Minutes: ALVA Inc. Town Meeting, February 26. 2004. Alva Community
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Present: Rob Andrys, Kathy Woolston, Geza Wass de Czege, David
Raymer, John Payne, Sarah Gillim, Lynn
Fensterer, Zsuzann Wass de Czege.
Meeting opened by Rob Andrys, president.
Approval of last meeting minutes was affirmed.
Treasurers Report: Lynn Fensterer reported balance of $3,842.47 as
of Feb. 1. Discussion followed concerning encouraging members to
renew memberships and to enlist new members. The annual "honorary
mayor" race will be held soon and this is an excellent fund raiser.
Appreciation was expressed to Lynda Kendrick who created the idea.
Schedule of meetings
Next meeting will be March 25th 7:30 PM at Community Center
Parks and Trails committee
March 6th at 10:39 a.m.- Lee County Parks & Recreation- Day in the
Park' where members will work and then grill in one of our parks.
The Wayside Park needs attention and a flagpole installed. People
are asked to bring machetes to help cut the tall grass from the
shore at the Alva boat dock. Rob Andrys will provide food for those
who participate. Everyone urged to come.
Conservation 2020-Nominate more Alva land, especially that which has
ecological significance. Geza Wass de Czege is Alva Inc.
representative. People are urged to write/contact Commissioner
Janes in appreciation of his support of conservation in Lee County
and the area.
Lee County Trails Committee-Meeting 3-31-04 at 5:30-7 at Downtown at
the Public Works bldg Rm 1-A.
March 6 Caloosahatchee Adventure Triathlon at Regional Park
March 7- Basically Bluegrass Concert at Regional Park 2-5 PM
Fundraising committee – Open
Membership Committee – Mary Reed Rob or Steve Brookman have names
of new memberships via the website. It is suggested that a
membership form be included, as possible, in each issue of The Alva
Newsletter – Sara Gillim completed the first issue of the Alva
Coconut Telegraph and the second one will be enlarged considerably,
although color will be eliminated because of excessive cost.
Advertisers have responded well and the cost of inclusion in ten
issues will soon be raised from $50 to $100.
Please pay your dues and update your contact information.
Rob Sent a letter to Lee County Planning Dept. asking for
notification of pending review of land development code amendments.
John Payne sent letters to the Lee County Commissioners regarding
anticipating traffic congestion on Hy 78 as a result of increased
development in Hendry County.
Elections – Need volunteers for nominating committee. Elections
should be completed by the May meeting. Lynn Fensterer recommended
a special community dinner celebration and installation of new
officers on June 11 at The Hut and Malihini Lounge on Buckingham
Road (newly reopened and refurbished). This was enthusiastically
endorsed by those present.
Ft. Denaud-On March 2nd from 1:30-4:00 PM there will be a workshop
in the Labelle Courthouse to discuss planning and zoning matters
regarding development in western Hendry County. Contact Mary Harn
for more info. 863-675-5240. Sarah Gillim has been significantly
involved in bringing Alva concerns to the planners.
Alva, Inc. will present a program describing Alva concerns and
accomplishments at the March 16 2 p.m. meeting of the Alva Garden
Club. John Payne and Lynn Fensterer will work out details and ask
others to help as well.