First is the NCH (community Hospital) problem between the Hospital and the independent doctors. The policy has been reversed and back to its former status where your doctor will be allowed to admit you and be part of your medical care team. Hopefully, those in this dispute will be able to put any hard feelings aside and they can all concentrate on patients wellbeing.
If you follow the city government you know there is a vacant seat on the council. There are 3 announced candidates now and a 4th coming Monday. Bill Moss, former city manager, has put in his paperwork and running for the seat. The official announcement will be Monday. This will be a very interesting dynamic if he is elected, as he probably has more firsthand knowledge about the city than anyone.
We are now finalizing the agenda for our annual meeting. It will be at the Sailing and Yacht Club again this year and will be at our regular meeting time of 9:30 am. February 19. I am enclosing the financial statement from last years collected funds for all to see here. At the meeting, we will be able to answer any questions you may have and the approve it.
Our slate of officers from the nominating committee are..
Terry Forshier…….….1750 Sandpiper
Mike Kehoe…………..1407 Marlin
Maureen Minker…..1525 Bonita Lane
Donald Miller………..2350 Snook
Ed Thieme…………….2170 Snook
Fred Hoffmann……1303 Wahoo
Katie Reese…………..1303 Cobia
Kimberly Alvord…….1580 Bluefin
Mike Rinaldi…………..1667 Bonita Ct
John Heinze………….1800 Sandpiper
Jim Doane……………..2240 Tarpon Rd
I have had a lot to say on the Vision statement over the past month. Now it will be your turn to have a say. The city will be mailing each of you a survey postcard asking you to log in and voice your opinions on various issues. This is your opportunity to have a say in how you wish to see the city grow and operate and where you think we should be heading. Everyone will have a log in number to identify you as a city resident. This will not, however, identify you, so your opinions will be anonymous, just as a resident. The reason for this is so non-city residents cannot control the issues in the city.
Many have heard about the Bay restoration projects. Here below is the scoop. Please follow up with the appropriate persons as indicated in the article. I hope this answers your questions.
Restoring Oyster Reefs in Naples Bay
A new oyster reef restoration project involves creating 5 acres of oyster reef habitat in Naples Bay. Over the past few decades, oyster reefs in Naples Bay have experienced an 80% decline, due to urbanization and channelization. This oyster reef restoration project aims to place oyster habitat substrate (concrete, limestone rock, and shell) at three sites in Naples Bay to provide habitat for oyster colonization.
The goals of this project are to:
- Restore a portion of the oyster reef community
- Improve shoreline resiliency through protection from storm and wake surge
- Improve water quality through restoration of filter-feeders
- Restore other ecological components e.g. fish and invertebrate populations
- Increase community awareness of the benefits and ecosystem services provided by living shorelines
This project was made possible through funding by:
- The City of Naples
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center, Office of Habitat Conservation, Coastal Resilience Grant Program award #59-6000382 ($484,244)
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program with a grant from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management awarded under the Coastal Zone Management Act; DEP Agreement No. CM820 ($30,000)
- Community volunteers and donors, including local residents and businesses, Naples Chapter Coastal Conservation Association of Florida (CCA Florida)
Construction has begun on the largest site of the project, Site 1, which is just north of Bayview Park.
The map on the left below shows the locations of the proposed oyster reefs. The diagram on the right shows the layout of the reefs at Site 1.
The community may get involved by volunteering at our oyster reef events. We held our third oyster bagging event last Saturday (26th January), with over 40 volunteers helping to create oyster bags. We will soon be posting a fourth oyster bagging event to complete the bagging prior to deployment for reef construction at Site 3 (just north of 41 bridge, near Rock Creek entrance).
Oyster bagging – TBD 2019
Reef building Site 3 (oyster bag deployment north of the 41 bridge – near Rock Creek entrance) – Saturday 4th May 2019
Please contact Katie Laakkonen for more information or to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:
Here is a link to Natural Resources Division website:
In the Environmental Management section more information can be found on our Oyster Reef Restoration project:
Stephanie Molloy, PhD
Natural Resources Manager
City of Naples
295 Riverside Circle
Naples, FL 34102
Ph (239) 213-1031
Real Estate Update:
1/21 2211 Kingfish Price Decrease $2,495,000
1/22 1571 Bonita Ln Price Decrease $3,095,000
1/22 2275 Trout New $4,195,000
1/25 2111 Tarpon New $2,195,000
1/26 1660 Dolphin New $4,975,000
1/26 1355 Marlin New $4,675,000
1/28 2310 Tarpon Sold $3,400,000
1/28 2120 Sheepshead Pending listed at $2,495,000
1/29 1366 Marlin Terminated $1,697,500
1/29 1366 Marlin New $1,375,000
1/31 1810 Kingfish Price Decrease $1,275,000
President Royal Harbor Homeowners