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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from December 1, 2009

Directors Present: Tim Witherite, Denny Baker, Hiram Garcia, Sean Libby, Bob Walker, Ron Joeckel, Terry Iamurri, Barb Collins, Jim Rice, Noah Standridge and John Nicola.

Approval of minutes: Barb made a motion to approve November minutes and it was seconded by Denny and the motion was passed.

Treasurer's report: John Nicola reported our current balance as $4,962.38. The current membership remains at 52. Bob Walker made a motion to approve the treasurer's report and it was seconded by Jim Rice and the motion was passed. The gift certificate has been bought for Chuck Cannaday and Tim will be giving it to him.

Neighborhood Signs: Peter Goodin was unable to attend the meeting. Nothing new to report and it is not known if the other sign permits have been applied for.

Immokalee Road I-75 update: The work on Immokalee Road is expected to be done at the end of January 2010. The information on Valewood extension has not been through budget committee at the county. Bob Walker will keep up on any progress, but it was agreed by all that we would not press the issue at this time.

New business: We will be loosing Denny Baker as V.P. but he will remain as a board member. We will also be loosing Noah Standridge as a board member. Tim Witherite will remain as president for the next year. It was discussed whether we need new board members now. Jim Rice made a motion for all of us to solicit our neighbors to add board members, and address the issues on our website. Barb Collins seconded the motion and it was passed. Tim said he would research our by-laws to see what will be needed. Jim Rice made a motion to reduce the yearly association fees to $20 if they are paid by March 31st, 2010, the motion was seconded by Denny and it was passed. Tim will work on the annual letter to be sent out to the neighborhood a month before ourt February annual meeting. Gayle Hahe took our picture while at the meeting to be included in the annual letter for neighborhood familiarity. It was discussed whether we would invite guests such as Mark Rubio or a panel of Physicians who live in the neighborhood to have a Q&A regarding health insurance issues we are all facing. This would hopefully bring attention to the meeting and bring in more of the residents. It was also discussed that we would have a table set up to greet all who attend and give out name tags at the time of arrival. Anyone connected to these individuals is asked to try to facilitate.

The January meeting will be scheduled as usual because of many things to do to get ready for annual meeting in February.

Neighborhood yard sale: Noah will contact the church to see if we can have another neighborhood yard sale and coordinate ads for a sale in 2010. The one we had last year was a big success. It was discussed that participation in the event would be only for active paid members and the membership fee could be paid at the time of the event. The dates we are looking for are March 6th or 13th 2010.

School bus stops: Noah researched the possibility of these and was told the county will not participate. It was agreed to shelf the idea for now.

Gayle Hahe gave us information for all the activities at the North Naples Baptist Church this month. Some of these include, Christmas Break Movies & Crafts December 21-23 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Youth Department gift wrapping service available for donation. Children's Musical and Birthday party for Jesus 12/26 6-7:30 p.m. Christmas Break Vacation Bible School. FREE register at www.NNBC.net 12/28 thru 12/31 10 a.m. to 12:30

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn 8:05 p.m. by Terry and seconded by Barb. Motion was passed.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Collins, secretary
 

OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from November 6, 2009

 

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from October 6, 2009

Directors Present: Tim Witherite, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Terry Iamurri, John Nicola, Sean Libby, Mike Vitte, Bob Walker and Jim Rice. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 with a quorum present.

Approval of minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve the September minutes; Bob Walker seconded the motion and motion passed.

Treasurer's report: John Nicola reported our current balance is $4,937.38. Current paid members is 52. Bob Walker made a motion to approve the treasurer's report, Jim Rice seconded and motion passed.

Neighborhood signs: Peter Goodin reported the county "right of way" permitting is a $1,000.00 which was expected. The county building department wants $128.00 for each sign. Which was not approved to fall within our budget guidelines for the sign installation. Bob Walker made a motion, after much discussion, to make an appropriation of an additional $500.00 for a total budget of $4,000.00 for the signs and installation. Ron Joeckel seconded the motion and motion carried.

Bus stops and grant funding: Noah Standridge was absent to report on this. Jim Rice made a motion to table this item, it was seconded by Mike Vitte and the motion carried.

New Business:

Rezoning of Cullen Walker Property: This property is located on the south east corner of Logan and Immokalee Roads. Peter Goodin let us know that Cullen Walker's property is trying to rezone his 41 acres to Commercial/Residential which will be a C-1, C-4 category. This will impact Saturnia Lakes and possibly the end houses of Hidden Oaks Lane depending on the outcome and type of building(s) projected.

Shops at Tarpon Bay: Bob Walker made an observation and a suggestion, these stores are in our backyards and many seem to be struggling. He suggested we should try to patronize as many as possible. It will hurt the neighborhood and our convenience if this becomes a ghost or abandoned shopping plaza. It is much easier than going through the construction area around the interstate on Immokalee Road.

Landscaping on Vanderbilt Beach Road: Peter Goodin stated that landscaping is in its final stages and to the median east of Oakes Blvd. has not been planted. Tim Witherite made a suggestion to have Peter check on this. It would be an enhancement to the installation of our Oakes Estates signs if this were done.

Children at Play: Peter Goodin made a suggestion that we may consider purchasing signs for residence who live on Oakes Blvd. and would like to have a "children at play" sign available to them. This could be done inexpensively by purchasing online. This will be considered at a future meeting. This will help deter people from speeding down Oakes Blvd.

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe wanted to invite our Oakes Estates Community families to movie madness. The free movie for parents to drop off their kindergarten- 6th graders is Monsters and Aliens is Friday, Oct. 23rd from 6:30-9:00 p.m. A free trunk or treat community block party is also being sponsored by the church on Saturday, October 31st from 4-7p.m. There will be a bounce house, dunk tank, face painting, games and prizes, along with free BBQ and potluck items. Come dressed in your favorite "non scary" costume. All of Oakes Estates residences are welcome to theses events. Safe family fun. More info call Gayle at 597-2201 or go to www.nnbc.net


Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from September 1, 2009

Directors Present: Tim Witherite, Denny Baker, Ron Joeckel, Mike Vitte, Sean Libby, Hiram Garcia, Bob Walker and Terry Iamurri. The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of July Minutes: No meeting took place in August. Terry Iamurri made a motion to approve the July minutes; Hiram Garcia seconded the motion and motion passed.

Treasurer's report: Tim Witherite reported for John Nicola that we have a current balance of $5037.38. Current paid members is still 51. Our three new Oakes Estates signs were picked up and paid for at a cost of $2369.10.

Neighborhood Signs: We are waiting to here from Peter Goodin as to when the permits for the signs have been approved. When that happens we will be looking for some volunteers to help install the signs, most likely on a Saturday morning. Bob Walker reminded the board that the placement of the Oakes Estates sign on the north end of Oakes Blvd. will be on Ken & Carol Carter's property easement and he would like to be present when it is being installed.

Possible Palm Donation: Island Walk told Tim Witherite that FPL relocated all the possible donation palms back on their property, so their are none that will be donated.

Bus stops and grant funding: This has been on the agenda to follow up on. Tim Witherite said he will contact Noah Standridge to see what progress he is making.

Kaye Homes and Fire District Property: Contact was made to the former owner Stuart Kaye of Kaye Homes and to the current owner Bank of America. We don't know who took care of getting the property mowed and pruned up, but it has been taken care of in the last few weeks. The Fire District Property will be getting mowed soon. They have said they will not be using the property to store equipment in the future.

Meeting Sign: Bob Walker offered to pick up, store and set out the Oakes meeting signs from Tim Witherite starting September 2nd.

Board Member Replacement: Karl Frye has a conflict with his work meetings and time of the Oakes Advisory meetings and has asked to be replaced. Jim Rice offered to take his place on the board. Denny Baker made a motion to except Jim Rice's offer to replace Karl Frye on the Oakes Advisory board, Terry Iamurri seconded the motion and the motion carried.

First Congregational Church: Their was some concern that the parking lot was in the way of the new intersection that would be connecting Valewood and Autumn Oakes Lane. The site plans were brought by Bob Walker and it clearly shows there is a jog for the easement that will make up that intersection for connection.

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hayhe welcomed all parents who would like to drop off their kids for "movie madness" on Friday, September 18. The movie will be Charlotte's Web. Gayle Hayhe reminded all Oakes Residence they are welcome to attend the Church’s Block Party on Saturday, October 31st from 4-7 p.m. They will be serving hot dogs and refreshments. This will include a trunk or treat night for the kids, face painting, bounce house and lots of joy for the whole family. They will have Swamp Buggies on display. These are events the church is sponsoring and is graciously extending invitations to all within our neighborhood.

Jim Rice made a motion for the Oakes Estates Advisory to donate $100.00 toward hotdogs for this event while reminding us the church has never charged us for meeting in their facility. Denny Baker amended the motion to just give them a donation of $100.00 to buy what they need. Bob Walker seconded the motion and the motion carried. If you would like more information about these or future events please visit the Church’s website at www.nnbc.net.

Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from August , 2009

NO MEETING

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from July 7, 2009

Directors Present: Tim Witherite, Denny Baker, Ron Joekel, Hiram Garcia, Sean Libby, Mike Vitte, John Nicola and Terry Iamurri. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of June Minutes: Denny Baker made a motion to approve the minutes, Sean Libby seconded and the motion passed.

Treasurer's report: John Nicola reported we have a current balance of $7406.48 with 51 paid members. In 2008 we had 101 paid members.

Neighborhood signs: Peter Goodin reported he got with Linda Absher about the signs. He came with pricing of different posts to secure the signs. He has submitted the signs for permitting by the county and will place the order for the signs.

Signs and traffic signals: Tim Witherite reported all signs and traffic signals are now in place and working, except with the "No Through Truck" signs on Vanderbilt Beach Road.

Palm Donation: Tim Witherite reported he has been contacting Island Walk each month just to see if any palms maybe left to donate to our community. He has not received any information at this time.

New Business: Tim Witherite took pictures of Kay Homes property. The appearance is it is not being maintained. Karl Fry offered to contact them to see who might own it at this time and ask to have them mow it. Tim Witherite offered to contact the fire department to see if they might remove some debris left on the property. Peter Goodin suggested we should consider taking over clean up from Gabe the Granite Guy in maintaining Oakes Blvd. He will contact the county to inquire. Ron Joekel reminded every one we will not meet in August. Tim Witherite announce that St. Monica's Church will be having their ground breaking for their addition this Sunday the 12 at their 10:00a.m. service.

Gayle Hayhe from North Naples Baptist reminded our community that all children, any age are welcome to attend Open Gymn from 7-10p.m. on Thursday evenings. "Date Night" is July 17th the movie Hotel for Dogs, parents bring your kids. Phone NNBC for more information 597-2201.

Adjournment:  Terry Iamurri made a motion to adjourn at 7:42p.m. and seconded by Karl Fry, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri, secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from June 2, 2009

Directors Present: Tim Witherite, Terry Iamurri, Bob Walker, Ron Joekel, Hiram Garcia, John Nicola, Sean Libby and Mike Vitte. The meeting was called to order at 7:02p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of May minutes: Bob made a motion to approve and John seconded and the motion was passed.

Treasurer's report: John reported no changes since last meeting. Our current balance is $7,381.48 with 50 paid members.

Neighborhood signs: Terry made a motion to approve the expenditure of up to $3500.00 for the purchase of 3 signs, permitting and other items necessary to complete the installation of the signs. Mike seconded the motion and motion passed unanimously.

Signs and Traffic signal update: Traffic signals are working without delays. We are still missing an Oakes Blvd. sign at Immokalee Road. No thru truck signs need to be installed on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Tim said he will notify the county again of these oversights.

Bus Stops and grant funding: Noah was out of town. We hope to have an update next meeting.

Possible donation of palms: Island Walk has approximately 100 coconut and queen palms that are between 20'-30' tall that need to be moved from the power easement in the upcoming months. They will be trying to use as many as possible in their own subdivision. If there become any left we maybe notified. If and when we might get notified we would be responsible for moving and installing these palms if we so chose.

Suspension of August meeting: Bob made a motion to cancel the August meeting. Ron seconded and the motion carried.

Gayle Hayhe from North Naples Baptist Church let us know that they will have Vacation Bible School starting June 15-19 from 9-12:30p.m. Registration can be on line: www.nnbc.net. Open Gym has been moved to Thursday nights, this is free and fun night for teens. They have also have Friday night "lock in" for teens as well. They are welcoming all Oakes residence to these events. You can contact the church for more information.

Respectfully submitted by,
Terry Iamurri, secretary

 

OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from May 5, 2009

Directors present: Tim Witherite, Barb Collins, Bob Walker, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Mike Vitte, Terri Iamurri, Denny Baker, and Noah Standridge. The meeting was called to order at 7:07p.m. with a quorum present.

Introduction: informal introduction of all present.

Approval of April minutes: Bob made a motion to approve and Ron seconded and the motion was passed.

Treasurer's report: called in from John Nicola the balance is $7381.48 and 50 members

Neighborhood signs - continuation: Peter gave an update on his work getting bids for the signs. It was discussed that we accept a bid from Sign Works for three signs including permitting at $700/per sign. We would give 50% down and 50% when finished. Permitting cost is $1000.00. It was discussed that we would need landscaping to cover the back of the sign. Ken Carpenter was contacted about erecting the sign on the corner of his property at the Southwest corner of Autumn Oaks and was open to the idea. It was also discussed that board members would but posts from Home Depot to mount the signs themselves.

Update on St. Monica's rezoning: they had a conditional use meeting last night and are looking for K12 or preschool - want to prepare for later expansion for up to 100 students. Want to start initially with 20.

Signs and traffic signals update: There is still no official sign on the corner of Oakes and Immokalee Rd. Turn signs are up for turning to Oakes on Immokalee.

Possible donation of palms: Discussion included the problems coconut palms would have concerning the disease, lethal yellow. Any other palms including the coconut would also have continuous upkeep with trimming. Follow up on what is available will continue.

Removal of animal traps: It was decided that we will let the issue drop and the trap will probably be picked up. Denny made a motion to terminate the service seconded by Barb and the motion carried.

New Business: Bus stops: cost estimate is $15,000 per stop, with possibility of county funding from MPO. Noah will look into applying for those funds.
Gayle Hayhe from North Naples Baptist Church proposed that the church will host another block party on October 31st including all from our Oakes neighborhood.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn from 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 April 7, 2009

Directors Present: Tim Witherite, Barb Collins, Bob Walker, Karl Fry, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, John Nicola, Mike Vitte, Terri Iamurri, and Denny Baker. The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. with a quorum present.

Introduction: informal introductions of all present.

Approval of March minutes: Bob made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by John and the motion was carried.

Treasurer's report: John Nicola reported that our balance is $7,500.13. and the membership for this year is 48 so far.

Saint Monica's Update: Reverend Kathy Schillreff reported that it has taken a year for expansion permits. They will now expand only one half of the proposed building. They are seeking a conditional use zoning to start having students not to exceed 15. Classical Academy of Naples. There will not be any access to the school from Autumn Oaks, only Immokalee Road.

Report on meeting with Transportation & Peter Goodin: Peter and Tim got together on April 4th with Bob Tipton.
1. The light at Oakes & Vanderbilt will go back to being able to turn after the turn light goes off when construction completed.
2. Signs announcing no large trucks to be erected soon. New signs on Valewood in two places to yield for u-turn traffic on Immokalee, coming from Quail Creek developments.
3. Will talk to Ken Carter on West Autumn Oaks about setting introduction sign to Oakes Estates.

Neighborhood signs: Peter updated his information concerning the cost of signs. the permitting cost is $1,000, installation approximately $3,000, not including the cost of the signs. A motion from Denny seconded by Barb to have Peter get 3 bids for work on the project and will go from there. Motion from Bob seconded by John to give Peter a budget for a mock up sign from whoever we choose for the project. Peter gave us a mock up of how big the sign would be and how it would look. Peter talked with Bob Tifton and was told we need to approach Norm Feeder on continued steps for traffic calming in the future.

New Business: Construction of landscaping on Vanderbilt now that work is done. to give protection to English Oaks residents. It was discussed that it would be looked into.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn from Barb, seconded by Bob at 8:20 and the motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Collins, secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from March 8, 2009

Directors present:  Tim Witherite, Barb Collins, John Nicola, Bob Walker, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Denny Baker, Sean Libbey, Mike Vitte and Terri Iamurri.  The meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m.  with a quorum present.

Introduction:  informal introductions of all present.

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

Treasurer's report:  John Nicola reported that our bank balance is $7,320.13.  Our current membership is at 41.

Neighborhood signs:  Lisa gave information that the estimated costs of the signs is about $2,000 apiece.  That would be a wooden sign with the posts included.  John will call Peter to see if he an contact anyone else for another quote. 

Neighborhood picnic:  It was a great success with approximately 60 Oakes Estates family and kids, with close to 200 in all with church members.  Gayle Hayhe was very pleased with the turnout and hopes to have another one in the fall. 

New Business:  Speed and truck enforcement on Oakes.

            A.  It was discussed that we would request to have the police start to patrol.  John made a motion that we would have Chuck send out e-mail to neighbors to have everyone adhere to the  35 MPH, and seconded by Ron and the motion was carried.  Sean volunteered to contact police to request speed enforcement measures.

            Gayle reminded us that the church still sponsors movie nights and will have an Easter egg hunt after the service on Easter.  The community is invited to open gymnasium night on Sundays at 6p.m. indoor volleyball and basketball included.  Bob made a motion to add a link to our website for the church and its activities for further information.  It was seconded by Barb and the motion carried.  Their website is www.nnbc.net 

            Lisa informed us that another bobcat has been seen on Spanish Oakes.  No further information on any coyotes.

Adjournment:  Bob made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m., Barb seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Collins, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from February 3 2009

Directors present:  Karl Fry, John Nicola, Bob Walker, Barb Collins, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Noah Standridge, Tim Witherite, Denny Baker,  and Jim Rice.  The meeting was called to order at 7:08 with a quorum present.

Introduction:  Officers and Directors and attendees all introduced themselves and what streets they live on to all at the meeting.

Approval of January minutes:  Bob made a motion to approve the January minutes and John seconded  and the motion was carried.

Treasurer's report:  John Nicola reported that our member count was still 101 and the checkbook balance  is $6,530.96 after paying the invoices for the new neighborhood address list and the mailing of our flier with information about the annual meeting, picnic, and neighborhood yard sale.

Neighborhood Vision Update:  We all reviewed our "Vision Update", and agreed our neighborhood has improved greatly with everyone's hard work.

Summary of Current Neighborhood Issues:  The neighborhood  sign work is still being worked on.  Lisa will be contacted to get estimates to include sign for the south end of Spanish Oaks

Election of Officers:  Jim Rice and Lisa Absher have asked to step down from the board and it was agreed that their hard work will be missed.  We had two new members nominated for the board.  They are Shawn Libby and Mike Vitte.  There was a motion to elect from Barb and seconded by Bob and the motion was approved.  John Nicola will continue as treasurer, Barb Collins and Terri Iamurri will continue as co-secretaries.  Denny Baker will continue as V.P.  Denny nominated Tim Witherite as President, it was seconded by Barb and the motion was approved.  A big thanks to Karl Fry for all his hard work as president from all.

New Business:  It has been observed that there seems to be a lot of cars going to Immokalee Rd., turning east and then doing a u-turn at Valewood.  It was discussed that we will watch it for now and see if the county will need to intervene for safety. 

Upcoming events:  Gayle Hahe was there to talk about our joint picnic scheduled for Saturday 2/21/09 at the North Naples Baptist Church from 5-7p.m.  E-mails will be sent and hope to have a great turnout.

Adjournment:  motion to adjourn at 8:08 from Barb seconded by Ron and motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara Collins, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from January 8, 2009

Directors present:  Karl Fry, Terri Iamurri, Barbara Collins, Ron Joeckel, Hiram Garcia, Tim Witherite, Jim Rice, Noah Standridge, John Nicola, Bob Walker and Denny Baker.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. with a quorum present.

Approval of December Minutes:  Jim Rice made a motion to approve the minutes, Bob seconded and the motion was carried.

Treasurer's Report:  John Nicola reported that our member count was 101.  The balance in our checkbook 12/31/08 $7,513.70

Follow-up items from meeting with Commissioner Henning and Collier County Transportation executives:  Lisa has done the preliminary work on renderings for signs with information from sign companies on possible costs.  The size of the signs will be determined by the county depending on the location. Discussed that we are going for 6ft X 4ft and Lisa will try to get square foot quotes.

Signs are up for our new 35 MPH speed limits.  There will be further discussion on the design of the signs.

Update by Committees' Chair  Neighborhood park completed, Jim Rice thanked by all for all his hard work.

Other:  Community Yard Sale – January 23rd at the church  on the corner of Immokalee and Oakes Blvd., from 8 a.m. To noon. 

Pot luck dinner- scheduled for Saturday February 21st from 5 to 7 p.m.  At the North Naples Baptist Church.  We will support the dinner , Jim made a motion to approve $500 for meat and drinks and Noah seconded and the motion was approved. 

Annual Meeting and Annual Letter:  Denny will get  an updated list of neighborhood addresses to send out pamphlet with information concerning membership dues, neighborhood picnic, neighborhood picnic and dates for our Annual meeting to encourage all who can to attend.  Barbara will have pamphlet made by Kinko's who will send it out as soon as possible.     Terri made a motion to approve no more than $600 to get this accomplished and it was seconded by Tim and the motion was approved. 

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

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara Collins, Secretary

 

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