Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Call to order/
Determination of quorum: President Tom Ellis called the meeting to order
promptly at 7:00 p.m. with a quorum present: Hiram Garcia, Mike Vitte, Jim Rice,
Tony Palladino, Bob Walker, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri and Russell Williams.
Guests in attendance were Celia Garcia, Joe Thompson, Neal Bohannon, Tony
Catricala, Stephanie Molloy, Peter Goodin, Frank Millot, Pam Storrar, Christy
Mangan, Michelle and Steve Bracci.
minutes: John motioned to approve January minutes, Jim seconded the motion
and the motion carried.
Report: John reported a bank balance of $3,850.57
Property/Naples Senior Center:
on responses to letter campaign: John reported that the actual count of
letters of opposition is a total of 240, not the 250 quoted at the second
NIM. There will be letters of opposition available for others to sign at the
March 3rd Annual meeting.
January 27th NIM hosted by NSC: This was the
second Neighborhood Information Meeting held by Naples Senior Center. This
turnout was much lighter than the first. Wayne Arnold and Jim Banks did the
presentation for NSC. NSC continues to say this is a regional destination
for them between counties that is why they are pursuing this parcel. Nothing
was different than their presentation in the past with exception that they
now included a max capacity of 485 people per day for daily activities
allowing for future growth. Approximately ten people spoke at the NIM 8
opposed and two in support of NSC.
preparation for 9am, March 5th, 2020 County
Planning Meeting: The C-3 zoning for the five acre parcel has a
non-conforming conditional use which should be re-evaluated because it has
been on the Golden Gate Master Plan for at least 40 years. Questions for the
GGMP for our neighborhood based on principal and character of our
neighborhood. Mike brought up that if the NSC parcel which would normally
allow 4 residential home site were even to allow 13 home sites the impact in
traffic to the neighborhood would be about 5% compared to the 95% impact NSC
will bear on the neighborhood if allowed. If NSC is allowed to move forward
with this project security lighting will most likely be issue if too bright
it will effect neighbors if too little it may have a reckless effect on the
neighborhood. It was stated that the land development plan for GGMP is
making an exception for this parcel and needs to be re-evaluated even by the
Destiny Church Expansion any progress on child
care: Tony reported they are pursuing a 16,000 square foot addition and
parking for this. The church building has a 200 person capacity but is seating
270 for services. Since last meeting Tony and his dog on a leash (held very
tight) were almost hit by someone exiting the parking lot. His mail box was hit
again and needs replacing. Tom, Bob and Tony have an upcoming meeting with Nick
Casaliguida to discuss these items.
OENA Annual Meeting for Tuesday, March 3, 2020:
Pam Storrar has kindly offered to purchase and pick up paper goods for this
evening. Terry will pick up desserts and water bottles than coordinate with
Gayle for drop off. The church will make provide and make coffee along with
their youth group will set up tables and chairs for this event. Terry made a
motion to make a donation to NNBC for their youth group doing this in the same
amount that was given last year. Jim seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Strategy for traffic at Spanish Oaks and Oaks
Blvd.: Jim let everyone know there was yet another traffic accident this
morning at this intersection in front of his home. Three vehicles were totaled
and it appeared everyone including school child were unharmed. A 4 way traffic
sign has been approved by the county for this intersection but they need a
majority of residents to support it. After much discussion it was decided to
table it again until Standing Oaks PUD puts in the medians along Oaks Blvd.
Sherriff’s deputy Neal Bohannon offered to collect data of accidents over the
past 2 years at this intersection to report back to us to consider.
North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle let us
the know the new roof has been on going and they have done a nice job including
going over the area with magnets to pick up the nails. She cautioned us to be
careful if walking through the grass be cause there could still be some.
Adjournment: Bob made a motion at 8:21 p.m.
to adjourn. Jim seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Next monthly meeting will be our Annual held at
NNBC in the gym on March 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri