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

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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, February 5, 2019

Call to Order/Determination of Quorum: President Tom Ellis called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. with quorum present: Russell Williams, Hiram Garcia, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Jim Rice, Terry Iamurri, Bob Walker, Tony Palladino and Jaimie Ringhofer. Guest in attendance were Mark Schwab property manager from Tarpon Bay, Rob Mackey, Steve Bracci, Celia Garcia, Bobbi Sutton, Chris and Anna Waleri and our hostess from NNBC Gayle Hahe.

Approval of Minutes: John made a motion to Approve January’s minutes, Jim seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John reported a bank balance of $3332.45 with no new contributions.

Old Business:

  1. Winkler Property/Naples Senior Center: Tom reached out by voice mail to John Passidomo to find out to see if anything new regarding Naples Senior Center pursuing this property. He did not get a return call. That will be a priority for us to find out as soon as possible so we know what their intentions are. Tony and Bob set up a meeting with our commissioner Burt Saunders for next Monday to go over where OENA stands regarding this parcel and the consideration of the senior center for this parcel use. Tom will be attending this meeting with them.

  2. Destiny Church Expansion: Tony and Bob reported they have not pursued any new application.

  3. Logan Landings: John reported the anchor Sprouts grocer still plans their grand opening for the 20th of February with other outer parcels following behind.

  4. Standing Oaks PUD Updates: Bob reported he spoke with Chris Allen he said they are focusing on doing improvements along I-75 including looking into a wall to be built. The rest of the project is on hold, maybe for a year or two.

  5. Planning for Annual Meeting March 5: It was decided to let the first fifteen minutes be a bit of a meet and greet, sign in and name tags, coffee and dessert. At 7:15 we allow our guest from the county Mark Strain do his presentation with our meeting and election of board to follow. Tony made a motion to allow Terry to purchase desserts and paper goods for the needs for the annual meeting with a budget $150.00 Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried.

New Business:

Standing Oaks PUD Strategy: Tom wonder by our by-laws if this PUD which falls within the middle of Oaks Blvd. and our streets would have voting privileges or other rights to OENA. By normal PUD’s they will most likely have their own Property Owner Association and be somewhat self-contained. We do not see this as an issue at this time.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle reported they plan to have and Active Shooter class available sometime in March for those that would be interested. The date to be announced. For more information about this activity and others contact Gayle at Gayle@nnbc.life

Adjournment: Bob made a motion to adjourn at 7:59 p.m. Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by
Terry Iamurri


Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Call to order/Determination of Quorum: Mike Vitte called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. with a quorum present: Mike Vitte, Tom Ellis, Terry Iamurri, John Nicola, Russell Williams, Bob Walker, Tony Palladino and Jim Rice. Guests in attendance were Coventine Fidis, Bobbi Sutton, Mark Schwab, Karl Fry, Rosemary McVey, Ed Zeigler, Hiram and Celia Garcia, along with our hostess Gayle Hahe.

Approval of minutes: John made a motion to approve the December minutes, Jim seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John reported our bank balance as $3957.45. He provided a spread sheet that showed our income and expenses for each year over the past decade. This past year was the first time we ever had more income than expenses by just over $300.00.

Old Business:

  1. Selection of New President: Mike Vitte acting President for tonight’s meeting reminded everyone of Karl Fry’s resigning from the board last month. After our December meeting by email John Nicola made a motion to elect Tom Ellis as our President, Tony Palladino seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. It was done officially again tonight with a unanimous outcome. Tom then took over as President and resided over the meeting. Karl was thanked for his long and dedicated service as President of the OENA. He was given a gift card and Jim Rice made Karl a fish platter with all the boards’ names on the back.

  2. Naples Senior Center/13-Acre Parcel: Tom Ellis is now our official committee chair person for this project. Bob nominated him, Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried by email proxy in December. Tom reported that he thinks this would be better titled the Winkler Property because this is the trust that holds the 13 acre land at the corner of Autumn Oaks and Oakes Blvd. John Passidomo called Tom when he heard he maybe our next President. Tom told him he was not comfortable talking with him until after our meeting tonight. Tom will let John know that we will not be entertaining the idea of senior center for this property. Tom will meet with Mark Strain to get a better understanding of the county’s outlook on this parcel. He will also let them know that the board’s view of this land is for residential use only.

  3. Logan Landings-Updates: John reported Sprouts grocer is still planning their grand opening for February 20th. They are hiring now. Other tenants have been announced and will be soon to follow.

  4. Standing Oaks PUD Updates: Bob reported he spoke with Karl Davidson and he said they are waiting on numerous permits to be approved at the county.

  5. Open Board Position: Ironically this position was vacated by Hiram Garcia whom moved out of the area about one year ago. He and his wife, Celia, never sold their house and are back living in the neighborhood. He wanted to be reinstated. Tony made a motion to reinstate Hiram in the open board position, Mike seconded the motion and the motion carried.

New Business:

Immokalee Rd. Median Closing at Oakes: Karl reported that Tony Khawaja said that the funds will be awarded one of the first few weeks in February at the Board of County Commission meeting. Work should start soon after that. From the drawings that Tony sent Karl it appears there will not be too much change to Immokalee Rd. The westbound turn lane on to Oakes will close allowing the county to extend the eastbound Valewood turn lane to become 290 feet longer. It appears there will be some re-aligning of the turn lanes (we hope for better visibility that we have brought to the county’s attention prior). The light at Valewood and Autumn Oaks will have a slightly different signal pattern.

Annual Meeting: Terry brought up that Tom may want to get with Karl to outline a letter that is sent out in February announcing our annual meeting. Karl offered to forward on the past letters to give Tom a base to go on. Russell inquired whether we would do the same format as last year and let anyone in the neighborhood who would like to bring business cards, brochures, samples or displays about their businesses. We had one of our best turn outs for an annual meeting doing this.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle reported that they have done work to their website. They are still doing game nights and they are having a Wednesday night fellowship meal but you need to RSVP by Tuesday for it.

Adjournment: John made a motion to adjourn at 8:03 p.m. Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by
Terry Iamurri



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