putting up one of our new welcome to Oakes Estates sign on the property right of way. He reported he will send out an email to all board members when he gets the details of the Fire Districts August meeting for atleast one of us to attend this meeting.

Jim Rice stated he got a quote from a licensed trapper to put out two coyote traps, one at the new neighborhood park the other to be determined, for $150.00. This will include leaving them up until two coyote are caught and the relocation of them in a preserve. Jim made a motion for the board to move forward with this action for the safety of neighborhood's domestic animals. Ron Joeckel seconded, the motion carried.

Tim Witherite offered to send thank you notes to the two contractors that worked on giving us free quotes on getting county water hooked up to our neighborhood.

Adjournment: Terry Iamurri made a motion to adjourn, Karl Fry seconded at 8:23 p.m. and motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from June 3, 2008

Directors present:  Karl Fry, Denny Baker, John Nicola, Tim Witherite, Bob Walker, Hiram Garcia, Jim Rice, Ron Joeckel.  Meeting was called to order at 7:10 with a quorum present.

Approval of May Minutes:  after Denny Baker reminded the board of the correction to the name of John to Nick Casalanguida.  John Nicola made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected and Ron Joeckel seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  John Nicola reported that our bank balance is $6,863.70.  Denny Baker suggested putting some of the monies in a CD.  John will research this and get back to the board at the next meeting.  John also stated that he had received six returned post cards back from the 300 plus that were mailed out to home owners for new membership or membership renewals.

Standing Oaks PUD Update:  Noah Standridge attended the County Planning Committee meeting on May 15th and stated that the developer had negotiated with our neighborhood in good faith.  There will be a County Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.  Volunteers, possibly Noah will attend and report back to the OEA Board at the next meeting.

Report on Oakes Blvd:  Light removal and County plans -  Bob Walker will reinvestigate the time frame for the 30% plan on Oakes/Immokalee which had been set for completion by the end of July and report on the completion date of the  proposed bridge and NorthBrooke/Valewood extensions.

Neighborhood Garage Sale Discussion:  Agenda item continued from the May meeting will be tabled until September.

Discussion of resident concern regarding noise and potential crime to residents residing at the end of Oakes Estates streets which is Logan Blvd:  Bob Walker recommended to notify the Commissioners office and Karl Fry will call to see if there is enough justification to find ways of deterring crime, such as planting bushes or placing some type of barriers to help eliminate this problem.

Update by Committees’ Chair:

a.   Neighborhood Park – Jim Rice reported that the park will be completed by the end of July.  It will include a slide, swings, pavilion, bicycle/walk path.  Fishing will be permitted, but the area to fish from is still to be decided on.

b.   Children’s Safety and Community signage - Karl will speak with Lisa Absher to see if she needs help in these projects.  A new member, Jenny Bohaychyk (  jennyp099@hotmail.com) volunteered to help and Tim Witherite made the motion and Ron Joeckel seconded to have Jenny Bohaychyk be authorized to work on these two committees and attend County meetings as deemed necessary.

New Business:  Karl suggested that a group set up a meeting with Commissioner Henning and Mr. Feder from DOT to lay out steps to take to reduce the speed limit on Oakes Blvd. and possibly reclassifying it as residential.

Discussion to suspend July or August meeting:   After discussion it was decided that July’s meeting be cancelled unless there is critical business that comes up.  Tim Witherite made the motion and Ron Joeckal seconded.  Motion carried

Adjournment:  Bob Walker made a motion to adjourn, Ron Joeckel seconded at 8:00 p.m. and motion carried.     

Respectfully submitted by,

Celia Garcia
Temporary secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from May 5, 2008

Directors present: Karl Fry, Denny Baker, John Nicola, Tim Witherite, Bob Walker, Hiram Garcia, Jim Rice, Ron Joeckel and Terry Iamurri. Meeting called to order at7:03 p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of April Minutes: John Nicola made a motion to approve the minutes and Jim Rice seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: John Nicola reported that our bank balance is $6911.17. Our paid membership now totals 63.

Standing Oakes PUD: This PUD will go before the planning commission on Thursday, May 15th. Noah Standridge has offered to be the volunteer from Oakes Advisory to attend this meeting with the planning commission. The PUD is tentatively to go before the BBC on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

Briefing on recent Transportation Department public meeting: The Northbrook Bridge will be a four way intersection. The light at Oakes Blvd. and Immokalee Road will be coming out this fall. This will have a right in and a right out only, starting July. The light at Autumn Oaks and Valewood Dr. will not be available for two more years, due to permitting. It was discussed that Norm Feder promised us with the light removal it would be just under a year for us to have a light at Valewood and Autumn Oaks. Bob Walker is to contact Norm Feder and John Casalanguida and discuss the two year wait with them.

Ron Joekel attended this meeting and brought a flyer back for Chuck Cannaday to post on the web page.

Neighborhood Garage Sale: This was brought up to see if there would be an interest in our community for this. It was discussed briefly and it seems favorable for Jan/ Feb. This topic will be tabled for another meeting.

Membership Postcards: Jim Rice made a motion for the Oakes Advisory to send out postcards to all residents to remind them to pay there $25.00 membership fee. Terry Iamurri seconded, the motion carried unanimously. Karl Fry suggested for John Nicola to design the postcard and let Karl review it before sending it out.

Neighborhood Park: Jim Rice reported everything is going well and the park will be done by July.

Community Water: Tim Witherite reported that impact fees per lot will be $3,500.00. Hook up to your property will run $15,000 and the hook up to your house will run between $2,000. and $5,000. Tim said Noah Standridge spoke with the county and was told an MSTU would have to be created and the total cost per resident will be between $20,500 and $23,500. per household including all design, construction, hookups, and impact fees. This project would take one to one and half years to complete. John Nicola made a motion to indefinitely table this topic and to post our preliminary findings on the website for all residents to see. Denny Baker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

New Business: Bob Walker made a motion to get an email blast put out once the minutes are approved and get them posted on web right away so residents can view current events of the meeting. Ron Joeckel seconded and motion carried.

Adjourn: Jim Rice made a motion to adjourn, Ron Joeckel seconded at 8:01 p.m. and motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by,
Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from April 1, 2008

Directors Present: Denny Baker, Terry Iamurri, Bob Walker, Tim Witherite, Ron Joeckel, John Nicola, Hiram Garcia, Jim Rice and Noah Standridge. Meeting called to order at 7:10 p.m. with a quorum present.

Denny Baker called the meeting to order. Denny then asked if the Oakes signs were put up for this meeting. There was discussion of them not being put out. Then the discussion went to who picked them up last time. No one came forward. The consensus was the county must have picked them up. Jim Rice confess to a big April Fools and admitted he has the signs. We all laughed, Jim got us.

Approval of March Minutes: Denny Baker made a motion to approve the minutes and Jim Rice seconded and the motion carried.

Treasurer's Report: John Nicola reported that our bank balance is $6702.52. He collected $975.00 this month in dues and we now have 55 members paid. Denny suggested we might want to send out a postcard mailing to remind residence again about dues. It was shelved until next months meeting to be placed back on the agenda.

Standing Oakes PUD: Because our letters of support have gone out to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners, Denny Baker reported that Karl Fry does not feel it mandatory for many of us to show up at the Thursday, April 17th Planning Commission meeting or the Tuesday, May 27th BBC meeting. Noah Standridge volunteered to make the meetings with Karl Fry in case of any changes the developer may present.

Pine Beetles: Noah Standridge reported that Fred Kauffman contacted him regarding the pine trees that are stressed by beetles in our neighborhood and what could be done besides cutting the infected trees down. Noah suggested a Fertilome product to be sprayed upon the trunks of the trees that are infected. However, the consensus was that even this may not solve the beetle problem and an completely effective solution is not known at this time.

Neighborhood Park: Jim Rice reported the county is waiting for approval of a minor permit to get the work started. May 1st is the date they are proposing to start the initial work and it should be completed in approximately 90 days. Jim Rice will contact Dick Schmidt regarding where the water shut off is before work begins.

Community Water: This is simply a fact finding mission at this time and we are trying to obtain as much information as possible, to next communicate with our residents, & to gauge interest in the board pursuing county water further. Tim Witherite reported he got rough estimates from two county approved companies to bring county water to our neighborhood. Q. Grady Minor and Associates estimated price per lot between $12,000 to $15,000 and WilsonMiller estimates the price per lot at $14,408. This would not include impact fees or the cost to run the line from the street to your house. Noah Standridge made a motion that Tim contacts the county utilities to see that it is feasible for us to get water and to get the financial aspects of what kind of amortization would be implemented. Jim Rice seconded and motion carried with Ron Joeckel against.

New Business: Roland from First Congregational Church said they are waiting for Grady Minor to resubmit plans to the county. The county indicated that because of the stacking requirements, the church would not have an ingress/egress point along the new Valewood Extension. Preliminary drawings indicated that the only ingress/egress points will be along Autumn Oaks Lane.

Adjourn: Tim Witherite made a motion to adjourn, Bob Walker seconded at 8:00 p.m. and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by,
Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from March 3, 2008

Directors Present: Karl Fry, Denny Baker, John Nicola, Terri Iamurri, Barb Collins, Bob Walker, Tim Witherite, Jim Rice, Noah Standridge, Ron Joeckel, and Lisa Absher.

7:05 p.m. Meeting called to order. 33 people including board members present for the annual meeting.

Approval of Minutes: Jim made a motion and seconded by Bob to approve the February minutes and the motion was carried.

Treasurer's report: Amount in the checkbook totaled $6,316.10 again, but will have subtractions to cover the annual meeting mailings. We expect to add to it again with the addition of annual dues that will be coming in.

Current Issues:

1. Standing Oaks PUD, nothing new. Reviewed pictures of proposed medians on Oakes Blvd for traffic calming. Medians will be landscaped
2. Valewood Light - removal of the light at Oakes Blvd. around July. Waiting for the rezoning of the church property off Autumn Oaks which is going slow and probably will be a year from July before new light and opening at Valewood Drive. To turn west on to Immokalee the residents of Oakes Estates will have to access from the light at Target.
3. Neighborhood Park. Initial work and talk started four years ago with an initial budget of $250,000. The work was discontinued because of $60,000 shortfall of funds.

Introduction of Commissioner Henning
Commissioner Henning was contacted concerning the lack of funding for our neighborhood park. With his help we have now been approved the additional $60,000 we need to finalize, complete with a shelter, path and trash cans.

Commissioner Henning asked if when dealing with the permitting agency with the local government, would we pay an extra 10% to get permits done in a quarter of the time or an extra 20% to get the permits done in one half of the time. The answer was yes unanimously. We were asked our opinion of a possible pier into the gulf at Vanderbilt Road for fishing, recreation, and educational opportunities at the north end of town. It was discussed that there might not be enough parking for that kind of project and it might be something that could bring more crime to the area. It decided that more study should be done before jumping into a decision. Vanderbilt Road project is coming along well and is projected to be finished in late 2008 or early 2009. Discussed that the changes on Immokalee and Oakes Blvd will bring us closer to get residential zoning and 35 mile per hour speed limit. It was asked if it would be possible in the future for Golden Gate acreage forever be zoned rural. Commissioner Henning did not foresee any changes to that.

Karl brought to our attention that commissioner Henning will be running for re-election this year and has worked very hard for us as a partner since he has been in office and that we would support him again.

North Naples Fire Department: We need to communicate with them about our traffic calming plans, including medians.

Questions From Residents:
Asked to see proposed medians for Oakes Blvd. We are proposing 7 altogether and the plans were shown to all. Most agree that the plans as shown will add to the property values in our neighborhoods. The proposed plans for Standing Oaks PUD were also shown to everyone and discussed. There is no notice as to when it is going to the planning commission. It is felt that we have at least 2-3 years before any actual work will take place.

Children's Safety: nothing new at this time

Community Signage: discussion about getting an easement from the church on the northwest side of Oakes Blvd, and the proposed fire station on the southwest side of Oakes Blvd for the possible community signs. They would add to the community and further our objective of obtaining traffic calming on Oakes Blvd.

New Business: Fatima Karagoz and Hiram Garcia were nominated for admission to the board and the motion was made by Bob and seconded by Tim and the vote was unanimous, making our members 13.

Motion to adjourn at 8:47 pm by Barb and seconded by Jim and the motion carried

Respectfully,
Barbara Collins, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from February 5, 2008

Directors Present: Karl Fry, Barb Collins, Tim Witherite, Ron Joeckel, Bob Walker, Denny Baker, Terri Iamurri, John Nicola, and Jim Rice.

7:03 meeting called to order by Vice President Denny Baker, with a quorum present. President Karl Fry was delayed and arrived in time for the second half of the meeting.

Approval of agenda: Denny made a motion to approve the proposed agenda with the addition of an update on the light on Oakes from Bob Walker. Motion was seconded by Barb and carried.

Approval of January minutes: Jim made a motion and seconded by Denny to approve the January minutes and the motion was carried

Treasurers Report: Was phoned to Denny from John that the amount was the same as last month $6,316.10

Neighborhood Park: Karl contacted Commissioner Henning about the $60,000+ needed to finish the project and our commissioner researched and identified a possible source of funds from the Del Sol park which is not being built. Additional funds are needed to provide basic neighborhood park requirements such as a shelter, garbage cans, playground equipment, etc. It was discussed that the crosswalk and flashing lights on Spanish Oaks Lane at the park would further our goal for traffic calming.

Children's safety: Lisa and Vinney were not present to provide an update.

Standing Oakes PUD: After several board members read revised PUD documents and confirmed that all our requests were honored by the developer, our formal letter of support was approved by the board members, to be forwarded to Ed Finn of Allen Concrete within the next 24 hours. The next step is to send this to the planning commissioners and county commissioners prior to each body's hearing of this re-zoning request.

Community Water: Tim Witherite is still waiting to talk to a contact at Wilson Miller for a final update as to how much it might cost the homeowners to bring county water (not sewer) to Oakes Estates. He discussed the cost with someone from Standing Oakes PUD and was told the price was going to be very high. They will have to tap into water off Vanderbilt, down the bike path. It is likely that prohibitive cost will make this a dead issue.

Logan Blvd: Karl spoke to Tim Nance about our concerns to keep the streets closed at the east end to Logan Blvd. Even successfully changing the long-range plan is no guarantee that future county leaders will not re-open the issue, although there would be little benefit from connecting any of our streets. We as a group will have to be ever vigilant to do as we have done in the past to fight against any attempts to connect our lanes to Logan Blvd.

Status and Schedule of Traffic light changes at Northrooke, Oakes, and Valewood: Bob Walker called Mike Green in the Transportation Department at the county for update on the light situation at Northbrooke Drive, which is a precursor to removal of the lights at Oakes Blvd. They are waiting for permits that should be done in two weeks. There is a request from Northbrooke retail center to start bridge widening after Easter. The plan is to move the Oakes Blvd light to Valewood in July but are not expected to have the jog from Immokalee Rd to Autumn Oaks to Oakes Blvd until mid 2009.

The church property has not been rezoned yet. There are plans showing entrance and exits to the church, one each from Autumn Oaks and Valewood Drive. Motion to approve the preliminary plans that Bob Walker will be working on to build the church from Jim Rice and seconded by Karl. The plans will be given to Chuck and sent by e-mail to all on the Oakes e-mail list. Discussion of getting speed limit to 35 will come sometime after the removal of the light at Oakes Blvd.

Annual letter: The changes to the annual letter were read by Denny and a motion to approve by Bob and seconded by Jim and approved to send out the letter to all we can on our current mailing list. We had a motion from John and seconded by Denny to approve up to $400 for mailing the annual letter. Barb will go to Kinkos and get them sent out.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn at 8:12 by Denny and seconded by Barb and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara Collins, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from January 8, 2008

Directors Present: Karl Fry, Barb Collins, Tim Witherite, Denny Baker, Jim Rice, Bob Walker, Ron Joeckel, Lisa Absher, Noah Standridge, and John Nicola. 7:06 meeting called to order, with a quorum present.

Approval of agenda: John made a motion to approve the proposed agenda and Jim seconded and the motion carried.

Approval of December Minutes: Jim made a motion to approve December minutes and seconded by Denny and the motion carried.

Treasurers Report: John Nicola reported the balance is $6,316.10

Standing Oakes PUD: There were some revisions from John Nicola and Denny Baker and the letter was read and explained. It was decided that a letter of support to be addressed to the Collier County Planning Commission will not be sent until the PUD document showing drawings and information is sent to us to preview. The letter was discussed and the wording changes for everyone to agree on. Motion to approve changes in the letter by Barb seconded by John and the motion carried.

The light at Oakes will come out in April and only an eastbound turn will be available from Oakes Blvd. Traveling westbound on Immokalee, a left turn will remain available south onto Tarpon Bay Blvd. It might take a year and a half for the "jog" to be completed from Oakes Blvd to the Valewood Drive traffic light via Autumn Oaks.

Neighborhood Park: Is in the bidding process, contractors coming back with higher bids than we have money in the budget. They will re-bid in hopes cost will come down. Permits have been acquired. We will have a full updated report next month. Noah will report on the language and limitations of the budget. OEA is to provide $250K limitation language from the parks policy to Commissioner Henning, to assist him as he looks for additional funds to complete our park.

Children's Safety: There has been no new communication since November. There will be a further information gathering coming. There are new people at the transportation department, David Bucheit will be contacted, concerning traffic calming - a child safety measure.

Community Water: Update from Tim and Denny - Jeff Wilson form Wilson, & Miller will look at cost of bringing water to Oakes Estates residents. They will contact the company bringing water to the Standing Oaks PUD.

New Business: We did not collect membership fees for 2007 and it was discussed that fees will be reinstated as communicated in the annual letter for 2008. The fees are $25.00. Karl to meet with Tim Nance to work on the ongoing concern of keeping streets closed going east towards Logan Blvd. There is concern with future changes in county personnel that we need to keep remain vigilant in ensuring that none of our lanes are connected to Logan Blvd. Bob Walker will call transportation to see when the actual opening to Valewood Drive from Autumn Oaks will occur.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn at 8:34 p.m. By Barb and seconded by Jim and motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara Collins, Secretary

 

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