Estero Community Planning Panel
Public Meeting # 76
June 12, 2006
Marsh Landing Clubhouse, Estero, Florida
Panel Members Present: Neal Noethlich, Chairman; Don Eslick, Estero Council
of Community Leaders; Jack Lienesch, Estero Civic Association; Carl Barraco,
Estero Chamber of Commerce; Greg Toth , Estero Development Community;.
Treasurer: Fran Wagner, ECA. Recording Secretary: Bill Brown, ECCL. Absent: Dan
Delisi, Estero Development Community.
Noethlich called the meeting to order at 6:05PM.
Twenty participants were present including 11 members of the general public.
Brown reported that there was a display ad in the Bonita Banner on June 7. The
notice was in the Banners Briefly Column on June 10. The notice was is in the
Estero section of the News-Press Web page and the joint Web Page – EsteroFL.Org.
The notice was posted in the Library, Realty World and the Wachovia and Colonial
Wagner reported a current balance of $6,510.49 in the Community Planning
Panel account on deposit at the Colonial Bank in Estero. Toth: Motion to accept
Lienesch : Second. Report accepted unanimously.
Lienesch: Motion to accept minutes. Toth: Second. Minutes accepted
Michael Kaney, VP, Hunt Douglas Real Estate Services, Inc. Postponed until
July 10 because Mr. Kaney was advised against driving from Tampa due to Tropical
Coconut Road, W of Rt 41, near El Dorado Acres.
Renay Montague, REMAX Sundance Realty. Proposed rezoning of 2.25 acres west
of Spring Creek Road and adjacent to
El Dorado Acres
non-retail commercial. The property is owned by members of the Johnson family.
Eslick said he would prefer that it not be commercial since it is surrounded by
residential. If it is to be commercial would need to be low level office to be
compatible and it would require substantial buffering. He suggested that it
would be desirable to consolidate it with the adjoining 8.5 acres to permit a
more substantial residential development and avoid individual entrances. Other
Panel members concurred with Eslick’s suggestions. Noethlich invited Ms.
Montague to return to the Panel when she has more details, including a list of
Appointment of Gerald A. Simons, AIA, to EDRC. Lienesch: Motion to
appoint. Toth: Second. Motion approved unanimously
Awards/Recognition Program Status: Lienesch reported that action had
been postponed until after July 4th because of Prysi’s tight schedule. Noethlich
indicated that he believes Bill Prysi has put forth good suggestions which flow
out of Bill’s direct experience in ALCA awards programs. What we are looking for
is an award program which is truly first class.
Discussion of Future Additional LDC and Community Plan 5 year Review:
Toth stressed the importance of getting mixed use language included in the next
round of amendments to the Estero section of the Land Development Code. Barraco
Motion Toth second that Chairman Noethlich contact the County Planning Staff to
stress the importance of the mixed use language. Motion approved unanimously
Eslick suggested that a workshop should be scheduled to determine what other
amendments should be considered.
ESTERO DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE (EDRC)
Tom O’Dea reported that Steak and Shake
is scheduled to return at the next Public Meeting at 5PM June 14, 2006 at
CVS on the corner of Coconut
and US 41 are scheduled.
Toth: Motion to adjourn. Eslick: Second. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting
adjourned at 7:10 PM.
NEXT MEETING: 6 PM, MONDAY, JULY 10th, MARSH LANDING CLUBHOUSE