ESTERO COMMUNITY PLANNING PANEL
Minutes of Public Meeting #132 Ė
October 17, 2011
Park, Estero, Florida
Panel Members Present: Jack Lienesch,
Chairman, Estero Community Association; Neal Noethlich, Emeritus
Chairman; Greg Toth, Founding Member; Ned Dewhirst, Estero development
community; Jeff Maas, Estero Chamber of Commerce; Judy Beach, Recording
Secretary, ECCL; and Treasurer, Bev MacNellis,
ECCL. Excused Absences: John Goodrich, ECCL; Erik Dickens, ECCL;
Paul Roberts, Southland Development.
Also present, Mary Zettel, Code Enforcement
Officer, Division of Planning, Lee County Department of Community
Development; Bill Prysi, Estero Design Review Committee
Tribute to Bill Brown. Jack
asked for a moment of silence to honor the memory of our past secretary,
Bill Brown, who passed away earlier this month. A memorial service
was held at his church on October 15th.
Public Notice: Beach
reported that the meeting notice was posted at the South County Regional
Library, Realty World of Estero, the BB&T and Fifth Third Banks.
Suggestion was made to post at the Estero
Park and Beach will look
into the notice appearing in the Bonita Banner at no charge.
Approval of Minutes: Beach
distributed minutes of the July 18th meeting. Maas: Motion to
waive the reading of the minutes of the July 18th meeting and accept
them as written. Lienesch: Seconded. Accepted unanimously.
Treasurerís Report: Treasurer
MacNellis reported a balance of $1,957.67 as of September 30, 2011. No
other activity as of this date. A $328 check was mailed to the ECPP
mailbox, without explanation. MacNellis will contact ECCL for
clarification. Noethlich: Motion to accept the report. Mass: Seconded.
Update on Funding Grant Contract between
County and ECPP. Lienesch has signed the special legal
contract between ECPP and the County which will enable ECPP to request
and receive funds from the $50,000 grant. Noethlich asked that
confirmation be made that there is not a duplicate contract for ECPP
from former years.
Signage Changes Submitted to County.
Mary Zettel reviewed needed clarification of specific definitions to
eliminate confusion on Estero the signage codes in the current Land
Development Code. The previous LDC, when published, had
inconsistencies in its descriptions in several locations. After a great
deal of discussion and input from other committee members, Lienesch
appointed Greg Toth and Bill Prysi, to summarize the panelís recommended
changes and present them at the November meeting for discussion and
Panel discussion covered posting a request for proposal in a national
publication or pursuing through local sources. The important requisite
is to have someone committed to the same interest and standards for
Estero as the ECPP and EDRC are. Neal and Jack will work on this in the
Northpoint DRI Build Out Extension Request. Northpoint
is on the east side of US 41 between
and the Corkscrew
Shopping Center. Their proposal to extend
their build-out date from December 2010 to December 2016 has reached the
county and a public hearing is being scheduled. We approved this
Chase Bank Lighting.
MacNellis offered to drive by and photograph the building this evening
to establish if there has been any change.
Coconut Point Outdoor Music Status. Lienesch will
follow up with Matt Uhle regarding receiving a copy of Simonís proposed
amendment prior to their County approval hearings so we are able to
check it against our agreed- upon documents. To date we have not
received a copy.
Uptown Larryís COP Issue: The Panelís understanding is that
the issue is back in the hands of the State.
Storage Space for ECPP, EDRC and ECCL
files. Three possible sources were identified: the
South County Regional Library, Extra Storage of Estero and FGCU.
The total amount of space required has not been fully identified.
Maas: Motion to adjourn meeting. Noethlich:
Seconded. Accepted unanimously.
Panel was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Monday, November 21,
2011, 6 p.m., Estero