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Issue: # 91

August 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY UPDATES/REMINDERS

 

 

A Special Assessment Board Meeting will be held on September 10th @ 1:30 pm to discuss and approve a Special Assessment of $350 per household to replenish VCA reserves that were depleted by Hurricane IRMA expenses.  The reserves will be used to fund costs of special projects, i.e. updating lighting, repaving, etc.  There is NO PLAN to build a wall or fence along the back side of the property.

 

The Board has established a $200K "line of credit" to be used only in case of emergency.  This is only as a precaution!

 

Belle Lago Access - A letter has been sent to Belle Lago management requesting they remind their residents  that the golf cart gate access gate to The Vines is to be used "only" for ECC golf and its activities.

 

Vines residents (even if you are on a "guest" list) are not permitted on Belle Lago property or to use any of their facilities (tennis, bocce, pickle ball, pool, clubhouse, etc.) unless invited and accompanied by a Belle Lago resident.  If unescorted you will be asked to leave.

 

In July there was a break in the  sewer connection by the back lift station.  During repair a manhole collapsed, heavy rains came and the foundation under the electrical gave way!!  Its been a difficult couple of months but all is now repaired and updated.  Lee County wants to install a gate for access.  Negotiations are currently under way with county for a solution that provides access but also protects the safety and appearance of our community.  

 

TRAFFIC & SAFETY

 

 

 

TAILGATING through Nuthatch entrance is prohibited, 2nd car will be damaged and gate may be broken.  Take your guest through the front entrance or call to give them access.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES TO PREVENT DAMAGE AND ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO COMMUNITY.  

 

Remember we share the roads with joggers, walkers, bikers, golf carts, delivery trucks, landscaping services, and dog walkers at all times, day or night.  We must keep everyone safe, so

  • SLOW DOWN, STOP AT STOPSIGNS (EVEN RR TRACK), this is not an option.
  • WALK AGAINST TRAFFIC, BIKE WITH TRAFFIC
  • DOGS MUST BE LEASHED!!  PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG!
  • WEAR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING, CARRY A FLASHLIGHT!

 

HURRICANE INFORMATION

 

 

Hurricane FL

Hurricane booklets are available currently at Publix.  VCA handbook is on VCA website for reference.  Our Hurricane Hotline number is:  877-769-3272.   DO NOT CALL THE COUNTRY CLUB! 

 

Practical tools such as the All Hazards Guide can be found on:  www.LeeEOC.com or www.facebook.com/LCEMFL@LeeEOC

 

A Special Needs Shelter is located at Fort Myers High School South for individuals with medical impairments or disabilites.  Easiest way to register is to call Lee County Emergency Management @ 239-533-0622 or online @  www.LeeEOC.com

 

Board meeting

Sincerely,

 

Gail McCracken, Editor

 

HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT SUMMER. . . the VCA Board is back to work with a full agenda and lengthy discussions. 

 

 

Pegasus   239-454-8568 

Non-Emergency police    239-477-1200

J. McClain (Village representative)  239-221-5035
Hurricane Hotline   877-769-3272

Village of Estero, https://Estero-FL.gov

 

Volunteer/Voice your Opinion about Village of Estero:  https://esterotoday.com 

 

 

 

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