ESTERO COMMUNITY PLANNING PANEL
Minutes of Public Meeting #116 – June 21, 2010
Estero Community Park, Estero, Florida
Panel Members Present:
Jack Lienesch, Civic Association, Chairman; John Goodrich, ECCL; Dan DeLisi, Estero development community, Erik Dickens, ECCL; Ned Dewhirst, Estero
development community; Greg Toth, Founding Member; Treasurer: Bev MacNellis, ECCL and Judy Beach, substituting for Bill Brown, Recording
Secretary, ECCL. Absent: Jeff Maas, Estero Chamber of Commerce; Neal Noethlich, Emeritus Member
Public Notice: Lienesch reported that Bill Brown informed him that the meeting notice appeared in the Naples Daily Calendar, the Century-Link
Estero Events Calendar and Esterofl.org websites. The notice was posted at the South County Regional Library, Realty World of Estero, and the
BB&T and Wachovia Banks.
Lienesch distributed minutes of the May meeting. Goodrich: Motion to accept minutes. DeLisi: Seconded. Accepted unanimously
Treasurer Bev MacNellis reported that the current balance of $1,038.36 is in the Community Planning Panel account on deposit at the BB&T Bank. The
committee was reminded that, effective this year, developers must pay a $100 fee to present any projects to the ECPP that require a public
informational session per Lee County’s LDC.
History of ECPP –
Discussion rescheduled to July 19th, 2010 meeting.
Updating Our Plan (Goal 19) and LDC (Chapter 33):
The most recent draft of the Land Development Code – Estero Specific (Section 33) and Selected Lee Plan pages relating to Estero were
distributed to members. Because planning is the primary purpose of ECPP, the task of updating this information is most important. A special
discussion meeting was announced for Saturday, June 26, 2010, 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Estero Community Park. Discussion regarding
priorities, connectivity with Lee County, concerns for redevelopment and issues and opportunities are agenda items. The Planning Panel will also
review historical documents. Judy Beach will post the meeting notice.
David Graham Award:
The projected presentation is planned for the Summer Urban Land Institute meeting which is scheduled for July 29, 2010. A possible venue:
Hyatt Coconut Point.
WalMart Architectural Reviews:
Lienesch reviewed the outcome of the most recent meeting among the WalMart attorney, their
architect and engineer and members of the ECPP, EDRC and ECCL. The developer team appeared to agree with Estero’s suggestions for change subject
to WalMart’s corporate office final approval. The four outlots remain a concern because with the downsizing of the main building there is more
space for these lots and the panel wants to ensure the architectural theme of the main building is reflected in any structures on these parcels.
The panel was informed that this project was to be presented to the BOCC as part of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment on June 23rd. Much
discussion took place as to why the panel was not informed of this action, particularly since the project had just been reviewed by the ECPP at the
previous month’s meeting. Lienesch indicated he would attend the hearing to represent the panel.
Lienesch will work with Dewhirst and Kim Dailey to update the ECPP website pages.
DeLisi said that Southland Village (formerly Estero 30/35) would be on the BOCC agenda on July 15,
2010. He will be attending the BOCC meeting as a private citizen but wanted to clarify the position of ECPP. Lienesch will email a
package of previous information to all members for review
Adjournment: DiLisi: Motion to adjourn: Goodrich: Second. Accepted unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
6:00 P.M., MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010, ESTERO COMMUNITY PARK