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NOTE: ALVA CANDIDATES FORUM, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 7 P.M. AT THE ALVA MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.  ALL CANDIDATES AFFECTING OUR AREA HAVE BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.  COME, INVITE YOUR NEIGHBORS.  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AN INFORMED VOTER AND INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY.

Minutes: ALVA - A Living Vision of Alva, Inc.  Community Meeting, June 24, 2004

Present and signed in: John Payne, Rob Andrys, Laura Davis, Tom Del Nay, Cathy Del Nay, Tom Super, Alison Super, Colette Corwin, Steve Edlin, Donna Edlin, Tom Mundy, Kirby Mundy, Scott Clore, Tracy Clore, J. R. Lott.  (Six others who did not register presence).

Minutes of previous meeting approved.
Treasurer's report unavailable as treasurer, Lynn Fensterer, was out of town.

Proposal by Sheriff Shoap for youth camp in the Caloosahachie River Regional Park.  It is opposed, not because of the need for such a part, but because it does not reflect the state guidelines for the park's usage.  Individual letters in support of Alva's position should be written to John Yarborough, Jim Lavender (Dir. of Services), John Albion, Sheriff Shoap.  Sarah Gillim has expressed concern on behalf of Alva.  Also opposed is a proposed radio control station within the park for the same reason.

All Alva officers must comply with the state "sunshine" law and submit the required forms.

Announced East Lee County Candidates Forum, June 28, Olga Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

Announced that Labelle-Hendry County Commercial Standards have been completed.  It is necessary that Alva complete our own standards and submit them to Lee County by September 30.  Chairperson Rob Andrys has invited interested persons to work on the standards, including the owners of commercial establishments in Alva.

U.S. Homes in area (Bay Shore and Hawks Haven) have proposed greater housing density in these developing areas.  It is important that Alva join in opposing any increase.

Agreed: to sponsor a Candidates Forum on July 15 at the Alva Middle School, 7 p.m.  All candidates affecting our area (Legislature, County Commission, Sheriff) will be invited to speak briefly and answer questions (see above announcement). 

It was noted that a cheaper means of informing the community through the postal service is through a "boxholder" mailing.  This will be explored.

Agreed: To accept the proposal to hold future Alva meetings at the community building at the Oak Park residential community.  Because there is a conflict on Thursdays, it was voted to move Alva's meetings to the fourth Tuesday (instead of Thursday).  Future ALVA meetings will be held at the OaK Park Community Center at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month, per Sarah Gillim.  Edited by webmaster 7/12/04

A committee has completed a series of "talking points for soliciting members" which includes most of the major areas of emphasis for the organization.  Names and those who volunteered to work in specific areas follow.  All need more involvement; everyone invited to consider volunteering in one or more area.

Commercial Standards: Tom Mundy, Rob Andrys, Tom Super
Recreational Enhancement: Steve and Donna Edlin
Trails, Conn ectors, Links and Parks: J. R. Lott, Laura Davis
Community Activism - Communications: Sara Gillim, Colette Corwin
Smart Growth :
Land Conservation:
Community Building: Laura Davis, Tom Mundy, Kirby Mundy, John Payne
Highway 80 Landscaping: Comer Taylor
Youth and Adult Activities:
Creeks and Rivers:
Transportation: