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Meetings are on the First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the North Naples Baptist Church on the corner of Golden Oaks Lane and Oakes Blvd.

 


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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Minutes Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 7:00p.m.

Call to order/determination of quorum: Hiram Garcia, Terry Iamurri Jim Rice, Bob Walker, Roland Fondessey, Mike Vitte, Tony Palladino, Karl Fry and Jamie Ringhofer, with a quorum present meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. OENA board introduced themselves and guest in attendance were Carol Barkauskas, Jim Glase and Dr. Bob Casola.

Approval of October minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve last month’s minutes, it was seconded by Tony Paladino, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Karl reported for John Nicola whom was out of town that there were no changes. Bank balance is the same at $3625.69

Old Business:

Southbrooke PUD (Medical /Office development): Karl reported that he sent an email with our letter of non-opposition attached to Commissioner Henning and Mark Strain to the effect that our board and even close neighbors on Autumn Oaks do not oppose the project as we negotiated far greater setbacks, vegetative buffers, walls, and very limited business uses. However, he said that individual property owners may show up to oppose the project when the BCC reviews the project on 11/17. 

Destiny Church – Activities/Hours/Noise/Traffic Impact on Residents: Karl requested updates from church neighbors / board members Bob Walker and Tony Palladino. Bob wrote an email letting him know of the trunk or treat that was held at the church was outside setting up all day when it started at 6 p.m. it had a loud PA system, music and portable light system that was pointed at the neighboring homes on Hidden Oaks Lane. Tony Paladino confirmed that noise went on until 10 p.m. Bob spoke with Pastor Greg the following day regarding the event’s disturbance--he said they are a growing church and like to have events outside not to deal with clean up within the sanctuary. Surrounding neighbors have noticed traffic with the events at the church are daily and evenings. Jamie Ringhofer offered to draft a letter in coming weeks to Pastor Greg on our behalf regarding apparent disregard for the quiet enjoyment of nearby neighbors. Karl has forwarded the emails Bob and Tony wrote on to Commissioner Henning and Mark Strain for them to look into. Jim Rice made a motion that we as a board formally petition the county for any information or options the OENA might have to protect the basic rights of our residents in the wake of ever-more frequent and long-hour events being held by the church. Bob Walker seconded with the motion passing.

New Business:

Identity Theft – Free Public forum on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 will be held from 10-11:30 at Naples Daily News 1100 Immokalee Rd. in their community room. Limit to the first 150 people to arrive. Collier County sheriff Neal Bohannon provided this information for us to share. A panel of expert speakers will advise how to avoid being victimized and how to minimize damages if online predators are successful.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Sat. Nov. 8 at 8 a.m. Walk For Life & Family Fun Fest, also student work day and movie night from noon to 4pm. NNBC is having a book drive to put a new book into elementary children’s hands who receive free or reduced lunch please inquire about these and other upcoming events with Gayle Hahe at gayle@nnbc.net or 597-2201.

Adjournment: Jim Rice made a motion to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. Tony Paladino seconded the motion and motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 6, 2015 7:00 P.M.

Call to order/determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Hiram Garcia, John Nicola, Nic Spano, Tony Palladino, Terry Iamurri, Mike Vitte and Steve Bracci with a quorum present the meeting was called to 0rder at 7:04 p.m.

Approval of minutes: Tony made a motion to approve the September minutes, Hiram seconded and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported no changes. Bank balance $3625.69 with a total of 20 contributors.

Old Business:

Southbrooke PUD (medical/office Development): The development was approved by the planning commission. Brian Howell will bring it in front of the County Commission on Nov. 17th. Karl will check in with Commissioner Henning to see if feels we need to be there.

Destiny Church – Activities/Hours impact on residents: Karl reached out to Pastor Greg regarding the noise and traffic. Pastor Greg said they have put in sound panels and the sound transmissions have reduced in terms of decimals. He says they are lower than the county limit. He sees the future of his parish/church growing and expects in time to build a new sanctuary on the property. The neighbors do not feel anything has changed. Karl said he will contact Mark Strain to see if there is any action we might take regarding the noise and safety issues for the immediate neighbors.

New Business:

Autumn Oakes 13.9 acre corner: For those that attended the Southbrooke planning meeting something was said from county staff that this parcel may still have conditional use. It was suggested that Karl go to Mark Strain for clarity of its possible use.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle Hahe let us know they will be celebrating their 29th church anniversary with a potluck dinner to honor the staff on Sunday, Oct. 11th at 11:30 a.m. She also let us know they have a possible senior pastor in the wings to lead there parish after the retirement/move of Pastor Helton Hixon. For more information about upcoming events and activities contact gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment:  Mike made a motion to adjourn at 7:45p.m. Terry Iamurri seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2015

Call to order/determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, Hiram Garcia, Tony Palladino, John Nicola, Jamie Ringhofer and Jim Rice with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. An introduction of the board and guests in attendance were Jamie Ringhofer’s son and daughter, Frank and Tracy Millot and Jim Glace from Hidden Oaks Lane.

Approval of minutes: Jim made a motion to approve the June minutes, it was seconded by Tony and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $3625.69 with 2 new contributions. Bring a total of 20 contributions for 2015 year. We have not solicited contributions this year.

Old Business:

Southbrooke PUD (Medical/Office Development): Karl attended the three hour planning Commission meeting, chaired by Mark Strain. After the presentations Karl spoke briefly that our letter of non-opposition was negotiated in good faith by the developers. Karl was clear that we and our Autumn Oaks residents would prefer a single family home or just trees. Staff recommended rejection based on the language in the Golden Gate Master Plan regarding where commercial uses should go. The planning commissioners unanimously overruled the staff’s recommendation and approved the project. Although the commission decided it was a reasonable and benign use of this property, Chairman Strain made sure that all specific provisions from our OENA letter were integrated directly into language of the PUD. The PUD and the plan amendment will now go to the Board of County Commission for final approval.

  • There is a committee being formed to begin the GG Master Plan revision process. Mark Strain suggested we get a representative on it.

Closing of North End of Oakes Blvd: The results from the June 24th, Safety Commission Meeting that Bob Walker and Karl Fry attended were that there is no tangible reason to close the north end of Oakes Blvd. The Safety Commission felt there was merit in the proposal to eliminate the left turn lane that allows you to cut through the median to head south on Oakes when traveling westbound on Immokalee Road. The county’s in-house design team will begin conceptual drawings to eliminate the westbound turn lane and subsequent expansion of the eastbound turn lane onto Valewood Drive north. We will be notified of a public meeting for the final plans.

Water Management Standards for Oakes Estates: Tabled.

New Business:

Change monthly Meeting Date to avoid conflict with Collier County School Board Meeting: Tony made a motion to move OENA meeting to the first Tuesday of the month. Terry seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Open Agenda:

Blue Zone: The OENA was invited to attend an introductory meeting of the Blue Zone project, as were other HOA and Country Clubs from Collier County. Terry attended this meeting. It was decided unanimously by the board that this was a social choice. Not something we the board should be involved in or promote. It is not within the stated mission and scope of our organization. The board discussed that if any residents did want information they have the right to attend a Blue Zone meeting.

Water leak at bridge at Tarpon Bay: Terry reported that there was a water leak at the bridge at Tarpon Bay she noticed over the Labor Day weekend. The water was coming up between a slice in the concrete apron of the bridge and was flowing into the canal below. She took pictures to show the retaining wall had shifted a few inches most likely due to the water flow. She did not know which agency to call. Karl requested she send him the pictures and he would follow up with sending them to Nick Casalanguida and a carbon copy to Commissioner Henning. At the time of writing, the county has already replied that they will investigate.

Destiny Church: Numerous people brought up that the church is keeping longer hours than anticipated, the music particularly the bass is so loud that there is vibration in nearby homes and the very large banner that has been up for weeks are not a pleasant to the neighborhood. Karl offered to contact the pastor to bring these things to his attention in light of his initial commitments to our group that the church would be a good neighbor.

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle Hahe highlighted that September 18 & 19th 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. they will have a 24 hour prayer time. Sign-up on the clock in the welcome center. She also noted that they will be having a book drive as a Christmas gift to put a book in every 4th Graders’ hands. They sponsor Laurel Oak and Vineyards Elementary for this mission. They would greatly welcome new and gently used books, including monetary donations. For more information you can visit www.nnbc.net.

Adjournment: Terry made a motion to adjourn at 8:04 p.m. Jamie seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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No Meetings July/August Summer Break

 

Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Call to order/ Determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Hiram Garcia, Tony Palladino, John Nicola, Nic Spano and Terry Iamurri with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. No guests in attendance.

Approval of minutes: Tony made a motion to approve the May minutes as read, it was seconded by Hiram and the motion carried.

Treasure’s report: John reported everything is the same as last month the bank balance is $3,675.69.

Old Business:

Southbrooke PUD (medical/office development): Karl reported that their permitting process will start with Collier County Planning Commission hearing on 8/6/15 to be followed by a Board of County Commission hearing on 9/8/15. The hearings will posted on their site the second or third week of July.

Closing of North End of Oakes Blvd.: Bob Walker was notified the Collier County Safety meeting will be held on June 24th. He and Karl will be attending. Karl said the board will be emailed the communications of that meeting.

Water Management Standards for Oakes Estates: Steve Bracci will schedule a meeting with Jack McKenna to discuss the three points of concern regarding our neighborhood. Karl will notify all the board if anyone else would like to attend.

New Business:

Anonymous letter: John reported that a letter was sent to our P.O. Box anonymously regarding a neighbor dispute. It was asked what the board might do about it. It was discussed that our view as a board is to not intercede. It is not our place to. We encourage placing a non-emergency call to the Sherriff’s dept. to help with any discord or problem that is ongoing. The non-emergency phone number to the Sherriff’s dept. is (239) 252-9300.

No meetings July/August: John made motion to not meet for the July and August meetings. Anything that needs to be dealt with we will do via-email. Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle Hahe wanted everyone to know that all are welcomed their pancake breakfast on Sat. June 20th at 9:00 a.m. please RSVP Chris Campbell at ccampbell98@aol.com. They have many activities going on for more info go to www.nnbc.net. Terry made a motion to make $100.00 donation to church to be used as they see fit. It was seconded by Tony and the motion carried.

Adjourment: John made a motion to adjourn at 7:41 p.m. Karl seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, May, 12th 2015

Call to Order/ Determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, Roland Fondessy, Terry Iamurri, Hiram Garcia, John Nicola and Tony Palladino with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. Karl allowed the board to introduce themselves. An introduction of guests in attendance were Ed White, L.J. & Leigh Knoll, Kelly Gonzales. Ken Carter, Bobbi and Garrett Sutton and Gayle Hahe.

Approval of April Minutes: Roland made a motion to approve the minutes as read, it was seconded by John and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $3,675.69 with 18 contributions made this year.

Old Business:

Southbrooke PUD (medical and office development): Karl reported that the developer is waiting for a hearing date to find out the status of their county permit.

Closing of the North End of Oakes Blvd. Bob Walker was not in attendance but he has been invited to a private safety meeting with the county that will take place in June.

Water Management Standards for Oakes Estates: Karl Fry and Steve Bracci have not yet met with the County to go over their three point considerations they would like to discuss. Ken Carter brought to our attention that he hardly has a swale on his property on the S.W. corner of Oakes Blvd. and Autumn Oaks due to that he has water retaining on his property most the year. With the improvement by the County on the other side of Oakes and Autumn Oakes recently it has made his water retention even worse. He would like Steve and Karl to address this when they meet with the County to see if clearing or digging out of the swales and ditches can be looked at to resolve his saturated yard.

New Business:

Oakes Board member replacement (Fondessy for Walker) : Tony Paladino made a motion to have Roland Fondessy’s wish to step down from the board granted so that Bob Walker can resume on the board without having too many on the Oakes Board by our by-laws. Terry Iamurri seconded the motion and the motion carried. This will also look better when Bob meets with the County in June.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe announced that they will be holding Vacation Bible School Monday, June 8th through June 12th, from 9 a.m – 12:30 p.m. for 3 year old to adults. Please join VBS for “Journey off the Map”. NNBC Summer Block Party will be held Saturday, May 30th from 5-8 p.m. everyone in Oakes Estates is invited. Please contact Gayle Hahe at gayle@nnbc.net for more information.

Adjournment: Roland Fondessy made a motion to adjourn at 7:29 p.m. Mike Vitte seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,

Terry Iamurri - Secretary

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting April 14th, 2015

Call to Order/ Determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, Mike Vitte, Hiram Garcia, Jaime Ringhofer, Nic Spano, Tony Palladino, Roland Fondessey, Jim Rice and John Nicola. With a quorum present meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. Introduction of board and guests in attendance were Bob Walker, Tom Ellis and Bobbi Sutton.

Approval of March Minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve the minutes, it was seconded by Roland motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $3813.09 with 17 contributions this year. The Board has not sent out an Annual Letter with request for contributions thus far this year.

Old Business:

Southbrooke PUD (medical/ office development): Karl Fry reviewed the points that were made in our letter of non-opposition that was sent to Board of County Commissioners. He also reviewed and clarified that we provided a list of acceptable plants to replace non-native species. And that the preserve depth is not consistent along Autumn Oaks Lane—the minimum preserve depth will be 45' which must be reported in the formal submission to the county. We have been told that the preserve varies from 45' to 52' with an average of 48.5' which was previously negotiated.

Closing of North End of Oakes Blvd. – Status of request for meeting with the county: Bob Walker will be representing the board at an upcoming meeting with the Safety Board. This is usually a closed meeting. Dale Bathon, the head of traffic operations, has personally invited Bob to speak for approximately the first 10 minutes of the meeting. He will contact him at least a week before the upcoming meeting in June. Bob will present our poll results in favor of closing the north end of Oakes Blvd and that we also request safer timing for the light a Valewood, possibly adding a dedicated left turn arrow.

New Business:

Water Management Standards for Oakes Estates: Karl said he and Steve Bracci would like to sit down with the County to see what is required or what code might be for water retention /detention areas on residential lots for Oakes Estates. The three points they would like to discuss are:

  • Site plans for water retention in front yards, what might be the reason for this? (We believe they should not be permitted.)
  • Circumstances under which a homeowner is precluded from ever paving their driveway. (We believe no site plan should be approved which precludes a homeowner from paving their driveway.)
  • What appears to be a commercial application such as a concrete overflow structure in a residential neighborhood? (We believe these should never be visible in a residential environment).
  • Jim Rice made a motion to let Karl and Steve move forward with requesting this meeting with the county to get some clarity to these questions. Roland seconded the motion and the motion carried.

    The 13+ acre tract Discussion was brought up at the annual meeting that Mark Strain would look into the history and future of the cycle shop and the 13+ acres parcel on the corner of Autumn Oaks and Oakes Blvd. Mark reported both these parcels are grandfathered in to stay as the business they set up to be and can continue to stay that way as long as they run that way. The 13+ acre tract was a grade and fill business many years ago but has sat idle for at least a decade. We do not know the intent upon selling. We will try to stay vigilant upon any news when this parcel is sold.

    North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe was not in attendance this evening. We missed her. The church is having Youth Movie night on 4/17 "When the Game Stands Tall" , it expounds on the life lessons of caring coach teaching a group of gridiron kids heights of triumph to the depths of defeat. For more information and calendar events go gayle@nnbc.net.

    Board Secretarial Duties: New board member Nic Spano volunteered to assist Terry Iamurri with secretarial duties, replacing retiring board member Barb Collins. Many thanks to Nic!

    Adjournment: Jim Rice made a motion to adjourn at 7:50, Hiram Garcia seconded, the motion carried.

    Respectfully submitted by,

    Terry Iamurri - Secretary

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    Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
    Annual Meeting March 10th, 2015

    Note: Our Annual Meeting immediately followed the Southbrooke PUD Neighborhood Information Meeting.

    Call to Order/ Determination of Quorum: Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, Mike Vitte, Hiram Garcia, Bob Walker, Barb Collins and Jim Rice with a quorum present meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Introduction of all members in attendance. With a total of 45 residents in attendance. Karl asked how people heard about the meeting, one person saw it on Facebook, some by email, others by the flyers.

    Approval of Minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve February’s minutes, it was seconded by Terry Iamurri motion carried.

    Treasurer’s Report: $3999.20 is our bank balance, with 17 residents making contributions this year. We had 127 residents make contributions last year but haven’t sent out an annual letter thus far this year.

    Old Business:

    Southbrooke PUD (medical/Office Development) Final Negotiated design reviewed: The engineer firm Grady Minor left large scale exhibits used during the NIM which were used to review the proposed Southbrooke project. Karl reviewed many of the design negotiations that have come into play thus far with the developer. These will be posted on the website for anyone to see. After much discussion of the buildings, the type of business use, landscaping and the aesthetics Bob Walker made a motion to approve for the board to vote by email for reconsideration the use of slash pines in the landscaping the south and east walls for an alternative plant list being defined in conjunction with county landscape architects and our local arborist Peter Goodin, former Oakes board member. Mike Vitte seconded the motion and the motion carried. (Southbrooke Documents)

    Special Guest: Mark Strain – Collier County Planning Commission and CC. Hearing Examiner: Mark spoke about development along Immokalee Rd. He explained that residents who own land that back up to Immokalee find it undesirable to build a home adjacent to a six lane corridor due to noise. That makes it likely for these types of parcels to be considered for re-zoning or conditional uses (such as churches), just like the Southbrooke project. He said the Collier County Board of Commissioners as of late has taken a conservative view of these projects. Our neighborhood has clout in terms of the form of each proposed development. Mark will also look into the motorcycle shop and the 13.6 parcel to help us understand the latitude available to stay business or revert to residential use. He also offered to come back at any time and give us an overview and slide presentation of Collier County’s development plan.

    Mark brought to our attention that Commissioner Nance has requested that a review be done of the Golden Gate Master Plan. The last time the Collier County Growth management plan was modified was in 2001. It is expected the rewriting of the plans will take 2 years. He said he felt it was crucial we stay involved to see the growth management and the Golden Gate Master plan as they are revising it, especially as relates to the Immokalee corridor. He suggested we attempt to have a representative on the committee whenever it is formed.

    Special Guest: Nic Spano, Realtor – Oakes Estates Real Estate Market: Nic gave a great review of real estate in Oakes Estates.

    Currently there are 12 new homes under construction.

    From March 2013- March 2014 there were 17 closed sales in Oakes estates. Averaging 118 days on the market. The average asking price $554,000- average selling price was $512,000. Average price per sq.ft. was $167.

    From March 2014-March 2015 there 17 closed sales in Oakes Estates. Averaging 84 days on the market. The average asking price was $624,000. Average selling price was $596,000. Average price per sq.ft. was $208.00

    Closing the North End Of Oakes Blvd / Property owner survey and discussion: This was a hot topic. Many spoke from a microphone from the audience of their views regarding this including Pastor Les Wicker, of the First Congregational Church (FCC) on Valewood and Immokalee. He reminded our board that twice the county alluded to the closing of the north end of Oakes Blvd… first when the county wanted to remove our stop light at the north end of Oakes, and then again when his church gave up land to make the Valewood extension possible. FCC gave up land that translated into losing 50 seats in their sanctuary due to parking requirements. The county desired to wait at least a year after the “jog” was completed to determine the impact on traffic patterns and safety. It has now been over 18 months. Rev. Wicker stated there was a verbal commitment on behalf of both the county and the Oakes Estates board that the north end of Oakes would eventually be closed. His main concern is safety of uncontrolled entry onto Immokalee and even worse, the crossing of 3 lanes of traffic by cars turning from Immokalee westbound through the cut in the median. He asked “how would you feel if a dangerous and unnecessary intersection existed right next to your home?”

    After much heated discussion a vote was taken.

    31 – for closing the North end of Oakes Blvd. (69%)

    4 – for closing the southbound turn lane (cut) in the median of Immokalee Rd (for westbound travelers). (9%)

    10 – for leaving Oakes Blvd exactly as it is (22%)

    Karl reiterated that a straw vote with a show of hands at the last March annual meeting in 2014, with a 70% share also choosing to close it. A survey was mailed to all residents this year for them to vote on the issue with the results being 70% of 63 responses supported closing Oakes’ north end. A motion was made from Mike Vitte for us to next step with the county in discussing the county’s stance and process to close the North end of Oakes Blvd. Bob Walker seconded the vote. The motion carried.

    New Business:

    New Board members needed: Nancy Berens whom founded the Oakes Estates Home Owners Group and Barb Collins our part time secretary whom has been on the board for 12 years are both stepping off due to relocating from the neighborhood. We are delighted we had 3 nominees from the floor. Due to this, Bob Walker offered to step down from his many years’ service as a founding board member. Our new board members will be Tony Palladino, Nic Spano and Jamie Ringhofer. Welcome aboard!

    North Naples Baptist Church Events: Next week for Spring Break there will be Movie Madness Monday-3/16, Wednesday-3/18 and Friday -3/20 held 10a.m.-12:30p.m. The church be holding a neighborhood block party for all to attend on May 30th themed Celebrate Summer. Get more info at www.nnbc.net

    Adjournment: Karl made a motion to adjourn at 8:50 as it had been a lengthy meeting. Our next meeting will be Tues. April 14th, 2015.

    Respectfully submitted by,
    Terry Iamurri - Secretary

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    Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association

    February 10th, 2015 Board Minutes

     

    Board Members in attendance: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Steve Bracci, Hiram Garcia, Jim Rice, Bob Walker and Nancy Tetzlaf-Berens with a quorum present meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. An introduction of the Board and guests took place, including two families from Autumn Oaks Lane.

     

    Approval of minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve January minutes, Bob Walker seconded, the motion carried.

     

    Treasurer’s Report: John Nicola reported our Bank Balance is $3869.20. A deposit of $225.00 was made since last month with donations from 12 new members.

     

    Old Business:

    Southbrooke Medical / Office Plaza on Immokalee Road: Karl Fry covered all the items negotiated thus far considered for the re-zone of property on Autumn Oaks for this prospective medical plaza that will have (2) 20,000 square foot buildings, with ingress/egress only from Immokalee Road. Bob Walker let us know there will be at least one more meeting with us with Wayne Arnold, a Grady Minor site engineer. Bob Walker made a motion to send the documents we have to all Autumn Oaks residents once all the final and amended items are concluded for them to see. John Nicola seconded, motion passed, with Steve Bracci abstaining from the vote. Mike Vitte made a motion for us to send a letter of non-opposition of the project to the CCBC. Jim Rice seconded the motion, motion passed with Steve Bracci abstaining from the vote.

     

    Closing North end of Oakes Blvd. Survey response: John Nicola reported there have been no new responses to the survey. At the annual meeting in 2014 a straw vote was taken with 30% opposed and 70% for closing the north end. With mailed surveys the percentages are the same. Bob Walker reminded us that the Commissioner Henning and Norm Feder both told us this could be a concession after taking our light away at the north end of Oakes Blvd. to make way for the Valewood light. After much discussion we plan to try to finalize this right after the annual meeting next month. Karl will ask Chuck to put out in an email blast to all saying last chance to vote and Karl will incorporate it in the annual letter and agenda.

     

    No Outlet Autumn Oaks: Karl will email Nick Casalanguida to collaborate if either a no outlet or an enhanced dead end sign could be added to the teardrop area in the pavement on Autumn Oaks to stop traffic from go down and turning around realizing there is no outlet.

     

    New Business:

    Water retention method standards changing for New Oaks Estates Homes? A newly constructed home has installed a water detention area and control structure in the front yard in order to comply with the county's requirements regarding water storage volume.  This is something new to the area and raises the issue about how such systems may look and function throughout Oakes Estates.  The board agreed that it would be good to check with the county for clarification of the engineering code requirements or design standards for control structures and detention areas, and on what basis they are necessary.  The board agreed that Karl Fry and Steve Bracci should inquire with the county on this issue.

     

    Open agenda:

    Board members needed: Barb and Nancy will both be moving in the coming months. We need to find 2 new members for our board.

     

    Bear sightings: Reported sightings on Autumn Oaks and Spanish Oaks by residents.

     

    Abandoned home on Hidden Oaks: John Nicola reported the long-abandoned home (6130) Hidden Oaks is deemed a dangerous structure. It is in the process of going through foreclosure, and possible demolition, but the process may take much longer.

     

    North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe informed us they will be doing a Rummage Sale Saturday, February 28th at 7- noon, to benefit their kid’s for camp. The board consented to send an email blast announcement in return for the church’s ongoing hospitality for our group. All church events are available at www.nnbc.net

     

    Adjournment: Bob made a motion to adjourn at 8:30, Terry seconded the motion, motion carried.

     

    Respectfully submitted by,

    Terry Iamurri – Secretary

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    Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association

    Board Minutes – January 13, 2015

     

    Directors PresentKarl Fry, Barb Collins, Mike Vitte, Hiram Garcia, Bob Walker, Steve Bracci, John Nicola, Roland Fondessy, and Jim Rice

     

    Introduction of board members and guestsSeven families in attendance from Autumn Oaks Lane. 

     

    Approval of MinutesBob made a motion to approve, seconded by Jim and the motion passed.

     

    Treasurer’s reportJohn reported our bank balance is the same as it was last month.  $4,194.20

     

    Old Business: 

     

    Southbrooke  Medical Plaza on Immokalee Road

     

    Discussion centered on the proposed 20,000 sq. ft., story medical office buildings on the south side of Immokalee Rd., north of Autumn Oaks Lane.  Access would only be from Immokalee Road and there would be a 60 foot natural vegetation buffer to Autumn Oaks with a further 6’H wall between the parking lot and the vegetative buffer.  A long list  of acceptable tenant types was submitted, including beauty salons, vets, pet boarding, and a general catch – all for other businesses

     

    The meeting was attended by seven Autumn Oaks Ln homeowners who will be most affected by the proposed new building.  It was presented to the board at the November meeting to be mostly medical uses including Urgent care, Dentist, Podiatrist etc.  There was also a proposed 2200 sq. ft. restaurant space with beer and wine available until 10PM.

     

    While there was acceptance that a one story medical plaza is a relatively unobtrusive use of the property, there was unanimous agreement by the homeowners that any food business whatever it might be is unacceptable because of many reasons which include noise with early opening and late closing, garbage dumpsters being moved around, smell of garbage, noisy patrons, etc.  Plus the risk that changes in ownership might result in less desirable operations than the initial tenants. 

     

    It was further advised that the county should be made aware of the sighting of a gopher tortoise on the proposed property.

     

    Suggestions from Oakes residents:

    1.  10 foot high CBS with stucco wall with enhanced natural vegetation to replace any non – native species removed (aka Brazilian Pepper and Melaleuca).2.  Insure drainage is adequate for the summer rains ( county’s review responsibility )

    3.  No restaurant

    4.  Lighting shields to direct light away from Autumn Oaks residents

    5.  No retail businesses.  Review of laundry list of acceptable uses with a few possible uses being stricken.

     

    Bob made a motion, seconded by Roland, approved unanimously, that 2-3 Board members meet with Mark Strain from the planning commission to discuss our concerns as a neighborhood and have the results of that meeting be posted on Facebook and the website.  Steve Bracci abstained from all votes as he is the attorney representing Southbrooke through the county permitting process.

     

    Karl will forward a summary of our issues and majority views to Brian Howell of Phoenix Associates.

     

    Closing of north end of Oakes Blvd

     

    No new survey responses.  40 of 66 responses thus far are in favor of closing the north end of Oakes Blvd. Autumn Oaks residents expressed concern there would be increased traffic on their road and were against the closing.  When board members meet with the county planner they will ask for a larger sign to be placed on Autumn Oaks at the Valewood Drive stop sign to show it is a dead end street.  The discussion on closing north end of Oakes will be put off until we have more resident input. 

     

    OENA Website Mini – Signs installed! 

    Thanks to Mike Vitte.  It is hoped neighbors will now log on to our website to keep up on neighborhood activities. 

     

    Bears in the neighborhood

     

    Only sightings have been on Autumn Oaks Lane. Several residents had seen bears recently.

     

    New Business:

     

    None at this time

     

    Open agenda

     

    North Naples Baptist Church activities

     

    Gayle Hahe from North Naples Baptist Church gave us information about upcoming rummage sale on February 28th. Donations can be dropped off at the church.  All events can be viewed on the website www.nnbc.net . There will be spring break school activities for children from kindergarten through 6th grade.

     

    Adjournment

     

    Bob made a motion, seconded by Jim to adjourn at 8:24 and the motion passed

     

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Barbara Collins, Secretary

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