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OAKES MEETINGS
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
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
TH, 2018 7:00 P.M.

Call to order/determination of quorum: The meeting was called to order at 7:04 with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Jim Rice, Jim Glase, Bob Walker, Tony Palladino, Tom Ellis and Terry Iamurri. Guests in attendance were Mark Schwab manager at Tarpon Bay, Scott Relf. Alison Anders, Jon Hagedorn, Coventine Fidis, Bobbi Sutton, Israel and Deysi Iglesias and their daughter Johanna, along with our hostess Gayle Hahe. All guests with exception of Mark Schwab were residents of Autumn Oaks Lane.

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

Treasurer’s report: John reported a bank balance of $4,068.69 with 75 contributing members.

Old Business:

  1. Naples Senior Center (NSC): Bobbi Sutton personally notified all the homeowners of Autumn Oaks and organized a meeting on the Monday after Thanksgiving to discuss the impact the senior center may have on them. Scott Relf then met with board chairman John Passidomo, CEO Dr. Jackie Faffer and CC traffic engineer Jim Banks at their current NSC facility on Costello Dr. They conveyed the same information regarding the nonprofit senior daycare and the activities and operation of their programs that was shared at our November meeting and prior at their facility in October to some of the OENA board. Scott told them he felt everyone’s concern would be traffic. Scott personally felt that there were areas for us to negotiate and review if we consider this for that location. First, keep the rear five acres preserve forever, a hedge on Oakes Blvd (maybe a wall), Valewood road widening, limit the time of use, bus stop on Autumn Oaks would need to be changed or improved, have them hire law enforcement for peak traffic times. Coventine Fidis is an engineer and he reviewed the plans at Valewood and said there is no way to improve that intersection unless First Congregational Church is willing to give up more land. The board said they already donated land to their east for Valewood, possibly even more for part of the water retention area. Therefore, we do not believe this would ever be a consideration. After a lengthy discussion of this project being considered for our neighborhood, even though the feeling in the room was that this a wonderful mission the consensus is we would prefer to see residential homes go in on this parcel. It was a majority view of the residents of Autumn Oaks that there are no concessions in terms of site design, road improvements, or buffering that would negate the significant negative impact and reduction in property value that having a huge commercial building in that location generating many more trips than homes regardless of hours and activities. Jim Rice made a motion to oppose the senior center, Tom Ellis seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

  2. Logan Landings- Updates: John Nicola gave the update that Naples Daily News in the past week provided an up-to-date listing of additional restaurants and other services opening in this complex. The anchor Sprouts grocer is supposed to have their opening Feb. 20th with many of the other tenants to open 30-90 days later.

  3. Valewood Light Changes & Closing of Median: Karl reported the county has put this out to bid. The bids will be in by the 14th of this month. Work is supposed to start early January. Karl made contact with Tony Khawaja with traffic and he indicated there will be light timing and signal changes that will be coming to this intersection. Karl will get with Tony to provide a clearer understanding of the signal changes.

  4. Destiny Church Expansion: Destiny has proposed to build a bridge to Tarpon Bay Blvd. to alleviate traffic on Oakes Blvd. and direct detriment to adjacent homeowners. A lot of discussion went into this topic. We feel we are just kicking the problem over to Tarpon Bay and their residents, as well as inevitable increased traffic on the southern part of Oakes Blvd. Adjacent homeowners at the meeting decided that despite improvement in their personal experiences if a bridge were constructed, they did not feel comfortable supporting any growth in the church’s operations, or transferring their problems onto others. John Nicola made a motion that we respond to Rich Yovanovich, the attorney, for Destiny church to let them know we are opposed to the expansion under any circumstances. Bob Walker seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. Bob Walker agreed to contact Mr. Yovanovich directly with the update.

  5. CC Planning Commission- District 3 Update: Karl let us know he has been accepted to this board and has already received 1000+ pages to review before his first meeting, Thursday 12/6. He would be sitting on a board that would encompass reviewing or impacting things for our neighborhood and this would be a conflict of interest. He will need to step down from the board. He asked if anyone would consider stepping up to take his position. So far no one has consider it. Jim Rice asked him to stay until at least January’s meeting. He agreed.

  6. Standing Oaks PUD updates: No new updates

New Business:

Oakes Estates Signs – Website Visibility: Karl asked Terry if the flowers at the signs could be trimmed to see the website sign. Terry said she would take care of it.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: They are offering a Christmas Eve service at 5:00 pm. Gayle invited anyone who would like to join them to the Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant on Saturday Dec. 15th they only have 10 tickets left they are $70 each which includes the pageant and round trip by motor coach bus to get there. Please contact Gayle for more information Gayle@nnbc.life

Adjournment: Bob made a motion to adjourn at 9:28 p.m. Mike Vitte seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 7:00PM

Call to order/determination of quorum: The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, Terry Iamurri, John Nicola, Jim Glase, Tony Palladino, Bob Walker and Russell Williams. Guests in attendance were Mark Schwab manager over at Tarpon Bay, Bobbi Sutton, Tom Ellis, Steve Bracci and Kevin Leo from Oakes neighborhood. Special guests from Naples Senior Center were Dr. Jackie Faffer CEO/president, Troy Thomas- consultant, Wayne Arnold – sight and landscape plan consultant, Jim Banks- traffic engineer, Renee’ _____-architect, John Passidomo and Michael Greenburg –board members. Gayle Hahe our hostess from NNBC were in attendance.

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

Treasurers report: John reported our bank balance the same as last month $4138.23.

Old Business:

  1. Naples Senior Center presentation: They came to explain why they chose the 13 acre parcel on the corner of Oakes Blvd. and Autumn Oaks as a consider site for their conditional use. Jackie explained their nonprofit and first senior daycare started back in 2014 that started with 80 members and now has over 1300, not all are actively participating. There days and hours of operation are M-F 9-5. They serve the needs of older citizens providing tools and support programs to address challenges they face including physical, social and emotional support. They offer different activities each day for seniors. With a full time staff of 17 and 200 volunteers whom are trained and fully vetted to help with these daily activities throughout the week. All of presenters based all of their information for us on the lunch they have each Wednesday which is their biggest draw and heavily attended with approximately 180 seniors coming for lunch that is catered by Publix. There would not be a full kitchen on site, just warmers for food. Heaviest time for travel would most likely be 11-1 on this day. A graph to show traffic studies was presented by Jim Banks. Many of us asked numerous questions regarding the traffic and its impact to our and surrounding intersections. The building would be two stories put in the middle of 8.5 acres with a buffer of parking, retention areas and landscape buffering on all sides the most easterly part will have a 5 acre buffer of possible residential parcels or left as preserve. The entrance would line up with the Valewood light and exit would face Autumn Oaks Lane. After many concerns about traffic, appearance and major change to our neighborhood were voiced, Wayne Arnold volunteered why this parcel will continue to be a major concern for our neighborhood due to it has the storage building on it which is commercial and it abuts to other parcels which allow for conditional use because of surrounding businesses that abut to them. A straw vote was taken after the Senior Center Presenters left 99.5% felt we cannot embrace this fit for the neighborhood. Mike Vitte offered to contact Ed White the owner and listing agent on this parcel to discuss alternative uses for this parcel including single family homes sites with possible higher density usage. The light at Valewood was discussed at length again and Karl offered to contact Tony Kwanja with the county traffic and see if something else can be done there.

  2. Destiny Church Expansion: The neighborhood information meeting (NIM) held at the church and attended by many on the board and some neighbors whom voiced concerns and objections regarding the size of the expansion, noise and traffic were squashed by attorney Rich Yovanovich stating the only detail to be worked out was the parking. That was the purpose of the NIM. The next day Karl requested another meeting with county staff. Bob Walker, John Nicola, Tony Palladino and Karl attended an Oct. 10th meeting with Jamie French, Ray Bellows. Jim Sabo (principal planner for this project) and two people from code enforcement. They were assured that a new conditional use is required and is subject to all updates since the original conditional use was approved. Attorney Yovanovich requested another meeting in his office where they informed us they intend to re-apply for child care again. They asked if we would accept and agree not to object to their request if they built a bridge to enter from Tarpon Bay Blvd. We said we would need to see a site plan and all conditions in writing. We are waiting on the site plan. Pastor Greg stated he will move the entrances to exiting the church to deter car lights from shining inside surrounding neighbors’ homes whether the conditional use is approved or not.

  3. Standing Oaks PUD status: Bob reported they have resubmitted their permits. They originally were going to build two new bridges, they are now going to replace only one. Bob asked Chris Allen to find out whom will be responsible for maintaining the landscape medians. Chris called him back a short time later to say the development will be. The landscape medians will now just have low growing shrubbery that will be maintained at 2” or less due to the length requirements requested by the FDOT for trees in the median. Their landscape architect has requested a letter from us that states that they have consulted with us to provide to the county. Peter Goodin has agreed to outline a letter that would state that.

  4. Logan Landings-Updates: John reported they are moving along on schedule.

  5. Collier County Planning Commission Opening: Karl applied for this and he will know next Tuesday night if he has been accepted for this volunteer position to work with them. He does see this as a time conflict with OENA in his position as president and would like to step down but still remain on the board. He asked John Nicola if he would consider the presidency but he declined it.

  6. Replacement of board member Hiram Garcia: Bob Walker nominated Tom Ellis to take Hiram’s place, Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried. Tom was welcomed by the board.

New Business:

Rita’s Italian Ice: Jennifer Gibson vice president of Rita’s Italian Ice of Naples contacted the OENA board today by email regarding the possibility that she and her family would like to put up a 640 sq.ft. Building on the south west corner of Logan Blvd and Immokalee Road that will sell Italian Ice and frozen desserts it is currently owned by Colin Walker. Karl invited her to come to a meeting tonight or next month to present her vision and how this might comply with land development code for the property. Mike Vitte offered to contact Colin and see what his vision for selling the parcel is.

Adjournment: John made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Tony seconded the motion and the carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, October 2
nd, 2018

Call to Order/Determination of Quorum: Meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, Terry Iamurri, Jim Glase, Jim Rice, Tony Palladino, John Nicola and Russell Williams. Guests in attendance were Mark Schwab manager over Tarpon Bay, Mike Pyburn, Gary Spiert, Julia Hoffman, Hillary Coffee, Bobbi Sutton and Ed Zeigler. Our hostess Gayle Hahe with NNBC was present.

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

Treasurer’s report: John reported a bank balance of $4138.23 with 75 contributing members.

Old Business:

Logan Landings- Updates: John reported nothing new. For the guests present, he stated the plaza has signed leases for about 65% of the project. They expect 4 separate sit down restaurants in the out parcels, a couple of takeout restaurants in the plaza, along with a pet store, nail and hair salon so far to join Sprouts as the main anchor.

Destiny Church Expansion: At this time we are waiting on a planning review before making an appointment with county officials. Before any county meeting, Karl will put a list of questions together for the board to review and solidify before this meeting takes place. The approved list (agenda) will be provided to the county in advance so they can prepare and have concise answers ready.

Standing Oaks PUD Status: Bob Walker has offered to be the liaison for this project and will proactively seek status upon his return to Naples this weekend. Karl has reached out to the landscape architect, Leigh Gevelinger, to verify plant species that have been submitted to the county now that cabbage palms and live oak trees will not be allowed due to FDOT guide lines. He is also requesting clarity as to whom will be responsible for maintenance of the medians—we assume and expect this to be the developer who is responsible for installation of the medians and landscaping. At this time Leigh has not responded.

13-Acre Parcel@ Oakes and Autumn Oaks: Naples Senior Center has made an offer to acquire this property to relocate their center from Castello Drive. Karl received a report from the county that a GMP Amendment has been submitted to begin the process of approving this sizable project. Karl checked back with attorney John Passidomo who is on the board for Naples Senior Center and reached out to us initially. Mr. Passidomo said that a site plan should be ready in 2-3 weeks. They had a pre-application meeting with the county last Thursday but the results of that meeting are not yet known.

New Business:

Replace board member Hiram Garcia: The individual who expressed interest a few months ago has not followed through. All board members are asked to be on the lookout for a new member to fill the open seat. Anyone wanting to volunteer please enquire.

CCPC District 3 open: Collier County Planning Commission is actively seeking a volunteer from our district, which includes our neighborhood, to meet the first and third Thursday mornings of each month to utilize county staff research as input, discuss zoning requests, then issue recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. No one from our board expressed interest although it would be helpful to ensure the estates viewpoint is considered as the county grows.

Open Agenda:

Bear Sightings: Many of us attending have witness and seen bears in the past days, weeks and months in the neighborhood, mostly looking and disturbing garbage cans.

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle said they will again host a Trunk and Treat night on October 31st, from 6-8 p.m. everyone is welcome for this event. On Thursday’s for the next six weeks moms are having a “playdate” with their toddlers. For more information regarding these and other events contact Gayle at Gayle@nnbc.life

Adjournment: John made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Jim Rice seconded it and the motion carried.
 

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Call to order/determination of quorum: Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Tony Palladino, Jim Glase, Russell Williams and Jim Rice. Guests in attendance were Ron Waldrop and Steve Bracci. Our hostess Gayle Hahe from NNBC was present.

Approval of minutes: Tony Palladino made a motion to approve the August minutes, Jim Glase seoned the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John reported a bank balance of $4125.24 with 75 contributing members.

Old Business:

Logan Landings – Updates: John Nicola corrected the proper name of this project and reported the anchor store Sprouts is schedule to open mid-January. The occupancy for the plaza is 65/70% filled. They will not say who has signed leases but these are the type of businesses going in; 2 restaurants, a pet store, nail salon, hair salon and they expect 2 of the outer parcels to be restaurants as well.

Destiny Church Expansion: The neighborhood information meeting (NIM) held last week had more than half of OENA board there. Almost everyone from the board spoke along with a few other residents in regards to the expansion impacting not only the surrounding homes of their peace and quiet but of the impact the neighborhood will see in traffic along Oakes Blvd. Rich Yavonovich a land use attorney is representing Destiny Church. He spoke that this NIM was to clear up that the original Conditional Use never designated a parking area on the site plan. This meeting was needed for the church to move forward with the county to amend the original conditional use of 1997 to incorporate that. James Sabo is the principal planner from Collier County Growth Management and Zoning Division was in attendance. He has been in this position at the county for just over a year. He was unable or unfamiliar with questions that were asked regarding the expansion. The OENA board and guests of tonight’s meeting brought up these questions and bullet points to address with county ASAP requesting these staff to be invited; James Sabo, Jamie French, David Weeks, Nick Casalanguida and Leo Ochs will be our next step. Karl asked for someone to be our liaison for this ongoing project, reluctantly Tony Palladino stepped up.

With the median on Immokalee Rd being extended it gives Oakes Blvd. less access.

Standing Oaks PUD Status: Karl Fry asked for a board designee for this project, with no one volunteering at this time. To the best of the board’s knowledge this project is being constructed by Chris Allen of Allen Concrete whom we believe is working with Davidson Engineering. Leigh Gevelinger the landscape architect for the medians that will be constructed on Oakes Blvd. has been our only contact for this project so far. Karl has written Leigh on two occasions asking whom is the contact or builder of this project, with no reply from her. Leigh contacted Terry Iamurri, Peter Goodin and Karl by email this past week letting them know that FDOT will not allow the cabbage palms and Live oak trees in the median landscape design due to the island medians requirement of trees within 100’ from any intersection. The landscape medians are 80’ long. This will only leave what it is consider ground covering plants that can be maintained to a total of 24” tall. Karl asked for a straw vote from the board how they felt regarding the medians without trees being planted, the majority were okay with it. It was said they may cause deadly crashes, which we do not want. Peter contacted Pam Lulich of CC Transportation Planning whom said she has not seen Leigh Gevelinger’s design as of yet, but expected she might be reviewing this around September 6th. Leigh has requested a letter be signed from the OENA that they have been contacted regarding a request from the original PUD. Karl and Peter are working toward this request but will hold off fulfilling it until Leigh gives us a contact for this project along with a clear understanding that the Standing Oakes PUD will be responsible for not only the planting but the maintenance of these landscape island medians which had been asked in numerous past conversations.

13-Acre parcel @ Autumn Oaks & Oakes Blvd.: Karl reported a GMP Amendment has been submitted for this parcel to the County from Attorney John Passidomo whom is on the board for the senior center that is considering this site. The county’s stand is that Mr. Passidomo has filed everything timely and correctly for consideration. Russell Williams said this will most likely have a huge impact on the neighborhood if allowed. The site they are on now on Castillo Dr. is impacted greatly by parking that overflows to the surrounding roads with also borrowing parking by a nearby church. This will be a senior day care Monday through Friday, with Wednesday offering bingo and a free meal to seniors from Meals on Wheels that is delivered. The design drawing should be available in a month or so.

Storm water Non-Ad Valorem Assessment: Steve Bracci reported with overwhelming amount of questions from residents regarding the validity of the impervious and non-impervious areas around their homes, the county has come back and said they will not be charging more than $190.00 per resident for this fee. There will be a meeting for questions on this Thursday, September 6th, starting at approximately 5:05 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers on the 3rd floor of the Government Center. Tony and Steve plan to attend.

New Business:

Replacement of board member Hiram Garcia: John Nicola had to leave before the meeting was over. John has been in contact and could not report why Oscar Villeverde was unable to attend yet again. The board question how much does he want to participate.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle wanted everyone to know they have open Gym Volleyball for Adults/Teens every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. For more information contact Gayle at Gayle@nnbc.life

Adjournment: Jim Rice made a motion to adjourn at 8:48 p.m. Russell Williams seconded it and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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OAKES ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

Call to order/determination of Quorum: Meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Jim Rice, Tony Palladino and Jamie Ringhofer. Guests in attendance were Bobbi Sutton, Rob Mackey, Carol Barkauskas, Doug Sprague, Pam Storrar, Amber Williamson, Eric Solomon, Steve Bracci, Dale Wohlers, Peggy Wohlers, E.R. (Ray) Russell, Gene Wahlberg and Pastor Greg Ball from Destiny Church and Gayle Hahe our hostess from NNBC.

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

Treasurer’s report: John reported a bank balance of $4,151.22 with 75 contributing members.

Old Business:

  1. Landings at Logan- Updates: John reported the walls are up for the anchor grocer, Sprouts, they are cutting in the roads for the other retailers. The opening is now scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 for Sprouts with other retailers to follow. Bobbi Sutton questioned whether we will be getting a buffer at the end of Autumn Oaks and possible Hidden Oaks Lane because it appears they have cleared some vegetation at the end of Autumn Oaks and wondered if this is in preparation for the landscape buffer they will be providing for us. John will inquire about this.

  2. Destiny Church Expansion: Pastor Greg Ball was available to let us know that they will be having an informational meeting regarding their new expansion under the old conditional usage. According to Pastor Ball, as they understand it, the only thing they have left is a conditional use for parking. This will be held at their church at on Wednesday, August 29th at 5:30. He said their building now is 60x60 which allows them 300 people by fire code. They set up chairs each week for approximately 260 for each of their services, one on Saturday evening and two on Sunday. He was asked if there was going to be a turn lane installed when the expansion takes place and he said there would be. There also might be presence of a deputy for traffic flow in out of Hidden Oaks when services are taking place. Residents asked if the temporary church signs at Hidden Oaks could be taken down because they are numerous and are displayed all weekend long. The signs were discussed with Pastor Ball agreeing to remove them. During the meeting Tony Palladino’s wife called, they live across from Destiny Church to say that music from the church was rattling their windows. Pastor Ball said he has had Collier County code enforcement come out to check on the decibels the noise from his church puts out is under what county code allows. That their youth group would only be playing until 8:30 tonight. Karl then asked was it his stand that if their noise was below what the county allows, then it doesn’t matter if the neighbors complain or their windows rattle? Pastor Ball said it was within his rights to continue. It was noted that the church has activities seven days a week and for the surrounding residents their lives are disrupted everyday by the church noise and traffic. Karl asked to have the minutes reflect that we would like to put out an email blast to notify residents of the upcoming informational meeting at the church.

  3. Standing Oaks PUD: No new updates.

  4. 4-Way Stop at Spanish Oaks and Oakes Blvd.: Karl reviewed the ways the OENA Board has surveyed the neighborhood for this. It did an email survey three different times with approximately 45 total responses. With 80+% of the responses in favor of the 4 way stop sign. The board then did a postcard mailing by Val-Pak to each homeowners by mail for them to vote by SurveyMonkey on line. The survey got a total of 164 responses, 120 were in favor of and 44 were against the 4 way stop at Spanish Oaks. Steve Bracci, former board member and local attorney, presented research indicating our survey process falls short of the “Three E’s” protocol as mandated by the county for traffic calming changes. We thank Steve for his research. Karl replied that the board had not been notified by the county of these requirements, but that if we move forward, we would verify the requirement and follow the protocol. The board ultimately decided to table discussion and action on the 4-way stop until traffic impacts become clear from other inevitable changes, namely tear-drop shaped medians from the Standing Oaks PUD and the removal of the cut in the Immokalee Road median allowing westbound traffic to turn south onto Oakes Blvd.

  5. Oakes Estates Sign Plantings: Terry reported a few (3) more plants died at the Autumn Oaks Sign. She replace these at no charge. The plantings at all three signs are doing well now.

New Business:

  1. Replacement of board member Hiram Garcia: John has been in communication with Oscar Villaverde but they are playing phone tag or missing each other. He will try again for next month to get him to the meeting.

  2. Storm water Non-Ad Valorum Assessment: Approved by the county commission in March as a fee, it was discussed that this is actually a tax. The federal government has required states to add this to unincorporated areas such as Golden Gate Estates. Places like the city of Naples does not have this "fee". Stantec was hired to survey the impervious areas for taxation. Most residents got these notices yesterday. They have 20 days to request reviews. The county will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 6th starting at approximately 5:05 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers on the 3rd floor of the Government Center on the East Trail. It was asked if Karl might try to get our Commissioner, Burt Saunders to come address this at OENA meeting next month which would be Tuesday, Sept. 4th.

  3. 13 Acres on corner of Autumn Oaks: Karl was notified by attorney John Passidomo whom is on the board for the Naples Senior Center that is now located on Castillo Dr. in Naples that they have interest in this parcel for their headquarters. Naples Senior Center is primarily a senior day care facility, but offers additional programs to assist seniors. Mr. Passidomo indicated to Karl that their desired design drawings should be available within 1-2 months. As more information becomes available from both the interested party and the Golden Gate Master plan board we hope to have a better understanding of what this parcels potential use is.

Open Agenda: North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle wanted us to know that the church has newly remodeled their portables in the back of the church that were hurt from hurricane Irma. They have open Volleyball every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for more information contact Gayle at Gayle@nnbc.net

Adjournment: Tony made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. John seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by: Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Special Board Meeting
Thursday, May 17
th, 2018

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. Karl Fry, John Nicola, Mike Vitte, Terry Iamurri, Jim Glase, Jim Rice, Jaimie Ringhofer, Bob Walker and Tony Palladino were present. Gayle Hahe was in attendance from NNBC.

Old Business:

Standing Oaks PUD: Bob reported that they are projecting to run utilities from the Southside of Vanderbilt Beach Road down Oakes Blvd. within the next 2-3 months, at the same time they will be installing the medians along Oakes Blvd. We need to be thinking about the xeriscape plants for these medians. Terry will bring pictures of a thatch palm and other considerations. We need to ask for a county recommended list of plants.

Destiny Church Expansion: Destiny Church is requesting a revision to their original conditional use permit. This is a very important issue for our entire neighborhood due to the amount of traffic that would come with the possibility of this becoming a mega church. It was decided that rather then send our normal email blast out to everyone regarding this that we would allow Tony to construct a letter to send as an email that the board will approve to each individual on our email list. We have had residents tell us they were never notified of things due to these emails going to their junk mail. We are trying a new avenue to communicate and reach out to our residents.

4-Way Stop@ Oakes and Spanish Oaks: Karl informed us that Phil Ellington from Valpak donated the design and graphics for this postcard. Karl did not have the finished version to share tonight with the board but expects it to be done by tomorrow. It will then be emailed for any revisions to the board. Karl will check to see if Survey Monkey has a way to recognize or retrieve emails from the responses. Once this is proofed it will be sent out to residents.

Standing Oaks/Destiny – Special Letter to residents: Karl put together an informative letter to our residents of the imminent changes to our neighborhood regarding both of these projects. Destiny Church is requesting a provision to the original PUD would still have to come in front of the planning and County Commissioners meeting in the very near future. We have to press upon all our residents their view and voice needs to be heard. Karl drafted a letter to help residents state the obvious problems with the consider expansion of Destiny Church and the already approved Standing Oaks PUD, with the intention of each individual adding their personal views of the reasons to oppose the possibility of Destiny tripling its size. This meeting was called tonight because we need to formulate a plan to how to better communicate or get the word out to the residents. The things that were tossed out for ideas were: to put signs out on Oakes Blvd. to “pay attention to your mail”, do a second postcard by Val-Pak, go door to door, do tents at the entrance of each street on Saturday and hand out letters/try to collect emails, send a webmaster email blast verses a personal email from a board member. These considered options were discussed at length. It was decided that along with the communications listed in the above paragraphs that we would go door to door to leave a two page letter and a return postage paid envelope to Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association so they can then be forwarded on to County Department heads and the commissioners from our association. Terry offered to have stamp made with our name and address and stamp 500 #10 envelopes to have ready. Jaimie made a motion to allow a $300.00 budget for the purchase of OENA stamp, 500 #10 envelopes and stamps for Terry to purchase for this project. Tony seconded and the motion and the motion carried. The following is a list of the streets and lanes the board members are assigned to deliver the letters to. If you are unable to give it to someone it will be left in a Ziploc bag with a stone in the driveway.

Karl Fry – English Oaks

Russell Williams- Bur Oaks

Mike Vitte- Shady Oaks

Tony Palladino- Standing Oaks

Terry Iamurri- Golden Oaks

Jim Rice- Spanish Oaks

John Nicola- Hidden Oaks

Jaimie Ringhofer- Autumn Oaks and Oaks Blvd. up to Hidden Oaks Lane

Jim Glase and Bob Walker- Oakes Blvd. south of Hidden Oakes Lane

New Business:

Hiram Garcia moving West- resigning immediately – Karl asked if anyone new someone whom might like to be on the board John Nicola offered to contact Oscar Villaverde whom showed an interest at the annual meeting in March.

Adjournment: Tony made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 p.m. Jaimie seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, June 5th at 7 p.m. to be held in the gym at NNBC

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, May 1
st, 2018

Call to order/ Determination of Quorum: At 7:02 the meeting was called to order with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Hiram Garcia, Bob Walker, Tony Palladino, Jim Glase, Jim Rice and Russell Williams. Guests in attendance were Stephanie Malloy, Ed Zeigler and Paul and Melinda Sullivan. Gayle Hahe from NNBC.

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

Treasurer’s report: John reported a bank balance of $4151.91 with 60 contributing members.

Old business:

Logan Landings (new name)- Updates: John reported the plaza is now scheduled to open the first quarter of 2019 with the possibility of Sprouts grocer opening at the end of this year.

Destiny Church Expansion- recent application: They have submitted a new Conditional Use application which is still under review by county staff. We are waiting for it to go to the planning commission.

Immokalee Median Cut-Through to be Closed Off: The county held an informational meeting at NNBC from 5-6PM this evening. Mark McCleary is the principal project manager for the closing of the median this summer that currently allows westbound vehicles on Immokalee to turn south onto Oakes Blvd. This will double the length of the left turn lane from Immokalee eastbound on Valewood which has been stacking into the through lanes of Immokalee Road.

Standing Oaks PUD- Moving forward: Terry and Karl approached Mark McCleary at the info meeting earlier tonight regarding this project. He confirmed it is going forward and is up for review. We asked him to let us know whom the main contact is so we can reach out to them. John offered to try look up information regarding the PUD guidelines. The board reviewed concessions written into the PUD including medians to be installed above and below several of our intersections within six months of approval of their Site Development Plan (SDP).

Spanish Oaks Stop Sign Survey Initiative: Terry brought up that maybe this should put on hold for six more months to see if the Immokalee Road lane closure and the possibility of having medians installed on Oakes Blvd by the Standing Oaks PUD might be enough for Spanish Oaks residents to get out of their street. After group discussion it was decided that these changes, while impacting traffic on Oakes Blvd, will not materially change the situation at Spanish Oaks Lane. We agreed to move forward with the mailing discussed last month. Jim Rice made a motion to spend up to $400.00 for a mailer to go out to survey residents. Karl will format it to direct residents to go to a new page on our website with background info and a link to SurveyMonkey to vote. Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried. This mailer will go out with a headline of “Safety Bulletin” with a call to action within 3 weeks (set a date) of the mailing. We want to include wording that this 4-way stop is supported by the OENA board. Phil Ellington from ValPak has offered to assist with postcard graphics and minimizing budget on the mailing. Karl will coordinate with him.

Oakes Estates Sign Plantings: The board thanked Terry for taking on this project.

New Business:

Lights at Tarpon Bay Blvd. to Synchronized with Immokalee Rd. at the Interstate: Ed Zeigler at a past meeting asked the board to look into getting these lights to synchronize like they did for about a week around the holidays. The board did ask Tony with the county whom is in charge of this. The reply was it is important for the county to keep Immokalee Road traffic moving then a lesser artery like Tarpon Bay in the synchronization of these lights.

Open agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church: Gayle said they are gearing up for Vacation Bible School to Start on June 4-8th from 9-12:30p.m. The theme is "Game On". Please contact Gayle at Gayle@nnbc.life

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

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Call to Order/ Determination of Quorum: At 7:02 p.m. the meeting was called to order with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Terry Iamurri, Jim Glase, Jim Rice, Hiram Garcia, Tony Palladino and Bob Walker. Also in attendance was Gayle Hahe from NNBC, Celia Garcia, Christian Sibut, Doug and Donna Sprague.

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

Treasurer’s report: John was unable to attend, Karl reported for him our bank balance is $3874.24. We took in $1595.00 in donations with 38 paid members. Our annual meeting in February was well received. Gayle took a quick count and felt we had between 30-50 people attend. John has the sign in sheets. We will check with him when he returns.

Old Business
Landing at Logan: The only thing we have heard it is supposed to open the end of this year. The board feels this is an aggressive opening date because they have only cleared the property.

Destiny Church: We know they have submitted a new application for conditional use on March 28th. The board feels we need to stay vigilant to see what they are requesting. We want to minimize impacts on our neighborhood.

Standing Oaks PUD – Moving Forward: Rebecca Acx emailed Karl to let him know she saw that a site plan has been submitted for this project of 164 units. She had hoped to stop it. Karl let her know that this has been in the works for over 10 years and we worked with the developer back then to minimize impact on our neighborhood in terms of buffers, vegetation, building limitations, etc. Originally, 216 units were allowed in the zoning. Karl will email the Collier County Commissioners to remind them of the list of concessions we negotiated and that were accepted and placed into public record as part of the PUD. These included tear drop-shaped medians above and below three of our intersections plus a median north of Standing Oaks Lane, the main entrance to the PUD, to be installed within 6 months of approval of the site plan.
13-Acre Parcel@ Oakes and Autumn Oaks meeting: Tom Taylor president of Holes Montes had a verbal agreement with the owner, Ed White, to purchase this parcel with the intent to put a Self Storage facility on the property. A team of board members from OENA met with them to let them know that is unacceptable within our neighborhood. Other suggestions were discussed but OENA board members strongly suggested single family homes is the only vision we would like to see for this parcel of land, consistent with current estates zoning.

New Business
Spanish Oaks Stop Sign Survey Initiative: Eight people signed up to go street to street to get signatures to have a 4-way stop approved by the county. It was discussed when this was done in the past you have to continually go back to homes that are not home when you make the sweep. With so many gates and fences on most properties it also makes it difficult. The board decided after much discussion to have Karl make up a large postcard, possibly with an image of a stop sign and headline “Safety Bulletin”, and a call to action to go to a survey website to read more and submit a vote within 7 days. The last mailing for the annual meeting cost $420.00. Postcards may cost up to 50% less. Karl will contact Phil Ellington from Val-Pak and see what he recommends and if he might help our efforts.

Donation to NNBC youth group: Terry made a suggestion that we make a donation to North Naples Baptist Church Youth group for their help with set up and clean up for our annual meeting. She also reminded everyone we have not given a donation in two years. This is our meeting place each month that we are not charged for and Gayle Hahe must attend to lock up after us. Jim Rice made a motion to give a $500.00 donation. There was discussion. Terry then made a motion to make a $150.00 donation, Jim Glase seconded it, the motion carried, with Jim Rice declining.

Website advertising: Terry brought up that she had met a realtor, Michelle Combs at the annual meeting. Her realty group is offering a free seminar targeted to 18-24 year olds whom maybe facing uncertainty in their jobs and careers. Michelle was looking for a way to get the word out there about this Quantum Leap seminar. Despite the worthy nature of this cause, the board agreed that advertising such events might become burdensome and did not align with our mission statement. It was decided that this was better suited for the Nextdoor.com site.

Open Agenda
North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle said they are offering Open Gym Co-ed Volleyball on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. She also thanked our group for leaving the many leftover desserts from our Tuesday night annual meeting last month. They had them at their Wednesday night fellowship meal.

Adjournment: Terry made a motion to adjourn at 8:41 p.m. Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, February 6,
th 2018

Call to Order/Determination of Quorum: At 7:03 p.m. the meeting was called to order with a quorum present: Karl Fry, Mike Vitte, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Russell Williams, Tony Palladino, Bob Walker and Jim Rice. We had three guests in attendance Phil Ellington and Erik Solomon from Hidden Oaks Lane and Ed Zeigler along with our hostess Gayle Hahe from NNBC.

Approval of minutes: Tony made a motion to approve the January minutes. John seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $2938.81. He has paid our webmaster fee’s this past month for this year.

Old Business:

Annual Meeting: (a) Review draft of annual letter- Everyone thought it was a great letter. It was decided that Karl would edit the letter to include that at the Annual meeting we welcome all neighborhood business to bring their business cards and/or brochures to be able to put out on display for our local residents to be aware or consider using their services. Karl will have a sign in register to announce the businesses. An email blast needs to go out to announce this. Bob made a motion to approve Karl’s letter with the added verbatim, Jim seconded the motion and motion carried. (b) Discuss special guests- Karl will contact people from the county such County Commissioner Burt Saunders, CC sheriff’s deputy Neal Bohannon and other’s to invite them to our meet and greet annual meeting. (c) Finalize Meet-N-Greet format and food- Gayle has offered to have NNBC youth group help set up tables and chairs for this in their gymnasium. Gayle offered to make coffee and help coordinate with Terry the supplies and set up time. Terry sent out an email of considered desserts for this event. Mike made a motion for Terry to spend up to $150.00 for this event. This would include the desserts, small bottles of water, cream and sugar, coffee, paper goods and utensils for up to 100 people. Russell seconded the motion and the motion carried. (d) Approve Mailing Service Contract- Terry said that Presstige Printing is going up $22.00 on the printing from last year so printing with mailing this year should run $403.00 Tony made a motion to approve this mailing and Mike seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Landings at Logan- Updates: John this new commercial use of retail, restaurants and a grocer has cleared this parcel and is expected to have some openings in nine months.

Destiny Church Expansion- latest application: To the best of our knowledge nothing has changed. The church needs to re-apply for conditional use.

Bedding under Oakes estates signs: Terry said she went by to assess the signs since hurricane Irma. She found that all the signs have small plant debris adhered to them which she took a rag to remove. All the signs are starting to get mold growth on the fronts. Mike Vitte offered to go by with his large tank sprayer in the coming weeks and make a solution of bleach and water to get it off. Terry still plans to replant after Mike bleaches the signs either in March or April. Terry re-caulked the sign at the neighborhood park and repainted the red trim on all the signs to freshen it up.

New Business:

Corner of Oakes and Autumn Oaks Lane: John Nicola has attended a few of the GGAMP meetings. He noticed that this parcel appeared to be listed as commercial and brought it to the attention of Mark Strain and the OENA board. He was told by Mark that was an oversight and would be changed. Terry after reviewing the Golden Gate Master Plan latest updates for future usage caught it again and alerted the county GGAMP board regarding this. The county response was that numerous factors had to be in place for this to still be able to be used for commercial or conditional use. Those things were that the license never lapse to be renewed each year and that power to the property was not shut off. At this time we do not have those answers. Karl spoke with Mark Strain this past week regarding this property. Mark told Karl that someone wants to use this as a self-storage business. They have asked for a meeting with the county for this Friday, Feb. 9th.

Donation to NNBC: Jim and Terry both made motions of different denominations to make a donation to NNBC youth group because they will be setting up for our annual meeting and because Gayle and the church have been kind enough to host our monthly meetings. No donations have been given since 2016. Neither got seconded. It was decided to table this until after the annual meeting to see where we are at with donations.

Allyn Concrete Parcel PUD: Bob made note that they are trying to pipe water connection to this parcel, most likely to re-market it or to start developing it.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: There will be no rummage sale this year. On Thursday’s they will now offer open volleyball to co-ed’s instead of basketball. On Tuesday, February 13th Ladies of the church have home baked cookies to hand out, thru a drive through system at the church these are free and a form of goodwill, it is there Valentine Cookie Outreach. Sadly, due to the shootings in small community churches they have chosen to have armed security present at Sunday services for the safety of their parish.

Adjournment: Karl made a motion to adjourn at 8:21 p.m. Russell seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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Oakes Estates Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, January 9
th, 2018

Call to order/Determination of Quorum: At 7:02 p.m. the meeting was called to order with a quorum present: Karl Fry, John Nicola, Terry Iamurri, Hiram Garcia, Russell Williams, Tony Palladino, Bob Walker, Jim Glase and Jim Rice in attendance along with Gayle Hahe from NNBC.

Approval of minutes: Bob made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Tony seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Treasure’s report: John Nicola reported a bank balance of $3563.81. John did a spread sheet of our income and expenses for the last nine years the expenses that OENA have been as high as $3857.77 in 2009 to as low as $788.56 in 2012, many factors take these considerations in each year. The consensus is it’s important for us to do an annual mailer each year to solicit funds to sustain us and to get information out that has impacted us currently and in the future of our neighborhood.

Old Business

Stop Sign @ Spanish Oaks/ Oaks Blvd.: At this time the board has agreed to not move forward with this. It was expressed to Karl to include the process of how this came about in the annual letter.

Landings at Logan – updates: John said by their time line they should be starting to clear and building any day. He will continue to monitor landscaping for the end of Hidden and Autumn Oaks Lanes.

Destiny Church Expansion-latest application: No information on this at this time. There was much concern from the surrounding neighbors to the endless activities at the church both day and night. The night activities have many concerns for safety including driving in and out of the church all hours on the night, cars parked on the street, car alarms chirping and people congregating and talking in the lot late in the evening.

Bedding under Oakes Estates signs: Terry said she would keep the board abreast of when periwinkle will become available to replant, most likely April.

New Business:

Annual meeting- guest, annual letter, fundraising: After many possible topics of interest or potential guest speakers for our annual meeting it was agreed upon to do something different this time. It was decided to do a meet and greet your neighbor with coffee and dessert in the gymnasium of NNBC if Gayle gets the okay from their pastor. It was discussed to keep the format of annual letter the same as last year and to use the same printer, Prestige Printing in Bonita Springs. Possible topics for Karl to include in this year’s letter will be: the 4 way stop at Spanish Oaks, an update of the closing of the median on Immokalee Road, ideas and concerns to preserve the neighborhood and OENA board longevity to be considered. Jim Rice made a motion to have Terry get a new list from the county of addresses for our neighborhood for the mailing. John seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Open Agenda:

North Naples Baptist Church Events: Gayle let us know that the drive thru Nativity was well received this year and next year they will consider getting their CD’s for listening done in Spanish and Creole too. NNBC will have a new couple, The Butlers looking after their student and recreational ministry. For more information about the many activities and services available at NNBC please contact Gayle@nnbc.life

Adjournment: Tony made a motion to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Terry Iamurri

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