ALVA INC general
Present: David Turkel, Sarah Gillim, Rob Andrys, Mary
reed, Lynn Fensterer, Rosie Taylor, JR Lott, Colette
Minutes of last July meeting approved.
Treasurer’s report (Lynn Fensterer)- Disbursements of
2566.25 were made. The largest was $2000 made to
Coastal Engineering ( Vince Cautero) for help with Alva
Community Plan. ALVA inc balance in treasury as of
9/25/03 is 3797.10.
Membership – Ways to increase membership and encourage
payment of dues were discussed. Possibilities include
1) Have membership forms available at Alva Market and
ask Dick Spence to encourage membership
2) have membership forms available at barn dance this
Mary Reed will work on getting our e-mail and membership
Conservation 2020 and parks update: Rob spoke to a
representative from the Parks dept about the new
Greenbriar park and the possibility of adding more 2020
land to the park.. Some pieces that were considered for
2020 were already sold privately. Sometimes the
realtors involved do not make owners aware of 2020 or
provide the owners with the appropriate paperwork.
The Greenbriar park’s bicycle and horse trails will soon
be started. These trails will not encroach upon lands
immediately adjacent to the Hickey Creek park that are
more environmentally sensitive.
Alva Sports Park update: SFWMD is willing to give to
Lee county the 400 acres north of SR 78. This land is in
Lee County but near the Hendry County line and is an old
spoil site. Lee County does not have the funds to
develop the park right now and they do not want to take
responsibility for the land until there is a plan and
source of funding for the park. BMX bicycling
organization has shown great interest in the site and is
willing to pay to create a BMX course for kids. Other
possibilities for the park include horse shows, lawn
mower races etc. David Jones, a landscape architect, is
willing to work for free with interested parties to
create a master plan for the park.
There will be a cross country race at the Caloosahatchee
Regional Park in January. If ALVA inc provides some
volunteers for the event, we can get a share of the
profit. JR Lott will organize 4 volunteers for the
The upcoming Barn dance ( Saturday sept 26) was
discussed and a few last minute tasks were assigned.
Lynda Kendrick and Maria Pagan have worked very hard on
this dance and it should be loads of fun. The band
“Hapenny” will provide music. Many local merchants also
donated items for the dance. These include Dave’s
diner, Alva Village Market, Kash n Karry, Winn
Dixie, Jack’s Market in Lehigh. Thank you!!
The next meeting will be Oct 23 03 at the Alva Community