ALVA - A LIVING VISION OF ALVA, Inc. Town Meeting
March 17, 2005
NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 7:30 P.M., Oak Park Community
Center on Pearl Street.
Rob Andrys, presiding. Minutes of previous meeting approved.
Treasurer's Report: $6,168.68 on deposit.
Honorary Mayor "election" was a great success with Tom Super the
winner. Total raised for ALVA was over $2,000.
Parks and Trails Committee (Laura Davis, Ruby Daniels, Colette
Corwin) New name to be determined for Wayside Park; Boardwalk and
restrooms needed at the Alva boat ramp; sidewalks in the community,
especially from school to community park and to and from the
Regional Park; Map needed for trails, etc.
Question raised concerning why Alva trails were not included in Lee
County's Five Year Plan for trails. Perhaps these will be in the
"20 year plan" but there is a need to assert our community's needs.
Planning Committee: Commercial Corridor on FL 80 is a major concern
for planning. Numerous requests for help from commercial
consultant/planning groups have not yet located a viable source. It
is anticipated that ALVA, Inc. will receive a $25,000 grant from the
County to help with the process, but more funds will be needed to
retain a planning consultant and to complete the project. Rob
Andrys and Tom Super are working on the project.
Fund Raising/Membership Committee: (Tom and Alison Super, Donna
Daniels, Marian Nesselhauf, Debra White) New Alva t-shirts were to
be ready and available by March 20. They will be stocked at the
Village Store and other locations ($12). Other plans include a
Pumpkin Festival on October 23, 24 and 25 on the grounds of the Alva
Diner with a number of activities for families and children
planned. Possible events: pumpkin catapult, square dancing (Jack
Fowler volunteered to call), food possibly prepared by the Fire
Department, pony rides, etc. Other potential seasonal events
include: raffle and house tour throughout the community.
Civic Committee: (Sarah Gillim) Alva Coconut Telegraph continues to
be published monthly. Sarah Gillim will include announcements for
events. Advertising is defraying the cost of publishing the paper.
Members were encouraged to join the various committees to make their
voice heard and do the things that need to be done in order to keep
Alva a wonderful place to live. If you want to join a committee
please contact John Payne (Calusahavn@aol.com - or tel. 728 8833)
who will add your name to the list.
Nominating Committee: (Rob Andrys [ex-officio], Mike Dove, Sarah
Gillim, Bob Benham)
Election will be at the regular town meeting in May. Committee
Tom Super, president
Patti Walker, vice-president
Nancy Rogers, treasurer
Helen Santini, secretary.
Nominations from the floor will be accepted. Anyone interested is
urged to nominate individuals (including themselves) for membership
on the board of directors.
A motion to amend the by-laws to reduce the terms of office and for
board members to one year from two, was approved. This decision
will require a second vote at the April meeting to complete the
Concern was expressed again regarding the approval of boat ramp on
Hickey Creek. This could open all small creeks and streams in the
area to the building of boat ramp. Many feel this is inappropriate
but it is now approved.