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All members are invited. We will introduce the 2016 slate of board members and elect them at this time. Committee chairmen will give a short overview of their accomplishments last year. We have already emailed the financial report but will approve it at this meeting.
City Manager Bill Moss will attend and give us an overview of some of the city’s achievements and ongoing plans. Mayor Sorey will also speak and add to this. This is your chance to get straight answers from our leaders to questions you may have. Our neighborhood Police officer Tyrone Davis will be there, say hi, and you will have a chance to meet him. Also several council persons wish to address the group and say hi.
Then you may know, we have a number of city council candidates vying for 3 spots. Most of these are planning to attend and tell you why you should vote for them. (we have asked them to be brief)
This is an important informational meeting for you. Here you can see what we as a volunteer group are planning to do to help the community become even better. Every one of our board members has selflessly given their time to this endeavor and tried to make a difference.
Please try to attend.
Questions?? Call me, Terry Forshier, president 239 732 1238
January 23 is the date for the garage sale. On that day all of Royal Harbor residents wanting to participate will Open for a community Garage Sale. this is a good time to get rid of those things you no longer want. People will buy everything. Last day to sign upJan 20.
You can start when you want and close when you want. If you can fill out the application and return it to Nancy Lockwood in person or by email she will go to the city and get the permits.
We will then have maps placed at the entrances to Royal Harbor with those home sites participating indicated.
Traffic will be really something so prepare for it.
If you do not have an application or cannot find the email with it attached call Nancy or me and we will send another.
|January 23 is the date for the garage sale. On that day all of Royal Harbor residents wanting to participate will Open for a community Garage Sale. In the past we have had thousands come so this is a good time to get rid of those things you no longer want. People will buy everything.
You can start when you want and close when you want. If you can fill out the application and return it to Nancy Lockwood in person or by email she will go to the city and get the permits. 2150 Shad Ct. 774 2806
We will then have maps placed at the entrances to Royal Harbor with those home sites participating indicated.
Traffic will be really something, so prepare for it.
If you do not have an application or cannot find the email with it attached, call Nancy or me and we will send another .
Several have contacted me regarding installing cameras at the canal ends. We discussed this at length at our board meeting. There are so many obstacles to doing this we were not able to come up with a plan. For now we suggest each owner attempt to secure their own property. I will tell you what I did. I went to Dicks Sporting Goods here in Naples and purchased a game trail camera and have it set up to record anyone in my canal or around my boat day or night. These little camera systems run on batteries, they strap to a tree or post and will record anything that moves within a range. Mine reached 75 feet so I can get across the canal easily. It records on an SD card and batteries. Say they will run for up to 6 months. Color daytime, infra-red at night. It will take photos or short videos.
You can get these at any sporting goods store. Might be worth it?
Next a phone was found on Kingfish road this past week
If it is yours claim it at 777 8811
I now have the new 2016 RCC cards. We plan to mail them next week but if you want yours ahead, call me and come by and pick it up. You get one free…the second one at our cost this year at $8.00 I see the organization has a new owner and they are emailing people to sign you up. It is a lot more so get yours here. Call first so I can have it ready. 732 1238
Our boards members say you do not have to activate the card for it to be accepted. It just lets you get on the mailing list.
The garage sale is now set for January 23. We will send in a blanket permit to the city so watch for the sign up sheets in email.
The annual meeting is scheduled for Feb 9 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Since it is an election year, I suspect there will lots of city politicians there.
Since reporting the boat burglaries I have had several residents contact me that they Have cameras on their canals. These people agreed to review their tapes and see if they find anything that might look suspicious. This we will turn over to the police.
A good idea by one person was to use a hunting camera that uses IF to photograph game on trails. These are camouflaged and can run on batteries and will photograph any thing moving on your boat dock. They run from either side of $100 upward. Cabelas, Dicks sporting goods and Sports authority probably all carry them. Below from the Police.
Please find attached the original document of message below, sent to you as a PDF document using Adobe Reader and a Word document.
Admin Naples Police
***Press Release / Vessel Outboard Motor Lower Unit Thefts***
The City of Naples Police Department is currently investigating several vessel lower unit thefts that have recently occurred in the City of Naples, Royal Harbor neighborhood. Several vessel owners reported discovering their vessels’ lower units stolen from their boats while on lifts behind their residences. Suspects are believed to be gaining access to the vessels by the water. The lower units are removed by unscrewing bolts and pulling the lower unit down, separating the lower unit from the main shaft of the motor.
Preventative tips to aid in the prevention of vessel outboard motor lower unit thefts:
- Keep power off to the engine with a battery switch or remove connections to the battery.
- Keep vessel outboard in the down position or in the water.
- Install motion sensor spotlights, making sure light is shining directly on your vessel.
- Position your outboard in well-lit areas.
- Consider locking devices specialized in making lower unit removal difficult.
- Position the outboard against or above an object limiting the amount of working space.
- Consider a boat alarm which detects movement of the boat.
If you observe suspicious boats, vehicles, people, or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Naples Police Department by calling the nonemergency line, (239) 213-4844 or Emergency 911.
Tonight is the 5th Ave lighting up for Christmas. Should be lots of happy people there and its free and free parking in the garages. Take your camera and shoot some happy warm photos to send up North.
A resident reported last week they found some keys in the Northern area of Royal Harbor. If they are yours call me and I will give you the phone number of the people who found them. Picture attached.
I have about half of the residents in Royal Harbor now signed up in the Homeowners association for next year. We need the rest of you to come forward so we can get the RCC cards ordered and also get the directories underway. We have separated people on our list who have yet to reenroll. I am sending them a separate email with the APPLICATION ATTACHED. If you do not get a second email, then we more than likely have you in and paid. IF YOU HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOR, PLEASE PRINT OUT THE APPLICATION HERE AND TAKE IT TO THEM AND ASK THEM TO ALSO BECOME MEMBERS. Thanks.
Last month while out on the boat I went past the “new police boat” that the city asked for. As you know, a new fireboat was voted down several times. Then the city requested a new police boat. What do you think of this?
Thanksgiving is the start of our Holiday season. This week many of us take the time to reflect how thankful we are for our good fortune. We feast, have family time, and express our love for our fellow man. We make lists of our blessings, some reflect how thankful they are that their hard work has paid off and some have a sharing/thanking time around the Thanksgiving table. We do this in many ways. We all seem to have pretty good lives here, and most of us are blessed with good fortune. A minister would say this thankfulness is good for the soul.
However, there is another way of looking at Thanksgiving. The idea is to see it from the giving side and not the receiving side. So think about this…
Sure, we have all wanted that special gift, job, or thing, and we were overjoyed and thankful to get it. It is a great feeling to achieve a goal and get what you want and you are thankful for it. That is motivation working, and that is good. But nothing makes you feel better than to see something you did that made a difference in the life or attitude of someone else. Nothing compares to seeing the look in a person’s face when they are truly grateful for your help. Few things beat a heartfelt thank you. It could be from a dear friend after you stayed up all night consoling their loss, or the feeling you get from volunteering, maybe in a clean-up day or a neighborhood project, or dropping off food for a hunger drive, or putting a ten dollar bill into the “kettle”. This is the “giving” in Thanksgiving. Giving does not have to be big things, but just knowing you helped lets you get that warm glowing feeling that spreads throughout you. These things make us happy with ourselves and let us know the joy of life. It is how you feel when you see TV shows of soldiers returning home and the light in a child’s eyes seeing Daddy or Mommy after deployment. It is “pay it forward”; it is what makes us happy to be alive.
President Royal Harbor Homeowners Association
First… If you have not sent in your dues and application yet, please do it. WE are trying to get our membership files done early. We also need your help. Many of you are next to new neighbors who have just moved in last year. If this is the case we would really appreciate if you would take them an application and ask them to fill it out and join.
WE do a lot for the community with that $50. >From each of you. For one thing don’t think for a minute that the city is putting up the Christmas lights and lighting our trees. This is a volunteer who has done this for several years trying to make the community look nicer. Your dues pay for the electricity, the paint for the curbing’s, the flag on the flagpole and much more. WE also buy and provide the security cameras at the entrances and because of these several people have been apprehended and our crime has gone down to practically nothing.
Volunteers make the world go around, they make good neighbors and they make your neighborhood better. Yes our city does a lot and your taxes pay for that. But the extras that are making Royal Harbor a better place come from people selflessly donating their time and money for the betterment of all. We all need to be informed and contributing members of The Homeowners association. So, please help out and sign up your neighbors.
I already have about 75 applications from the first mailing. Thank you all for rejoining. I can tell you that when I go speak for the Royal Harbor neighborhood to the city council or to the county commissioners they listen. They know that it is not just Terry Forshier talking but the hundreds of you who I speak for. They know we have a good information sharing process and that the residents here will be at the polls. We are a voice that is heard.
The new pier is now open. Go see it if you have time. It is really nice. Also walk or ride your bike along the greenway if you have not done it. It is a great spot to see old Florida and it is right in Naples. Also remember when your family comes to visit residents are free the firstSaturday of the month at the Zoo.
This is a festive time in Naples for all. The lighting of the tree on 3rd, the Christmas parade, the snow falling on 3rd st. All free things that people from all over the world come to experience and we have it here in our own back yard.
Wishing all of you a Happy thanksgiving,
ROYAL HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION ………2016
Children’s names ___________________________________
Emergency Phone number______________________________
E Mail address_(s)_______________________________________
Send mail to__________________________________________
Please return this form to and your $50 check to Royal Harbor Homeowners Association to Terry Forshier….1750 Sandpiper St…..Naples …. Florida..34102 Email…. Sailsman10@comcast.net
___ use this for as my proxy to the annual meeting
If all information is the same as last year just put in your name, check proxy, yes or no, and mail or drop off your check in the box by my front door.