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Oakes Estates Advisory Board
Minutes- December 4, 2012

Directors present: Tim Witherite, Bob Walker, Barb Collins, Jim Rice, Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, and Mike Vitte. Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. With a quorum present.

Approval of October minutes: Jim made a motion to approve the minutes and Bob seconded. The motion was approved and passed.

Treasurer's report: Report from John that nothing new this month. A motion to approve was made by Barb and seconded by Terry and the motion was passed.

Old Business:

Valewood Dr. Extension: Tuesday December 11th at 10am there will be a meeting at the county commissioners building to award the bid for construction. Bob Roland and Terry will attend the meeting for our neighborhood. Work will hopefully start the first of the year.

Website/Social media: Tim talked to Chuck and a Facebook page has been created. We will add our annual letter on that and can be liked by neighbors.

Annual Meeting: (3/05/2013) Barb will check on pricing of shiny flyer with big announcement of our annual meeting, hopefully to get the attention of our neighbors and entice them to come to the meeting. It was discussed that we ask Nick Casalanguida from the Growth Management Administration to attend and talk at the meeting.

Neighborhood signs: Karl: the missing 2nd LED light has been installed at the cost of $40.00 per light/ $80.00 per sign and looks much better.

New Business:

Filling vacant board seat: Will work on acquiring a new board member, which we don't need to fill until next year. Discussion on meeting date for January meeting due to New Years Day Holiday: motion by Jim and seconded to move the meeting to Tuesday January 8, 2013 same time, motion was approved.

North Naples Baptist Church Update: Vacation Bible School will start March 11th next year for spring break. There will be Live Nativity at the church December 7th,8th and 9th.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:53 by Bob, seconded by Barb and the motion was passed.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara Collins, Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY BOARD

MINUTES – NOVEMBER 6, 2012

 

Directors present:  Tim Witherite, Hiram Garcia, Barb Collins, Nancy Jane Berens, Mike Vitte, Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, Bob Walker and John Nicola.  Meeting called to order at 7:15 with a quorum present.

 

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

 

Treasurer's report:  John Nicola reported the balance as $5,642.39. Membership is 62.  Barb made a motion to approve the treasurer's report and it was seconded by Terry and the motion was passed. 

 

Old Business: 

Valewood Dr. Extension:  No new information.  There is supposed to be a meeting at the county this month to supposedly approve and will know next month. 

 

Neighborhood signs:  Karl brought new top of the line L.E.D. Lights from Home Depot.  The cost is $40.00 per light.  He will install it and get feedback next meeting. 

 

Website/Social Media:  Tim talked to Chuck and will meet with him in the next few weeks to discuss our site with him to decide how we should proceed.

 

New Business:

Annual Meeting Discussion:  Tim will start to put our annual meeting letter together.  Discussion about how we can get the information to our neighbors in the best way.  It may be that we each take a street and hand out the letter and pens that we bought last year.  We will discuss again next month.

 

Next months meeting/Presidents absence:  Tim will not be available to attend next months meeting and Mike Vitte will fill in for him.  We will discuss canvassing the neighborhoods to get our letter out. 

 

Open Agenda: 

North Naples Baptist Church Update:  There will be a live Nativity again this year at the church.  There was a good turnout for trick or treat night.  Gayle will check to see if any problems with us conducting our annual meeting again in the main church.

 

Adjournment:  motion to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. By Terry and seconded by Bob. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Collins, Secretary

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Oakes Estates Advisory Board Meeting

Minutes – October 2,  2012

 

Directors present: Tim Witherite, Terry Iamurri, Hiram Garcia, Jim Rice, Nancy Berens, Mike Vitte, John Nicola and Karl Fry. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

With a quorum.

 

Approval of September minutes: Jim Rice made motion to approve the minutes. Nancy Berens seconded,  the motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Report: John Nicola reported all is the same as last meeting. Bank balance is $5,617.39. Our membership is 58. Jim Rice made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, it was seconded by Mike Vitte, the motion passed.

 

Old Business:

Valewood Dr. Extension: Tim Witherite spoke with pastor Les Wicker from First Congregational Church in regards to the time line of this project. He also sent a letter to check with Nick Casalanguida asking the time lines at this time. The project has been put out to bid. They have received the proposals back. The CCBC should get it approved either on the Nov. or Dec. Board meeting. With construction starting in mid to late January. Completion should be done in six months.

 

Neighborhood Signs: Karl Fry got 2 proposals on the signs from the company that made them. He inquired to see if they could be painted with reflective paint. The company said no but that a reflective vinyl could be put on the border instead. It would be fire engine red. The cost was $340.00 per sign plus a fee of $290.00 to remove and reinstall the signs. The second bid was to repaint the signs for $555.00 and a fee to remove and reinstall the signs $345. For a total of $895.00. After a brief discussion of our intentions to just have the signs show up better at night. Terry Iamurri mentioned the sign at the north end is noticeable at night from the newly install street light at Autumn Oaks. The one by the neighborhood park is noticeable by extra lights in that area. If any need addressing it is the one at Vanderbilt. Karl Fry said there are a bit better spot solar lights for $30.00 each we might try.  He suggested two per sign.  Mike Vitte  made a motion for Karl to look into a bit better light if feasible. If not we will put 2 lights at the south entrance at Vanderbilt for a total of $60.00. Jim Rice seconded the motion and motion passed.

 

Website/Social Media: Three website companies gave bid’s to update and maintain our website. We feel we need to table these proposals until Tim talks with Chuck Cannaday about some of these updates and the addition of setting up a Facebook page to our site.

 

Political Candidates at Meetings: Table this for now.

 

Park Maintenance: All the request we asked for have been done. Pavers got pressure washed and many cabbage palms and trees were pruned up. It is not so overgrown now. It was suggested to Tim to please try to find the responsible party to clean up the cocoplum and oak trees that are over grown across from the park and are encroaching on the sidewalk. Tim seems to think this will fall on Department of Transportation to maintain. He will ask Commissioner Henning to check into this.

 

New Business:

Group Rates on Elevation Certificates: This was tabled for now.

 

Next month’s Meeting/possible absence: Tim Witherite may not be available for next months meeting. Mike Vitte said he will not be attending. The meeting will go on with Tim or with another board member presiding.

 

Open Agenda

Landscaping Immokalee Rd.: Lisa Absher said she has been in contact with Commissioner Henning regarding landscaping she believes was budgeted for areas along Immokalee Rd. along the outer parcels of the Target shopping plaza at Tarpon Bay. She will give us updates as she gets more information.

 

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe gave us updates on the many activities going on at the church. Free movie night, trunk or treat, rummage sale in March to benefit kids going to camp, they will accepting any items you may be cleaning out for this event. For more info you can email Gayle at Gayle@nnbc.net or check www.nnbc.net

 

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. was made by John Nicola and seconded by Karl Fry, motion passed.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Terry Iamurri - Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
May 1, 2012

Directors present: Tim Witherite, Ron Joeckel, Nancy Berens, Terry Iamurri, Karl Fry, Bob Walker, Mike Vitte, John Nicola and Jim Rice. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Approval of minutes: John Nicola made a motion to approve the April minutes. The motion was seconded by Karl Fry and motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s report: Bank balance is $4782.39 and membership count is 46.

 

Old Business:

Valewood Drive Extension: Tim received a call from Commissioner Tom Henning’s office to let us know that the money is in the budget for the next physical year. These budgets are reviewed by the commission during the summer months for final approval. We will need to be diligent to see this stay’s in the budget for next year.

 

Lighting of neighborhood signs: Karl Fry placed one light to see how it would light the southern sign at Vanderbilt entrance. We feel a second light is needed. Terry Iamurri brought 2 types of flood lamps to see how they might work. Karl offered to test them and make a decision about the quantity and type of light needed to light the rest of the signs.

 

New Business:

Traffic count on Oakes Blvd.:  Tim sent out traffic counts from Nick Casalanguida’s office to all board members. They are printed in year quarter’s and counts from north and south ends of Oakes Blvd. Tim will contact Nick’s office to get some clarity to these counts. Tim offered to get with the county about re-striping the turn lane on Oakes Blvd. in front of Spanish Oakes Lane.

 

Posting of agenda’s on website: Peggy and Dale Willard attended this meeting. Peggy had written Tim regarding this and other issues of our neighborhood. Jim Rice made a motion that we establish to have Chuck Cannaday post the agendas on the website and send out an email blast to those on the list. Tim will get the agenda ready approximately a week ahead of the meeting for Chuck to post. Bob Walker seconded the motion and the motion passed. Jim Rice suggested we get a link to Face Book for our website to make it popular and easier for people to connect to us.

 

Summer meeting schedule: Tim Witherite made note that the July meeting will conflict with 4th. Mike Vitte made a motion to not have the July and Aug. meeting because not much should be going on. The president will reserve the right to call a meeting if he deems necessary. Karl Fry seconded the motion and the motion passed.

 

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church:  Gayle Hahe reminded everyone about their newsletter. She let everyone know that they are already taking registration for their vacation bible school. You can register on line at www.nnbc.net  the dates are June 11-15.

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn at 7:44 was made by John Nicola and seconded by Terry Iamurri, motion passed.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Terry Iamurri -Secretary

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
February Minutes Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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

 

Approval of minutes: Bob Walker made a motion to approve the January 3rd, minutes Nancy Berens seconded the motion. The motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Report: John Nicola reported that our cash balance is $4844.04. We have only 2 paid members. This is a reminder to all to please pay membership dues by next month.

 

Old Business:

Valewood Drive Extension: Tim Witherite has been in close contact with the county on this. It was suppose to be on a consent agenda which would not need our presence. It was changed and put on the regular agenda. Tim scrambled to be there. The Collier County board of commissioners entered into an agreement to put this with other road projects that will be funded and paid in installments to the contractors. When the Valewood Extension construction gets closer there will be another CCBC meeting for final approval. With some luck it should start later this year.

 

Neighborhood Recognition/Annual Meeting:  Tim Witherite confirmed that we will have 2 guest speakers on Tues. March 6th at our Annual Meeting at 7p.m. They will be County Commissioner Tom Henning and North Naples Fire District Chief Orly Stolts. We will offer refreshments. Gayle Hahe will provide someone from North Naples Baptist Church to make coffee and they will provide the cups and paper products we will make a donation for this service. John Nicola will bring raffle tickets for the prizes we will be giving away. Terry Iamurri will set up a membership table. Nancy Berens is looking into getting slimmer pens to go out with the mailing of the annual newsletter. Barb Collins will need to get it to the printers early next week.

 

Drainage issue: Nothing so far has been done.

 

New Business:

FEMA Flood Maps: Tim Witherite and Hiram Garcia attended the county meetings on this. Our neighborhood appears to have no set guide to where the neighborhood falls as a whole. Each property is different. Tim Witherite said the satellite view appears for Oakes Estates looks like a speckled trout. It is strongly suggested that each home owner check the newest FEMA flood maps which should be available on the county website any day.

 

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe reported that they will host a rummage sale fund raiser on 3/24/12 in the Gym from 7a.m. to noon. You can purchase a table to sell your own stuff. They welcome neighborhood donations for this. Proceeds will go toward sending kids to CentriKid Camp. There annual Spring Block Party will be April 14th. Feb. 12th at 11:30 Pancake brunch fundraiser in the Gym. For more info contact Gayle at www.nnbc.net  or 597-2201.

 

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn at 7:28 by Bob Walker and seconded by Hiram Garcia, motion carried.

 

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES ADVISORY, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes from January 3, 2011

Directors present:  Tim Witherite, Hiram Garcia, Barb Collins, Jim Rice, Terry Iamurri, Mike Vitte, John Nicola,  Ron Joeckel,  Bob Walker and Nancy Berens .  Meeting called to order at 7:03 with a quorum present.

 

Approval of Minutes:  Jim made a motion to approve and Bob seconded and a motion was passed to approve December minutes.

 

Treasurer's report:  John Nicola reported our cash balance is $4,844.04 with a member count of 40 at the end of the year.  Barb made a motion to approve the treasurer's report and Bob seconded with the motion passing. 

 

Valewood Extension:  Tim has not heard anything new in December but feels we will have some update this month from the county.

 

Neighborhood Recognition:  The discussion included research done by Nancy regarding pens to be used in the promotion of our neighborhood participation, that will show our name and the website.  Jim made a motion and Barb  seconded a $1,000.00 not to exceed budget to including the buying of the pens, and including them in the mailing out of our annual letter to the neighborhood.  The cost will go up with that increased weight but Tim plans to condense the amount of information to achieve the goal of two pages.  This will include an application to join our association.  The motion was voted on and passed.  Nancy will get a sample pen as soon as possible and Tim will draft an annual letter for approval.  When we have that done, Barb will take it to the printers to get an estimate for how much it will cost for printing and mailing. 

 

Signs:  It was agreed that the new directional signs on the corner of Spanish Oaks and Oakes Blvd. are much better than what was originally put up. 

 

Drainage Issues:  S.W. Florida Water Management poured concrete and added fill dirt where needed but nothing has been done to clean the culverts that have become overgrown mostly on some vacant lot sites. 

 

New Business:

 

Reminder that the February meeting has been moved to  Tuesday, January 31st .

 

Annual Meeting Planning:  Will be held at the North Naples Baptist Church on March 6, 2012.  It was discussed that Tim will contact Tom Henning and the person who is opposing him in the next election, Mr. McDaniels to give us a short talk of their vision to work with our neighborhood.  Their was also discussion to ask Camela Patton, the Superintendent of Schools.  Our  neighbor, Michael Swanson from Standing Oaks who is a Deputy of Safety, Fire Training & Special Operations, North Naples is also a possibility to give us a short talk on how to keep your home safe during the now dry season.  We will have a table set up at the door again to try to recruit new members.  Tim has announced that this coming last year will be his last as president.
 

North Naples Baptist Church Update:  Gayle Hayhe reported that the response to the Christmas Activities was very active this year.  There will be a rummage sale fund raiser on 3/24/12 in the Gym from 7am to noon. (please donate, buy or purchase a table to sell your own stuff).  Proceeds will go toward sending kids to CentriKID Camp.  Jim proposed we send the information out on our website to help send a child to camp.  There will be an annual Spring Block Party on April 14th.

 

Adjournment:  Motion to adjourn at 8:05 by Barb and seconded by Mike and the motion carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara Collins, Secretary

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