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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 Meeting Tuesday, Dec, 6
th, 2016

Call to Order/Determination of Quorum: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Bob Walker, Jaimie Ringhofer, Tony Paladino, Jim Glase and Jim Rice with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Guest in attendance was former board member Steve Bracci.

Approval of minutes: Bob made a motion to approve the November minutes, Tony seconded it and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John reported nothing had changed. We still have 45 member contributions and a bank balance of $3094.44

Old Business:

Potholes/ Road damage to our Lanes: The County sent out a road crew with lime rock, but no asphalt as requested to fill in and widen the tops of our lanes. It was suggested that Karl either write or verbally thank them for the gesture.

Street Lamps: Bob noted that the street lamps still have not been fixed. There is a light that is on 24hrs a day by English Oaks and light burned out at Hidden Oaks that needs replacing.

Replacement of retiring board members: Russell Williams has joined the board on an interim basis taking Nic Spano spot. Hiram and his wife Celia Garcia have returned to the neighborhood. Hiram has returned to his position on the board.

Golden Gate Master Plan Restudy- Next Steps: It was noted by John Nicola at the last meeting that 13+ parcel on the corner of Oakes Blvd. and Autumn Oaks Lane appeared to be listed as a commercial parcel. The firm that put together the future Master plan for Golden Gate was out of Miami. Upon further investigation from Mark Strain it was noted that was a mistake. Karl will follow up with Mark to make sure it is noted and changed on the future master plan for the area. There has been no future meeting schedule as of now.

Valewood Light: A meeting will try to be set up with our new Commissioner Burt Saunders with Karl, Jim Glase, Tony, John and Bob around noonish to discuss this at length.

Destiny Church – Neighborhood noise update: Other than last Saturday it seems noise has quieted down. Almost as if a switch has been pulled.

 

New Business:

Destiny Church –Application for revised Conditional Use: The board has learned that Destiny Church has applied to expand the church, along with open a child care business within our neighborhood. After much discussion and conversation the board has decided to get more information before determining exactly what our position should be.

Code Violations – Who to call/How to report issues: Karl will get with Commissioner Saunders, Nick Casalanguida, Mark Strain and Chris Scott the planning manager. Report noise or other violations to head of code enforcement is Jeff Letourneau. Phone (239) 252-2341 or jeffreyletourneau@colliergov.net .

New Commercial Development Just East of Oakes Estates: John Nicola brought site plans for the Naples Garden Shoppes just east of Logan on the south side of Immokalee Rd. The shopping center is approximately 100,000 sq.ft, to include a 33,000 sq.ft. Grocery, 45,000 sq.ft. of in line space and 4 outparcels. Growth Management Plan Amendment is needed by GL Homes the developer. John will stay abreast of this development. He thinks we should ask for added buffers on Autumn and Hidden Oaks lane at the end of the streets so there will be no thought of these streets ever connecting to the plaza or Logan Blvd. We have had rogue drivers run over signs at the end of Hidden Oaks Lane to drive up the hill to Logan. John will get with Kevin Ratteree from GL Homes to begin a dialog.

Open Agenda:

Kids stealing packages: Terry reported that 3 teenagers were apprehended in stealing packages from a person’s home on Golden Oaks Lane. She also informed the board that former board member Ron Joekel died. The Board is grateful for Ron’s contributions and express our condolences for his family and friends.

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle said their Drive-through Nativity stations with CD will be held on Dec. 10th and 11th starting at 6:00 p.m. They will have a Christmas Eve candle light service at 5 and 6 p.m. Please contact Gayle for more information on these and other events at the church gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: John Nicola made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 pm, Tony Paladino seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tues., November 1
st, 2016

Call to Order/ determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Jim Glase, Jim Rice, Hiram Garcia, Bob Walker and Tony Palladino with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at7:02 p.m. Guest in attendance were former board member Roland Fondessy and newly appointed board member Russell Williams from Bur Oaks Lane.

Approval of October Minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve the minutes, Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: John reported the bank balance is $3094.44, with 45 member contributions.

Old Business:

Potholes and Road damage to our Lanes: Karl will contact Nick Casalanguida to make him aware of our concerns that the grass has worn away from the southeast corners of all the “lanes” on Oakes Blvd. causing ruts, holes and rocks make it dangerous for all wheels that go through them. He will ask if asphalt might be applied this time.

Replacement of retiring board members: Hiram Garcia moved back into the neighborhood and has retaken his position on the board. Nic Spano has moved from the neighborhood. Tony made a motion to request that Russell Williams fill out the remainder of Nic’s place until March on the board, Mike seconded the motion and the motion carried. We are very fortunate and delighted that Russell accepted.

Golden Gate Master Plan Restudy (10/20 6:30): John Nicola and Jim Glase attended this meeting. Jim reported that 41 people were in attendance. They both reported that it was an informational meeting that was looking for the public’s interest and thoughts for growth, which were conveyed to seeing less commercial and more beautifying especially along Santa Barbara to I-75. A questionnaire of 30 questions with a choice of 5 responses to each question was given out so they could wage and poll the desires of the audience. The results will be given to the Board of County Commissioners. John observed that the corner parcel of 13+ acres on Oakes and Autumn Oaks is under consideration to be a possible commercial parcel by the land plotted for future growth. It was asked of Karl to follow up with Commissioner Henning, Mark Strain or Nick Casalanguida to see if something has changed.

Valewood Light- Intersection upgrades: Karl will contact Nick Casalanguida regarding the safety issues at Valewood and Immokalee Road signal. He will ask if they will consider studying the traffic movement at the light, implementing left turn arrows and using left lanes north and south bound for left turns only, using right lanes for straight or turning right. He will also inquire when the median cut will be eliminated from the Immokalee Road westbound to go south onto Oakes Blvd.

Destiny Church-Neighbor Noise updates: After last month’s meeting when Pastor Greg told the surrounding neighbors they could call him if there were any noise issues, Jim Glase called him at 10:30 at night and left a voice message that he was having a noise issue with the kids still playing basketball at 10:30 at night and was finding it hard to sleep with all the yelling and screaming from the game. Pastor Greg did not return the call. Overall the neighbors said the noise in the last month was better. The Halloween festival was quieter from what they could tell 2 of the 3 surrounding neighbor’s left Halloween night and did not return until 10:30. Jim Glase, Roland, Bob, Tony and Karl said they will try to set a meeting with Commissioner Henning regarding issues with the church.

New Business:

Panther sighting: Bob reported that Tony has just gotten baby chicks and a panther was sighted just watching the baby chicks.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle reported that the trunk or treat was a success they had a bounce house and even adults got in and enjoyed it. The church is doing operation Christmas child shoe box packing on Nov. 9th at 6:30 p.m. They will honor veterans on Sunday, Nov. 13th at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 20th celebrating Thanksgiving and the church’s 30th Anniversary. All are invited to these events. Contact Gayle for more info gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: Tony made a motion to adjourn at 7:52 p.m. John seconded it, the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tues, October 4
th, 2016

Call to order/ determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, Terry Iamurri, Jim Glase, Jim Rice, Hiram Garcia, Jaime Ringhofer, Tony Palladino and Nic Spano with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Guest in attendance were Pastor Greg Ball from Destiny Church and resident Russell Williams from Bur Oaks Lane.

Approval of Minutes: Jim Rice made a motion to approve the June minutes, Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola was not in attendance.

Old Business:

Oakes-hosted County Commission Candidate Forum: Sadly, we only had about 8-10 guest in attendance along with most the OENA board for this early August forum. The candidates were well prepared and seemed qualified for this position. Burt Saunders was the only candidate that followed up with a thank you the next day for inviting him to our forum and said he looked forward to working with us in the future. The next Forum will be held at Naples Daily News Community Room on 10/6/16.

Pot holes and Road Damage to our lanes: After much discussion about the damage and the preferred way to repair it, it was decided that we should ask the transportation dept. (with a cc to our newly elect commissioner) mid-November to use hot asphalt on the top SW corner of all our lanes to help with this continual wash out.

New Giant Concrete Utility Poles along Oakes Blvd.: Mike reported that FPL said they expect to continue these poles down Oakes in the near future. It is known as hardening the lines. It is supposed to give us a more reliable form for our utilities.

Replacement of retiring board members: Nic Spano has sold his home on Spanish Oaks and is moving to Bonita Springs this week. We would like to find a replacement for him on the board. Hiram Garcia and his wife Celia moved to an Assisted living months ago but have changed their mind and are back occupying their house on Oakes Blvd and has agreed to stay on the board. We would gladly welcome anyone whom would like to be a board member to contact Karl Fry or come to a meeting first Tuesday of each month and let it be known.

Golden Gate Master Plan Restudy (10/20 at 6:30): John Nicola has offered to go. Jim Glase, Karl and Terry all are showing an interest and are hoping to attend. It will be held at Golden Gate Community Center on Golden Gate Parkway.

New Business:

Valewood Light: Jaime brought up that nothing has been done with the extended lane on Immokalee Road or the designated left turn lane for Valewood light so the traffic could move more appropriately and accidents could be avoided. Karl offered to contact transportation after the November meeting to get this addressed.

Clearing Drainage Swales/ specifically empty lots: Russel Williams from Bur Oaks came with a question to ask if our drainage swales ever get dug out? Terry said over the 27 years she has lived here they had gotten dug out mechanically twice that she remembers, but also stated it has been at least a decade since the last clearing. No one else remembered their streets being cleared. We hope to follow up on this for Russel.

Destiny Church noise an issue again: Jim Glase said the noise at Destiny Church has gotten very loud over the past two weeks. The days and time have both have increased. It is noisy Tuesday-Saturday. With Thursday and Saturdays being the loudest. Last Saturday he said the noise was so loud from 4-9:30 p.m. he left his house. His windows are vibrating. Tony piped up that he agreed with Jim and the biggest culprit is the sound of the bass. Pastor Greg said that he has the drums incased in a box to keep the noise level down. He said he would check to see why the noise was louder. Jim Rice asked him to not just check but to turn it down. Many piped up to ask him to be a better neighbor to his surrounding neighbors and to do the morally correct thing. Tony noticed that Phoenix builders have been out at the church property and asked what might be going on. Pastor Greg said they are reviewing the process of getting an engineer site plan and survey to move forward with expansion the church. Much has to do with the amount of parking space allowed or needed by the county to know the full potential of what they can build. With the new expansion Pastor Greg is looking into putting up a sound proof outer brick wall to help with noise problem. If that does not adequately take care of it he will consider an interior soundproof wall. Tony asked if he would please allow him to be informed of the church’s plans as they start to formulate so that he may have some input before anything gets finalized. Pastor Greg seemed reluctant, but indicated he would.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle informed us that they will have their Trunk or Treat on Sunday Oct. 30th at 6:00 p.m. they are doing a fellowship potluck with anyone whom would like to bring a dessert before the Trunk or Treat. The neighborhood is invited. Karl asked how the church was doing with it new pastor and Gayle said great and they are getting new families to join. For more information regarding the many activities the church offers contact Gayle at gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: Jim Rice made a motion to adjourn at 8:22 p.m., it was seconded by Terry and the motion carried.
 

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, June 7
th, 2016

Call to order/ determination of quorum; Karl Fry, Tony Palladino, John Nicola, Jim Glase, Jim Rice, Jaimie Ringhofer, Mike Vitte and Terry Iamurri with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Guest in attendance were Roland Fondessey, Hiram and Celia Garcia and our hostess Gayle Hahe with NNBC.

Approval of 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 a bank balance of $3230.04 with 44 signed up members.

Old Business:

County Commission Candidate forum: Tony Palladino reported that the only candidate he has heard from for our August 9th meeting is Ron Kezeske. The candidates are Burt Saunders, Russel Tuff, Annissa Karim and Atom Joseph McCree. He will try giving the candidates a call to see if they will attend our forum. We agreed if there are two or less we will not hold it, three or more it is a go. Tony will update by email when he finds out who will be attending.

Golden Gate Master Plan Amendment Process: John Nicola apologized that he had offered to go to the initial meeting and completely forgot the evening it was held. Karl offered to look at the contact list to see if John can follow up on things that were discussed at the meeting and report back to the board.

New Giant Concrete Utility Poles along Oakes Blvd.: Mike Vitte said he called FPL, but was only able to go through their automated system. Jim Rice said he spoke to someone with FPL and was told the concrete poles were installed to “harden” the lines, it is a term that used for reinforcing. He told Jim that all of Oakes Blvd. will get these poles. It is an equipment upgrade and eventually they will remove all the wooden poles on Oakes Blvd. when the lines are switched to the concrete ones.

New Business:

Replacement of retiring board members: Hiram/Celia Garcia have moved out of the neighborhood to The Beach House and Nic Spano said he will be moving from the neighborhood when his family home sells. Karl suggested we put out an email blast announcing the two open seats on the board asking for any volunteers. He said he will make up the wording request and pass it on to Chuck to put on the webpage as well.

Summer Break. No board meetings July or August. Resume in September.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle Hahe reminded us that they will have vacation bible school starting Monday, June 13th from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is Go Deep/ submarine fun for ages 3 through High School. For more information contact gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: Tony Palladino made a motion to adjourn at 7:43, it was seconded by Jim Rice and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Call to order/determination of quorum: Karl Fry, Nic Spano, Hiram Garcia, Bob Walker, Tony Palladino, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Jim Glase and Jim Rice with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Guest in attendance were Sergeant Neal Bohannon from CCSO, Pastor Greg from Destiny Church, Nancy Dagher from Quail Village Golf Club, Celia Garcia, Raul Revenda, Verde and Francis Santiago, our hostess Gayle Hahe with NNBC.

Approval of Minutes: Bob Walker made a motion to approve the April minutes, John Nicola seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $3155.04 with 42 signed up members.

Old Business:

County Commission Candidate Forum: Tony Palladino will contact the candidates on our behalf for a forum to be held on August 9th sponsored at NNBC.

Golden Gate Master Plan Amendment Process: Karl asked if anyone would be interested or available to go Wednesday, May 11th public workshop meeting at Golden Gate Community Center on Golden Gate Pkwy. John Nicola offered to attend next Wednesday meeting and report back with information at our next meeting. Jim Rice asked if we could get some information from Mark Strain whom works in the county planning dept. via email. Karl said he would contact him and see if this would be possible. These will be workshops that will cover guidelines, growth, development and what will be permissible for the next 10-20 years for the development of the Golden Gate Master plan. The volunteer commitment is a minimum of two years.

New Business:

Farewell to Hiram (and Celia) Garcia, Retiring board member: Karl thanked Hiram for his service for the past 12 years on the board. Terry gave them a gift of a small tropical flower arrangement and Jim Rice from the Clay Place will be giving them a surprise gift, on behalf of the board, in the coming weeks before they leave for their new retirement home at “The Beach House”. The board will miss them.

Fire District merging: Karl asked if we thought it worth an email blast to let everyone know that our North Naples Fire district has merged with Big Island Corkscrew Fire district that will now be serving our area as one. We felt it was worthy news.

Open Agenda:

Active shooter response training: Sgt. Neal Bohannon let us know he and others from Collier County Sheriff’s Office are holding these meeting with any groups that have an interest to them. The original program took two hours to present they have compacted it down to one hour if we or some other organizations have an interest to have one please contact Sgt. Bohannon at Neal.Bohannon@colliersheriff.org

North Naples Baptist Church Events:

Gayle let us know this Saturday, May 7th they are having a “Spring Fling” celebrating all ladies they will have free food, it starts at 5:00, all are welcome. The Vacation Bible School theme will be Submerge/go deep. For more information gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: Tony Palladino made a motion to adjourn at 7:52, it was seconded by Jim Rice and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

 

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Minutes
April 5th, 2016

Call to order: Karl Fry, Hiram Garcia, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Nic Spano, Mike Vitte, Jim Glase, Tony Palladino and Bob Walker with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. No introduction was needed. The only guest was Pastor Greg from Destiny Church.

Approval of Minutes: Bob Walker made a motion to approve the minutes, Nic Spano seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $3173.69. With a deposit added since last month of $150 from 6 donations. Our signed up members for this year is 34. John stated that the mailer for the annual meeting cost the association $600.00 but we took in $975.00 so it was worth mailing the flyer to get the revenue in that we needed to cover the cost of it and toward the fee for our web page.

Pastor Greg suggested that we just email the neighborhood to save the cost of mailing it. We considered this already but there are many residents not on our email list. We will consider an email letter once our list reaches 80-90% of property owners.

Old business:

Destiny Church – Updates: Pastor Greg asked how things were. Jim Glase said the noise has been tolerable on Sunday’s, but Thursday nights the “bass” sound from the drum is still very loud. He said 2 or 3 weeks ago the noise from the “bass” was as loud as it has ever been. It was louder and played later than normal that night. He had a guest staying in his home who left due to the noise.

Tony Palladino said the traffic still bothered him. Jim Glase said he found an empty liquor bottle amongst some of the litter in his yard. Bob Walker and Tony both said they know people are driving into the church parking lot late at night. John Nicola suggested that they consider putting a chain up across the driveway to discourage problems. Pastor Greg said he is trying but does not know if he will do that. He knows of the concerns and will hold festivals on the side or the backside of the church, other than their Fall Harvest Festival. He needs to use the parking lot to keep kids out of fire ants in the grass when playing for this event.

Tony made a suggestion that as Pastor Greg gets further along with his architect and building plans that he allows us to assist in some suggestions so progress can be made in efforts to keep the nearby homes less effected by the growth and many activities at the church. Tony mentioned to Pastor Greg to consider a wall to the East and a bridge w/culvert to the west to egress the property. Pastor Greg said he hopes all future agenda’s do not need to have the church listed as an item to be discussed. Bob Walker told him we will take it off the agenda and discuss it only as problems arise.

County Commission Candidate Forum: Karl re-introduced a previous suggestion that we hold a town hall meeting for the five candidates that are running for district three for the county commission seat held by Tom Henning.

Gayle Hahe offered North Naples Baptist Church for the venue. After much discussion a date was set for Tuesday, August 16th. Karl asked if anyone on the board had an interest to contact the candidates and invite them to speak for up to 15 minutes on their platforms. No one moved on this. Pastor Greg from Destiny Church offered to get his secretary to make the calls on behalf of the Oakes Estates board. Tony Palladino then volunteered to poll the candidates to see if they would have an interest in speaking to our group. The event would be open to the public as well.

New Business:

Hiram Leaving the Board: Hiram announced that he and his wife Celia will be moving from Oakes Estates. They are moving to assisted living, Beach House. His last meeting will be May. Karl asked the board to ask their neighbors if they would like to be on the board to fill Hiram’s seat.

Neighborhood Park girdling of trees: Terry sent pictures to Karl of guide wires that have been left on red cedar trees around the perimeter of the Oakes Park for so long they have girdled the trees. Karl has forwarded to Barry Williams, Director of Parks & Recreation, and they will take care of the problem.

New Power Poles installed along Oakes Blvd: Terry brought up that her neighbors have inquired about the new power poles installed along Oakes Blvd. saying they are aesthetically not pleasing and wonder if they will be continuing down the remainder of Oakes Bld. Mike Vitte offered to contact FPL and find out the status of the poles.

Slip covers for signs: Bob Walker suggested we look to make slip covers for the signs we put out for the meeting that would say “Annual Meeting” to draw interest to this important event each year. Our numbers are dwindling and the board has not had much new interest in membership or new blood to the board. Most serious issues have already been tackled which historically have driven participation.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: NNBC has a new pastor! Gayle was asked about how they liked him, she let us know he seems like a great fit. They were very happy to have him start on Easter Sunday. We asked if many Oakes residents showed up for their kindly invite to the Easter egg hunt they sponsored or the potluck. She said they had just a few. She wanted us to be aware that that the Southern Baptist Churches have the best disaster relief program in the world. They will be having VBS in June and have a very busy month planned.

Adjournment: Bob made a motion to adjourn at 8:13 p.m. Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri
With help from Nic Spano

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Tuesday, March 1
st, 2016

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Call to order: Karl Fry, Hiram Garcia, John Nicola, Nic Spano, Bob Walker, Jim Rice, Mike Vitte and Terry Iamurri with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. Karl had the board introduce themselves and then invited our guests to introduce themselves. In attendance were Gayle Hahe, Carolyn Rambosk, Rita Greenberg, Bob Mackey, Bobbi Sutton, Ed White, Pastor Greg Bell, Jim Glase, Cindy Vitte and Michael Simonik with the Humane Society.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $2369.00. Two large disbursements this month were for the mailing $675.00 and the yearly website fee of $550.00.

Old Business:

Special Guest: Commissioner Tom Henning, District 3 County Commissioner. Commissioner Henning was introduced and welcome by Karl. Karl reviewed highlights of the 12 years Commissioner Henning being on the commission and working alongside the Oakes Estate Neighborhood Association to enhance and benefit of our community. Two of the most recent things being the closing of the median on Immokalee Rd. onto Oakes Blvd. and all the things that we negotiated for the most positive impact on our neighborhood with the Southbrooke PUD. Some of the questions asked of Commissioner Henning were regarding the consolidation of EMS and fire dept. He responded with examples of both responding to emergencies when one or the other clearly was not needed. He feels consolidation will be more efficient and effective. Asked about the water release of Lake Okeechobee with regards to the gulf , he said all studies show the water release for areas of Lee not Collier counties. He is not objectionable to water from Lake Okeechobee being release into the Everglades. The Commission recently reviewed and approved a 3% increase for firefighters so they can be retained in the area. They know it is necessary for affordable housing to be forthcoming in the years ahead. It was asked if Logan Blvd. will be extended north. Yes, it will. The holding pattern is not due to Collier County, it is with Lee County with acquiring the land and with environmental issues.

At the end of our farewell to Commissioner Henning Karl Fry gave him a gift from the Oakes Estates Neighborhood that was donated and designed by Jim Rice from the Clay Place which thanked him for his service to our neighborhood. Commissioner Henning reminded us to send him or his replacement a letter or email on how we want to keep the aesthetics and the assets of our neighborhood intact.

New Business:

Change in NN Fire Control & Rescue District: Orly Stoltz has retired. New Chief, James Cunningham had a conflict and was unable to attend. Executive Chief Rita Greenberg and Carolyn Rambosk were on hand to answer questions and invite all of us, our families and children to attend the many open houses they will be having at many of their fire houses in the coming weekends. The parcel on the northwest corner of Oakes and Vanderbilt is owned by the fire department and it is intended in coming years to have a station there.

Additional Topics: Three people at the meeting said they did not receive their meeting flyer in the mail. After Terry reviewed the mailing list after the meeting 2 of the 3 were on the list. The third might not have been received due to a different last name.

Destiny Church: Jim Glase asked Pastor Greg if something can still be done with the drums that make a constant boom, boom base sound for hours on Sunday morning and Thursday nights at the Destiny church on his street of Hidden Oaks Lane. Things in his house vibrate and the sound is pounding nonstop for hours. Pastor Greg responded that they have encased them in a box, put up sound barrier walls and are looking into the possibility of using bamboo plants to help muffle the sounds. Pastor Greg said he will continue to work on this issue.

Oakes Estates Board for 2016: Karl Fry forgot to put this on the agenda. He did ask if everyone on the board would mind staying on another year or if they wanted to come off. Jim Rice asked if he could step down. Karl let us know that Steve Bracci asked to be replaced too. Karl asked if anyone would like to come on the board in attendance. No one raised their hand. Jim Rice then nominated Jim Glase to come on and he accepted. Jim Glase will replace Steve on the board.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle Hahe invited everyone and all residents to come celebrate Easter with them at the church. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 5 p.m. and a potluck dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information contact gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: John Nicola made a motion to adjourn at 8:25 p.m., it was seconded by Hiram Garcia and the motion carried.
 

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2016

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Call to order/Determination of quorum: Jaimie Ringhofer, Jim Rice, Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, Nic Spano, Bob Walker, Tony Palladino, Steve Bracci and Terry Iamurri with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. An introduction of the board was done. Guests were Leslie Barrett, Mr. & Mrs. Fidus and Ed Zeigler. Gayle Hahe our host from NNBC was present.

Approval of January Minutes: Tony approved the minutes, Bob seconded and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: In John’s absences Karl reported our funds were the same $3525.69.

Old Business:

Destiny Church - updates: Bob and Tony reported that Destiny church has something going every night but Monday along with their Sunday service. Things have calmed down to being manageable. They had a New Year’s Party it was held on the back side of the church near the canal and there were no noise issues. They believe having it in that location helped.

Annual Meeting-Finalizing Special Guest: We agreed to have Commissioner Henning be our guest speaker and present him with one of Jim Rice’s fish plate/platter which he will engrave for his service. Jim graciously offered to donate this from his business The Clay Place. Gayle offered to have our annual meeting in the Sanctuary, on March 1st.

Annual Mailing: Jim made a motion to have the mailer ready to go to The Print Shop as soon as we know if Commissioner Henning has agreed to be our guest speaker, if not our second choice will be a forum of the candidates running for Commissioner’s Henning’s seat on the Board of Commission. Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

New Business:

The Light at Valewood: Jaime and Steve brought up that light at Valewood when entering on to Immokalee Road heading west is accident waiting to happen. They seem to think there should be a designated turn arrow for left turns. There is an issue when people coming across from Quail Creek/Longshore Lakes are not signaling they are turning right and are jumping three lanes of traffic to get in the turn lane to come straight down Oakes Blvd. When that turn is closed it will help but not alleviate the problem. Karl offered to write an email to Nick Casalanguida to request that Dale Bathon from traffic control can look over this issue. Karl will carbon copy Commissioner Henning for him to be aware of it. Steve made a suggestion that maybe some type of signage might help and arrows for lanes need to be addressed.

Open agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle announced they will having a garage sale at the end of the month and would welcome any donations people have to drop off to them. They will continue their popcorn and prayer the 1st and 3rd Friday’s of each month. For more information contact gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: Tony made a motion to adjourn at 8:09 p.m., it was seconded by Mike and the motion carried.
 

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

 

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Call to order/Determination of quorum: Jaimie Ringhofer, Hiram Garcia, Jim Rice, Mike Vitte, Bob Walker, Roland Fondessy, Tony Palladino, Karl Fry, John Nicola and Terry Iamurri with a quorum present the meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. An introduction of the board was done. Guest were CCS officer Neal Bohannon and Pastor Greg from Destiny Church.

Approval of the minutes: Tony approved the December minutes, it was seconded by Jim Rice and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported our bank balance at $3525.69, with no changes from last month.

Old Business:

Destiny Church: We appreciate that Pastor Greg came to address some of the issues and to inform us of his potential future growth. He has a growing church. When he first acquired the property he had about 300 parishioners attending the 2 Sunday services. The congregation on Sundays varies from 500-600 attending Sunday service, so he is considering a third mass , most likely on Saturday evening at 5PM. He stated that he has 25,000 of buildable space allowed in his Conditional Use for the property. He has made arrangements to meet with an architect, an engineer/ planner to discuss options of what can be done with the property to support their mission and growth. That meeting is to take place on Friday, January 8th.

At this time Pastor Greg is interested in seeing what these professionals will bring to the table. He would like to see a new Sanctuary built in that space with the possibility of other options. The church has a daycare that has 53 children attending now across Immokalee Road in Northbrook. He has signed a lease for 5 years. They are now in year two with three more left. He is unsure of the landlord’s intentions with a renewal. He says at this time he has no intention of bringing the daycare over but he needs to be planning if the lease does not become renewed. The conditional usage for the daycare states that the church may have up to 65 children in phase one. In the conditional use there is a consideration for a phase two allowing the church to have up to 120 students with other improvements and amenities to the property. Bob Walker directly asked Pastor Greg to at least limit the daycare to phase one and to not pursue phase two allowing 120 kids with all the amenities and traffic that would come with that. Pastor Greg declined to forego that option. With that information Bob Walker and Tony Paladino wanted to be on record stating they are both dead opposed to that kind of growth in that location.

We readdressed the noise concerns of immediate neighbors with Pastor Greg, since their harvest festival that fell on Halloween. Since then the noise level has been more tolerable. At this time the board will not take further action. The board conveyed they have no ill will and do not mind Destiny Church in our neighborhood. We want them to be good neighbors as other churches have. We asked Pastor Greg to keep us abreast of his future building and growth plans, and he agreed.

New Business:

Annual Meeting: John reminded us that without sending a mailer we do not get any contributions to our bank account. Last year a post card was sent. Terry will get an updated list from the county appraiser’s office for the mailing. Karl will write and organize the pages for the mailer and send to the board for their approval. Once the board approves, Terry will bring it to the Print Shop for printing and distributing, no later than the second week in February. Annual Meeting will be March 1st.

Open Agenda:

Bike Race/Triathlon: Officer Neal Bohannon came to inform us that Vanderbilt Beach Road will be closed for the triathlon this weekend. He suggested trying to find a different route or use the interstate instead. They expect it to be thick in the mornings up to about noon, lesser through the day. An email blast was sent to Oakes residents earlier this week.

Active Shooter Training: Officer Neal Bohannon informed us that the Collier County Sheriff’s Dept. held one of these trainings in Mercato that was publicized a few weeks ago. He wanted to let us know these are open to the public and this is wonderful information for us to take advantage of. He invited and encouraged us to attend. He asked not to be complacent just because we live in Naples. There will be a couple more offered at the Hilton and North Naples regional park with times and dates to be announced. Please pass this a long to friends and family.

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle Hahe said they held a prayer and popcorn drive thru in the parking lot on Jan. 1st from 4:30-6 p.m. and felt it was successful and brought joy to those whom came by. They are considering doing another. They are still seeking and considering a new pastor for their parish. Please keep North Naples Baptist in your prayers to be blessed soon with the right person. They have many activities through each month from basketball to bible study. For more information contact gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment:

Bob Walker made a motion to adjourn at 8:09 p.m. Tony Paladino seconded the motion with the motion carried. Next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at North Naples Baptist Church.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

 

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