Royal Harbor Updates – 01/28/2014

GarageSaleimage003The Royal Harbor garage sale is this coming Saturday. Those planning to Open Up need to get an application and fill it out and then get it to Nancy Lockwood in the next couple of days so she can get everyone’s permit.

 She is at 2150 Shad Ct. 250 3879


This is a good way to get rid of those unused and unwanted items that are collecting dust in your garages and attics.

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Royal Harbor Updates – 01/18/2014

Royal Harbor Association Annual Meeting

IMG_3589First it is great that all three candidates that came and spoke at our annual meeting have now won and been sworn in. The fourth candidate withdrew.  Saves  money on an election and if you attended you can see these three Web01Terry02candidates were all good picks. These are the three I was rooting for. Doug Finlay, Sam Saad and Linda Penneman. A lot of the data and facts  I send out comes from Doug and Sam and I know Linda from way back. She will also be an asset.

Also at our meeting we had short talks from John Sorey our mayor, Bill Moss the city manager, Greg Strakaluse the city person in charge of the dredging, also talking were Dee Sulick, councilwoman and our Police officer Tyrone Davis. (also in attendance were Lt. Ralph Anthony and  Police Chief Thomas Weschler. So we had a good group. We had about 120+ persons there and the meeting went smoothly with all board members reelected.

One main reoccurring topic was the electrical outages. Several of the councilpersons volunteered to try to help us in this project and Maureen Minker has their contacts. So let’s hope we can get some relief in this situation.

Also discussed were the new water lines to be put in starting later this year.  The project will start in the southern end of Royal Harbor and work itself north to 41. This is a 3-year, 3 million dollar project. It will be messy as streets will be dug up. However, it will be worth it.

Don’t forget the neighborhood garage sale…..February 1.  You can get garage sale permit forms from me or Nancy Lockwood Please return them to Nancy L…she will get the permit.

Booklet insertion is cut off as of the meeting so if yours is late, you will not be in until we print an additions page in a few months. We are planning to get the printing done and distribute these by the end of the month.

 Discount cards were passed out and will be distributed with the booklets  to those not attending. I am told the old ones will still be honored. If you need yours now, you can stop here for one. Just call me ahead and I will put it in an envelope and set it out by the door or meet you and hand you yours. 732 1238 Several have already called and gotten theirs.

 We are still in recruitment mode on our board as we had two members move. If you are so inclined, please notify me or another board member and our nominating committee will call on you.

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Royal Harbor Updates – 01/13/2014




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Royal Harbor Updates – 01/10/2014

I have attached the financial report from the Royal Harbor Homeowners Association to this email. Please review it before the annual meeting next Tuesday. We will be voting on its acceptance at that time.

Remember, please, the meeting is Tuesday the 14th It will be in the cottages area meeting room in the Naples Bay Resort. This is on the East side of Sandpiper at the 41 intersection. It will start at 7:30

Committee persons will update the membership on their projects for the community and we will have guests from the city who will also address the group. The Mayor, some of the council persons and the city manager will be there to speak briefly to us.

Many of you have sent your proxies to us with your membership but if you are here and can attend please come and cast your vote for the board and approval of our endeavors’ in person.

Our membership will close on the booklet after the meeting and we will be taking the then current data to the printer for the booklets to be printed. For those still procrastinating you now have about 5 days to get your enrollment in.

 I do have the new Resident discount cards now. We plan to pass these out at the meeting to those who can make it. If you need one before you can stop and I will give you one. Last year there was an additional key fob  with the card. Not so this year. If you want an extra you will need to pay an extra $3.00 for the second card. (and we may need to order more as we did not expect this)

Here below from our neighborhood officer.

 Good morning,

 I wanted to inform you that there have been several thefts and auto burglaries in the area.  The thefts are occurring at night with no forced entry.  Please remind everyone to lock car doors, remove expensive items from vehicle and secure all fishing equipment in the garage or locked shed.  Most of these crimes are crimes of opportunity and can be prevented.  If you or anyone have questions about crime prevention please feel free to call.





The Christmas decorating award winners are . ………………..Ta Da!!!!!!

First………..Rick and Jamie Spindler….2040 Sandpiper

Second…..Don Miller and Dianne……2350Snook

Third ……..Jan Lane…1560 Dolphin

2013 Official Cash Flow Report

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Royal Harbor Updates – 12/17

It was reported to me and the police that a man was walking the neighborhood asking for money over the weekend. He told  people he was a veteran and down on his luck and was begging for cash. Although this is the season for giving and charity this type of activity is strictly forbidden in the city and should be reported to the police. You never know who is at your door and what their motives may be. We also had another incident of a “party crasher” showing up at the door that turned out very ugly. If something like this happens to you don’t hesitate,  call the police at once.

 There has been much discussion about the electrical service in our neighborhood. Our board has a committee that is now in talks with FPL on this and other issues. If you are interested in this and feel our “sporadic” service should be better you may wish to add your voice and presence to this group. Let me know and I will put you in touch with those heading this up.

We now have the time and place set for our annual meeting. It will again be at the Naples Bay Resort at their community room in the building to the East of Sandpiper (where the pools, tennis courts and exercise rooms are). It will be the evening of the 14th of January at 7:00 pm. We will hope to see you there.

 As people move in and out of the neighborhood, so do those serving on our Homeowners board of directors. At this time our nominating committee is looking at potential new members to serve as members and alternates.  If you are so inclined, please let me know and I will put your name in the hat.

I have had complaints about dog walkers not picking up and of people throwing out trash from their cars on to the roads. We think most violators live in neighboring communities and/ or are visitors.

The Christmas season is upon us and many of the homes are lighted and festive. Our neighborhood officer and daughter will be cruising through the area judging the homes for a first, second and third place winner. These awards, which are gift certificates to Home Depot, will be awarded at the annual meeting. You must be a member to be a winner.

 I and the other “alliance” members  met with the Chief of Police last week and our discussion was on crime in the city. Below is a recap of the data on this. Continue reading

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Royal Harbor Updates – Boat Theft Alert 12/08

For those of you who may find you need some boat work done here is an early Christmas present. Many of you will remember this as Royal Yacht Services up Haldeman’s Creek. For your information, North, the foreman, is there too, so those of you who knew him will see a familiar face and I am sure you will get the same positive results as before. George, the new owner is a former Royal Harbor resident.

Naples Boat Yard

2775 Bayview Drive

Naples, FL 34112

(239) 234-1999

Hello Terry,

If you will, please offer the members of the Royal Harbor Association a 10% discount on any of our services through February 2014.  Please have any member just show a copy of their association roster for the discount.

Naples Boat Yard (FKA Royal Yacht Services) is under new ownership and has recently opened up as a traditional boat yard.  NBY is hauling motor and sail boats up to 60 feet in length with a 60 ton travel lift and is currently doing bottom jobs, details, prop services, and loading/unloading.  All other repair and maintenance needs are available via the boat owner’s properly insured third party vendor (feel free to ask for a vendor recommendation if need be).  Additionally, NBY has a crane on site for any heavy lifting needs (motor/generator pulls).


George Atkinson

Some of you may have hears that a big Yellowfin was stolen in this area and tracked by GPS to Mexico. Although authorities know where the boat is and even have picture of it in Mexico, the authorities have been unable to get it back yet. So heed the following advice from the Sheriff’s department.


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Royal Harbor updates – 11/20/13

There is a lot going on now in Royal Harbor. To keep you in the know here are a few of the items…

 You may have noticed the lights on the island on the flag are still out. There is a snag between the city and FPL on this, but I spoke to the city yesterday and they said they will get on it. With the electric off, our cameras are not working, so we need this ASAP.

 Also thank Harry and Allison Zea for volunteering to set up and provide the Christmas lights at the entrances again this year. This is a big job and adds a lot to our community. If the electricity gets fixed, this will go up next week. Harry operates Imagine Home Concepts.

The Royal Harbor board is planning 2 Christmas events. One is the Christmas decorating contest for your home. In the Holiday spirit we hope you will take the time to dress your home up for Christmas. We will have a celebrity judge from the city come and judge the homes. There will be 3 prizes $100, $75 and $50 for first, second and third prize. These will be gift certificates to Home Depot. Royal Harbor is one of the most beautiful spots in the world to live in. Dressing your home for the Holidays will enhance our overall image and make the Holiday spirit thrive and flourish in our Community. Please, make the effort to show your pride in our community by joining in. I will be sending more on this in the next few weeks.

 Next we are going to have a Christmas event. On December 21,Saturday afternoon , we will have a short Christmas parade down Kingfish road. This will be for everyone, mom’s, dad’s, your children and / or your pets. This will be a one-hour event, and end at the end of Kingfish, with popcorn and soft drinks provided. Santa will be here for the parade and snacks. He will be in my little RED corvette And you may use this time for photo Ops with you and your family. So if you would like to bring your camera we will let you/ Santa and your loved ones pose together by the car. We thought this would make a great photo keepsake.. More on this later.

RH Christmas Vette

February 7 is the date we selected for the Royal Harbor Garage Sale. At that time we will get a blanket Royal Harbor permit from the city for all homes. This will enable you to clean out your garage and make a little cash too. We have lots and lots of traffic for this event. Sign ups will start later and more will be coming on this.

 The city will be having its first reading on the installation of new water lines into this area this week. Hopefully, this will all pass. Our board is trying to see if we can coat-tail on this project. We are trying to get new cable line put in, a new underground FPL service put in, and possibly install the irrigation water lines into this area. We think that doing this when the road is already torn up would make sense. If you know anything about doing this, or have any connections in any of these industries, contact anyone on our board and help us.

We have had an issue with boats rafting up in the canals. This is not allowed. Now if a friend comes over and rafts up for the afternoon or so that is one thing, but boats rafting up for overnight stays, etc. block the thruway and have to be moved. The police have been notified of this, so if you call them, they should enforce this.

 Thanksgiving is just a week away. I Hope it is a wonderful one for you and your family. 33 days to Christmas.

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Royal Harbor Update – 11/12/13

You may remember we are having problems with the electric service at the entrance to Royal HARBOR. When the service is off the cameras will not be on. I just received this message from a resident who apparently interrupted someone trying to burglar their car. Be sure you lock up your car.  ( 17 days to thanksgiving), (42 days to Christmas)

 Hi Terry,

An FYI; This morning at 4:30 my husband David was getting ready for work; he was putting stuff in his car when he saw someone trying to open our daughter’s car in the driveway, which was locked.  David asked the guy what he was doing, and the guy took off toward the road.  We called the police who came and looked but so hard to find anyone in the dark.  David said the man was a white guy wearing a camouflage hoodie. 

 The Naples Police officer who responded said this is common this time of year, as our winter residents return and sometimes leave cars unlocked outside.  He said they are not looking so much to steal the car, but to see what they can find inside: electronics, etc

Hopefully you can warn our neighbors, thanks,


And a Halloween update – Photos of our 2013 parade can be viewed at:




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Royal Harbor Updates – 10/30/2013

OUR FLAG POLE AND FLAG  …We have a flag pole and flag at the entrance to Royal Harbor. The association has purchased large American Flags to fly there. Over the past year or so, someone is changing these out to other smaller flags. Someone is also lowering the flag at half staff for various reasons. We would like to know who this is so we can coordinate these efforts. Email me, please. You may have noticed the lights here were out. It seems the electrical box needed changed out and we are in the process of doing this.

 Royal Harbor continues to tear down and rebuild. Every week another older house is demolished and lots are leveled for new super homes to be built. This is causing the supply of (If I dare say affordable) homes to diminish from the market. Properties are now starting here in the $900,000 range and up from there. REALTORS I have spoken with all think this will be a great selling and buying season in this area.

Many of you followed the decision to purchase the land for the Gordon River Park. It is now reality and an architect has been hired to design it. He is asking for public input. I sat in on a meeting with him, and he mentioned a few ideas that I thought were good. These included having free dockage for boats along the waterfront. This would be for residents like us, in Royal Harbor, to take our boats to the park, tie up and have a picnic there. He also talked about an elevation feature where people could get a wide view of the river and the city. (Like a little mountain) Also a water feature like steps leading to the river where people could sit and kids could fish and so forth. This, along with rest rooms, a possible concession stand, picnic areas and walking paths with flowers etc. This will be a passive park. No ball fields, tennis courts, etc. Below are times for get-togethers to discuss the park and get ideas. Your input is requested.

 I have been getting many renewals. I will be sending out another application and request to those who have not responded next week. If you get the notice next week it will mean we have not logged in your payment. So if you cannot remember, just wait until next Tuesday and if you get a notice it should mean we have not received your check or application. No need to email me and ask if I got it.

Tomorrow is HALLOWEEN  and our annual block party. Those of you who are not on Snook and have no where to go I encourage you to do as we Forshier’ do. We take off and walk the street with our bag of candy and stop and give it to the kids as we pass them this way we see everyone and the decorated homes. So I hope to see you there. 5:30 to 7 pm

RE:  City of Naples Gordon River Park - A note from the Park Architect:

The Naples Gordon River Park Master Plan is officially under way.  City Council has recently directed that the park will be “passive” by nature and will focus on providing public access to the Gordon River.  The park now officially has a web presence at  For information, please contact: or the Naples Community Services Department at 239-213-7120.  This website was designed to continually inform the public about the park as well as encourage the public to post input.

 The most important portion of the master plan is to receive ample participation and public input. This is a park for the people and without good attendance at the planning meetings known as charrettes, the process will be flawed.

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Royal Harbor Updates – 10/24/2013

Next week we will be having our Halloween Block Party. Most know how this works. We block off Snook with cones and then Halloween trick or treators walk up and down the street soliciting treats from Homeowners who have decorated they homes and/or are giving treats from tables set up in their driveways. All resident are encouraged to participate. There will still be car access to Snook but since the streets will be full of walkers it will be slow going. See sample of outfits. For additional info call Nancy Lockwood at 239 250 3897







Here is some interesting data about fires in NAPLES from Doug Finley.

 Of the 42 structural fires reported for 2012 only two were major fires and both of those fires were mutual aid calls to NNFD . . . . two separate fire events on Bald Eagle Drive which is Naples Bath and Tennis.

 For the City of Naples all incidents were minor and most would not rank as fires in the eyes of people. Of those that were fires (open flame), the incidents were quite small but certainly threatening:

 1. Candle/lamp shade/paper fire extinguished by resident.

2. Contractor started small fire on roof. Extinguished by contractor.

3. Dumpster fire at Allen Tennis Center started by vagrant. NFD extinguished with garden hose and extinguisher.

4. Fire at NCH linen storage, extinguished by sprinkler.

5. Small attic fire extinguished by NFD water can.

6. Small attic fire extinguished by NFD water can (2).

The life of a firefighter in Naples. Hardly Detroit or St Louis. No wonder it makes no sense for this city to meet expensive NFPA, apparatus staffing standards.

It will take some time to prepare the full summary report (more detail) of all 42 incidents as I must transfer over hand written notes to the computer.


 Here attached is also some information on the sand fill I just got in from City manage Bill Moss. See attachments..

Truck Routes Beach Renourishment

Beach Renourishment Safety Letter to Residents revision 1

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