Estero Community Planning Panel
Public Meeting # 77
July 10, 2006
Marsh Landing Clubhouse, Estero, Florida
Panel Members Present:, Jack Lienesch, Acting Chairman, Estero Civic
Association, Don Eslick, Estero Council of Community Leaders; Lin Welch, Estero
Chamber of Commerce; Greg Toth , Estero Development Community;. Dan Delisi,
Estero Development Community. Recording Secretary: Bill Brown, ECCL. Absent:
Noethlich, ECCL, Treasurer: Frann Wagner, ECA
Lienesch called the meeting to order at 6:10PM. He introduced Lin Welch who
is the new appointee of the Estero Chamber of Commerce replacing Carl Barraco.
Public Participation: Twenty-three participants were present including
18 members of the general public. Brown reported that there was a display ad in
the Bonita Banner on July 8. The notice was is in the Estero section of the
News-Press Web page and the joint Web Page – EsteroFL.Org. It was posted in the
Library, Realty World and the Wachovia and Colonial Banks.
Secretary’s Report: Eslick: Motion to accept minutes. Toth: Second.
Minutes accepted unanimously.
Proposed Development of Parcels E & F of Plaza Del Sol, on C.S. Road,
Michael Kaney, VP, Hunt Douglas Real Estate Services, Inc. cancelled since they
are reworking their plans.
Proposed Preschool at 20200 Trailside Dr., W of Rt 41, N of Broadway
postponed to permit preparation of documentation requested by the Planning
East Corkscrew Community Issues Including Mining and Environmental,
Jim Lytell and Kevin Hill delivered a PowerPoint presentation spelling out the
adverse impact of present and proposed mining on the way of life, traffic safety
on Corkscrew Road, damage to Corkscrew Road which wasn’t built to handle 800
heavy trucks per day, environmental balance including possible pollution of
wells including the Lee County well field that has a mine adjoining it. They
would like to see the Estero Planning District boundaries expanded to include
this area that is in the Estero Fire District.
Other recommendations were: weight limitations on Corkscrew Road, traffic
study on where we are supplying the aggregate and dirt to other counties,
enforce the present restrictions which call for trucks not to use Corkscrew west
of Alico and large scale community involvement for maximum political impact.
Eslick suggested hearings on expanding the Estero Planning District when the
Community Plan is revised. DeLisi cautioned against basing action on opposition
to mining since the effectiveness of the Estero Plan has been because of its
positive approach. Toth suggested that a possible compromise would be to expand
the mining area that is north of Estero to the east if additional production is
needed. It was reported that Noethlich plans to meet with the residents of East
Corkscrew to discuss possible plans.
Awards/Recognition Program Status: Delisi volunteered to take
Barraco’s place on the Awards Committee and the Committee approved.
Discussion of Future Additional LDC amendments and Community Plan 5 year
Review: Lienesch called on County Principal Planner Jim Mudd to explain the
availability of additional funding for updating the Estero Community Plan. Mudd
explained that up to $50,000 is now available for this purpose. Welch: Motion to
put this issue on the the Agenda for the August 14 meeting. Delisi second.
Motion agreed to unanimously. Eslick suggested we need to define the issues to
be addressed in the update. Toth said these should include mixed use and
expanding the boundaries of the Planning District. Eslick pointed out since we
will need a consultant to help update the Estero Plan, we should bring several
of them in and pick their brains as to what they think should be included in an
update. Lienesch stated he would request a list from Jim Mudd.
Toth: Motion to adjourn. Eslick: Second. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting
adjourned at 7:34 PM.
NEXT MEETING: 6 PM, MONDAY, August 14th, MARSH LANDING CLUBHOUSE