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Oakes Estates Advisory, Inc.
PO Box 111046
Naples, FL 34108-1146

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Where we meet - North Naples Baptist Churchon Oakes BLVD
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, 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.

Approval of minutes: John motioned to approve January minutes, Jim seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: John reported a bank balance of $3,850.57

Old Business:

Winkler Property/Naples Senior Center:

  1. Update count 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.

  2. Report on 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.

  3. Discussion on 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 seller.

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.

New Business:

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.

Open Agenda:

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


Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, January 7, 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, Tony Palladino, Bob Walker, Jim Glase, Terry Iamurri, Mike Vitte and Jim Rice. Guests in attendance were Joe Thompson, Ben Ramsey, Coventine Fidis, Valerie Thorsen, Pamela Storrar, Carol Berkauskas, Daniela Catricala, Stephanie Molloy, Lee and Caroline Heinemeyer, alon with our hostess Gayle Hahe, from NNBC.

Approval of Minutes: Bob made a motion to approve December’s minutes, Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Tom reported for John Nicola whom was not available to attend tonight’s meeting. Bank balance is $3925.57 with a total of 67 contributors for 2019. There were two disbursements one to our webmaster, Chuck Cannaday and the other for photographic charts for commercial real estate parcels to show comparison’s to the Winkler property.

Old Business:

  1. Winkler Property/ Naples Senior Center-

  1. Updated count on response letter campaign – We have received 222 opposition.

  2. Final illustration on data showing other suitably zoned parcels of adequate size for sale in reasonable proximity to the Winkler property- This was viewed at the Dec. meeting.

  3. Review meeting with Commissioner Saunders that occurred Monday, Dec. 9 at 11:30- Tom, Bob, Terry, Jaimie and Tony in attendance. Commissioner Saunders listened to our opposition to NSC but would not comment on this until it comes in front of the Board of County Commissioners.

  4. Any news on the schedule for the planning commission to deliberate?- Bob reported that Mark Strain believes that it will be scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 5th. Pam Storrar wanted us to be aware that there is another NIM planned for NSC on Jan 27th at 5:30 p.m. at Hodges University on Northbrooke Rd. We wanted to confirm the date before announcing it by email blast and possibly on our website and nextdoor.

  1. Destiny Church Expansion- Bob reported that Destiny Church legal representative Rich Yovanovich, a land use attorney, felt that the church may be able to go forward with their original plans to have their daycare back on the premise of Hidden Oaks Lane because of a conversation with Collier County’s lead planner, Ray Bellows, we do not think this is proper interpretation of the zoning ordinances.

New Business:

Annual meeting on March 3rd : Tom brought up that we need to be planning for this meeting. He will construct an annual letter that will be reviewed and approved by the board to include our OENA board success over the last 10 years, the importance of the Winkler property to the neighborhood, add the opposition letter to the mailing and remind residents they are members of OENA but we welcome small contributions to keep us going. It was also mention that we make copies of the opposition letter to have available at the annual meeting. Gayle offered to check on the NNBC availability for the Gym for that evening. Terry offered to coordinate with Gayle regarding picking up and dropping off dessert. Mike offered for him and his wife to run the sign in table. Pam Storrar offered to pick up and purchase the paper products for this meeting. Tom will check with Mark Strain to see if he will consider doing his presentation again this year. Jim Rice made a motion to have a budget of up to $1000.00 to send out the annual mailing to all residence and to include the purchase of desserts and incidentals for the meeting. Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

4 Way stop at Spanish Oaks Lane- Jim brought up that he would like us to pursue this again because the Standing Oaks PUD is on hold traffic is heavier and there have been numerous accidents. Coventine Fidis offered to get the accident reports if we decide to try to get with the county again regarding this. No discussion at this meeting of when we will plan to pursue this again. The past board had surveyed three different ways, but the county felt we did not have enough response to move forward. Even though by county guidelines it is recommended for a 4 way stop they will not move forward without community support.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle said we could access their website for the many things going on in the church or contact her at Gayle@nnbc.life

Adjournment: Jim Rice made a motion to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. it was seconded by Mike Vitte and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri




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