Alva Community Meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2001
Alva Middle School
8, 7 p.m. Alva Inc. Board Meeting.
10, 3 - 10 p.m. Fund Raising Alva
Country Dinner & Dance
17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Workshop Envisioning our Future for all of the Alva community.
8: Rummage and other special items sale.
in and present: Rob Andrys,
Bill Bolek, Mike Buff, Anita Burr, Tom Colvin, Jean Colvin, Becky Crockett,
Michael Dove, Jim English, Marilyn Fensterer, Roxanne Gause, Sarah Gillim,
Dodie Hall, Kacy Hall, Hugh Heiler, Roberta Heiler, Lynda Kendrick, Julie
Moore, Bob Oliver, Maria Pagan, Judy Paskvan, John Payne, Bev Reese, Chaney
Reese, Barb Rehm, Mary Ann Spence, Jennie Taylor, Rosie Taylor.
Fund Raising Team introduced. Raised
together with support, $3766.00. Cleared
approximately $2,744.00. Each one
was given a certificate of appreciation.
that Cub Scout Pack 16 needs help for camping equipment.
tickets sold for the dinner dance on Nov. 10. Firemen need count for dinner
reservations. Publicity is being emphasized.
shirts must be paid first or they cannot be ordered.
Petition is being made up for securing an EMS ambulance service 24
hours. Watch for it.
Meeting called to order by Sarah Gillim.
Welcome. Approval of
minutes from website. Motion
of Oct. 11 board of directors meeting.
John Payne introduced as new secretary.
Jean Colvin thanked for her work as acting secretary. Sarah Gillim announced that the board recommends that Alva
boundaries will be left nebulous and undetermined for the present until
further discussions are completed about the community plan. All 33920 zip code residents will be invited to help
participate in the development of the community plan which begins with the
workshop on November 17.
Cunningham, professional planner, was introduced and described the process for the development of the
plan. A schedule (attached) was
distributed. Goal is for the plan to be completed by mid-June before summer
slump. Lee County requires that it be completed by September.
Summary of schedule follows:
17. 9 am - 3 pm. Starts at Alva
Middle School. Workshop for whole community, Envisioning our Future.
Background, information, maps will be available and placed in a form
for context for the planning process. Focus
will be on community character. Possible
site plans, drawings, etc. will be part of the day's activities.
Workshop is place both to learn the county=s policies and procedures as
well as listen to one another about an approach to planning.
24. 7 pm. Regular community meeting which will be a follow up to
Envisioning our Future, including discussion of illustrations and concepts
from Nov. 17th workshop. Two
hour discussion. Further honing
of the details. Continue writing
28. 7 pm Regular community meeting will distill details, dividing group into
focus groups to work out policies in some detail.
Issues to be resolved.
14 7 pm preliminary draft and overview of the community plan will be
21: 7 p.m. Special meeting of the board of directors to comment on
April: Plan draft will be available for distribution and review by the
25: public meeting to provide comment on draft community plan.
9, 7 pm regular meeting of community to identify remaining issues and
recommendations regarding how they might be resolved.
Consultant will work with board of directors for final revisions.
June: Target date for completion of final draft of the community
in presentation format to be submitted to Lee County.
of the workshop and future meetings. Mass mailing to whole zip code area is
planned. Will cost
about $1,300.00. Volunteer,
Patrick J. Caldwell, offered to work out details to cut costs and make mailing
less expensive. Lynn will check
on Lehigh Acres newspaper to carry
Report, Lynn Fensterer.
Attached to the minutes. Reported
that balance brought forward and October receipts total: 4613.07.
Disbursements total $712.16. Leaving
total of $3900.31. Receipts since
total $200.00 leaving a balance on hand: $4100.31.
was moved, seconded and approved unanimously to donate $200 to Alva Fire
Department in recognition for their support and help, and
$100 to Alva School in gratitude to be utilized for their courtyard.
Roxanne Gause gave SR 80 update.
Area researched is between Iverson and Joel. Priorities include the Packinghouse Rd. intersection, stop
lights at Broadway and 80, sidewalks and landscaping.
Committee met with DOT representatives who have been very cooperative..
Drawings of the 1990 plans are available, but the medians and other
details are changed. Met with
engineer of record. New planning
contract signed Sept. 1, with 18 months to complete the design road.
It was reported that it is virtually certain that warrants will bring
full approval for stop light on Broadway and FR 80. It is less certain whether Joel Road intersection will meet
warrants. Hy. 80 will be expanded
in two phases: Hickey Creek to Iverson will be the first.
All completed to date is only the survey.
Sarah Clark requested that Lee County survey the park on 80 and Packing
House Rd. to work out recommended road design.
Roxanne stated that the Packing House Rd issue is being taken seriously
by state. Landscaping and sidewalk planning is the responsibility of
Lee County. Requested sidewalks not
only for commercial area around 80, but for all of Alva. Letter of request for this program was sent.
Bike paths by school as well as sidewalks are being discussed at County
level. Meeting to discuss
landscaping is yet to be scheduled. It
was emphasized that all of this report is of a tentative nature.
The committee will meet again in February to make sure the issues are
kept alive. Public Hearing has been
requested regarding many of the concerns, but no reply yet has been received.
Agriculture: Cheney Reese stated that funding for agricultural preservation is not
forthcoming, as had been promised. Bill
for the purpose is dead at present. Letter
was sent to Secretary of Agriculture protest and in support of the agricultural
preservation bill. It was asserted
that farmers need incentives to help agricultural land owners maintain land for
farming rather than sell it to developers who will turn it into concrete.
Preservation, Bill Brewer,
chair. No report.
Linda Kendrick and Maria Pagan. Nov.
10. Dinner- Dance: All are invited to bring unwrapped gift, toy for the Alva
Angels. A Chinese
Cowboy auction is planned - raffle tickets will be sold to use for bidding
Craft, Bake and Rummage Sale. Special
items will be offered to sale.
event: The election of an honorary mayor of Alva.
Nominate by submitting names before December.
Candidates secure dollar votes. Announce
new mayor Feb. 28 who will be in office for one year.
Inc. now has 58 paid members. Need
other participants to become members and pay for membership.
Committee. Rob Andrys, chair.
Work is progressing well; Awe are on board.
If we fail to act, outside real estate developers will do whatever will
bring them the highest profit. Essential
that we hold them to the highest standards.
All are urged to be present Nov. 17 for the major start in planning.
Need support and help from everyone interested.
Please volunteer and see Rob Andrys to offer help and support.
by: John Payne, secretary.