CSA Board Minutes January 6, 2020
Meeting held at the home of Bill Lutz, President, called to order at 4:30pm.
• Directors present: Bill Lutz, Tammy Kipp, Gene Barrett, Nancy Hurst, Mike Assaad, Linc Barefoot, John Calce, Kerry Dustin, Arlene Garrity, Mike McCabe
• Directors absent: Terri Moellers, Rex Storter
• Guests: Heather Shields, City Arborist, Maegan Evans, CSA member
Guest Speaker: Heather Shields, City Arborist - Project Manager
• International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certiﬁed Arborist Municipal Specialist
• ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualiﬁed
City of Naples Urban Forest: Presentation by Heather Shields
Coquina Sands Tree Inventory:
• 1,491trees and palms
• 737 Street / Right of way
• 573 Parks
• 182 Medians / Traﬃc Islands
• 47 vacant planting sites
• 450 private plantings in right of way
City of Naples Tree Inventory:
• 20,120 trees & palms
• 13,083 / Right-of-way
• 4,377 Parks
• 2,660 Medians / Traﬃc Islands
• 2,727 vacant sites
• 8,632 private plantings in right-of-way
• Vegetation has been planted in City where there were bare spots.
Coquina Sands Plantings Since Hurricane Irma
• 22 Trees & Palms planted:
Crayton Rd. - 5 Mahogany
Banyan Blvd. - 6 Live Oaks
Orchid Dr. - 6 Royal Palms
Coral Dr. - 3 Mahogany
Orchid Linear Park - 1 Royal Poinciana & 1 Live Oak
Lowdermilk Park - 1 Royal Poinciana
• Oﬃcial Orchid street tree is the Royal Palm.
• 2 possible vacant Royal Palm sites on Orchid
• Power lines and sidewalks in north right-of-way
• Approximately 19 Hong Kong Orchids lost in Irma.
• New Orchid trees are not part of the vacant location inventory.
• Ficus replacement approved tree is the Live Oak and Royal Palm.
• Banyan Blvd. area includes power lines and sidewalks.
• No vacant tree sites currently on Banyan Blvd.
• FPL “ Right Tree, Right Place Program”:
• Small Plant Palette Recommended for Under FPL Power Lines:
Bottle Bush Tree
Southern Wax Myrtle
Talking Points: Heather Shields
• Before Hurricane Irma there were approximately 2000 City tree vacancies.
• Hurricane Irma destroyed an additional 2000 trees.
• There are now 3000 tree vacancy sites in the City of Naples.
• Main City street arteries were ﬁrst planted and are now complete, as of December 2019.
• City street trees usually are planted in front of side yards between properties and within the City right-of-way.
• City plantings in right-of-way must not be in conﬂict with underground utilities, or infringing on private landscaped property. However, this has not been ﬁeld tested; i.e., conﬂicts with existing ﬁre hydrants.
• City plans entail landscaping medians this spring from Fleischmann Blvd. to 7th Ave. N.
• FPL is allowed to hack up any trees conﬂicting with power lines per Florida State Statute; i.e., north corner of Yucca & Gulf Shore Blvd. Cable lines are not state regulated.
• There are 8 blocks in Coquina Sands that cannot be planted
• Suggestion: Ask residents; if they would prefer more canopy trees, rather than the Royal Palm.
Blair Foundation Tree Challenge: Heather Shields
• The Blair Foundation trustees will provide a matching grant for every dollar donated up to $500,000 through December 2021. • The Blair Foundation is a 501( c )3 tax deductible organization.
• Donations of any amount may remain in Coquina Sands for tree plantings in a speciﬁc location, if certain criteria is met.
• $1500.00- $2000.00 cost per tree planting, depending on type of species.
Live Oak Tree Plantings: Tammy Kipp
• The Beautiﬁcation committee has requested more Live Oak Trees in Coquina Sands.
• The newly planted Live Oaks on Banyan Blvd. need additional fertilization.
Coquina Sands Foundation Proposal: Bill Lutz
• Bill suggested a 501(c)3 Foundation be established, separate from the Coquina Sands Association, as a tax deductible incentive for residents to donate from private foundations,or funds for community enrichment.
• Minutes approved by Gene and seconded by Arlene.
• Agenda approved.
2020 Monthly Board Schedule:
January 12th ( Annual Meeting)
CSA Members Requesting Board Positions:
Jane Sinclair Hilk
Term Limits per CSA Bylaws: Bill Lutz
• CSA Bylaws state President’s term cannot exceed three years.
• We need someone on the Board to serve as President, as Bill’s term has expired.
• 2020 Oﬃcers include Vice President, Tammy Kipp, Treasurer, Gene Barrett; and looking for a replacement for Secretary.
• We have two Board positions open immediately with more to follow this year.
• Bill recommended that Cindy Myers and Jane Hilk be nominated to the Board. They both were interviewed and are highly qualiﬁed and passionate about serving our community.
• Kerry moved to add Cindy and Jane as Director candidates to serve in a speciﬁc capacity.
• Motion carried unanimously.
• CSA Directors and Oﬃcers to be approved at 2020 Annual Meeting.
Ad Hoc Nominating Committee: Bill Lutz
• Motion made by Bill, seconded by Kerry, to establish an Ad Hoc Nominating Committee to evaluate Board candidates’ character and to ensure criteria is met consistent with needs of the Association.
• Motion carried.
• Committee Chair: Tammy Kipp; Committee members: Kerry Dustin, Nancy Hurst
Extension of President’s Term:
• Motion by Gene, seconded by Kerry to extend term of Bill Lutz, President for one year.
• Unanimously passed.
Coquina Sands Welcome Signs: Linc Barefoot
• Four welcome signs have been placed throughout the community.
• Currently waiting on one additional sign at 1800 Gulf Shore Blvd.
• Mike Assaad volunteered to refresh three Coquina entrance signs and paint, if necessary.
Treasurer’s Report: Gene Barrett
Coquina Sands Association January 6, 2020
Prepared by: Gene Barrett
Balance as of December 2, 2019 $16,494.95
Adjustment to correct for actual bank balance 245.27
Memberships (64)* and RCC cards (32)* 4,787.49
Total Income $4,787.49
Refunds of duplicate payments (4) 282.43
Zoar Technologies - annual fee for website hosting & storage 120.00
Zoar Technologies - website updates 180.00
Total Expenses $582.43
Balance as of January 6, 2020 $20,454.74
Balance of 50% for community entrance signs 2,654.00
Balance after “committed” expenditures $17,800.74
Website renovation - not to exceed 4,500.00
Balance after “committed” and “approved” expenditures $13,300.74
As noted in Dec 2 meeting, 18 members paid $70 without indicating whether they expected an RCC card; one paid $90 and asked for (and was sent) 3 RCC cards
Redesigned Website Status: Linc Barefoot
• Linc and Gene have reﬁned their approach to enhance CSA’s online image by collaborating with Jane Hilk on a redesign strategy.
CSA Updated Bylaws: Bill Lutz
• Thank you to Kerry & Rex for reviewing the Bylaws.
• Thank you to Linc for sending updated Bylaws to CSA membership.
Annual Meeting & Party: Bill Lutz / Arlene Garrity
• Thank you to Arlene for chairing the Annual event committee.
• Annual Meeting Sunday, January 12, 2020, 5-7pm, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Garden Patio • One drink ticket per member / passed hors d’oeuvres / $35 guest fee
• Set up requested: Cocktail tables / additional tables and chairs throughout the patio
• Microphone set up - Tammy
• Name tags for existing members and rsvp list - Gene
• Entrance check in - Linc and Kara Barefoot, Terri, Arlene
• Guest speakers: Heather Shields, Blair Foundation Tree Challenge; Troy Todd, FPL
• Annual Meeting to begin at 5:45pm; introduction of guest speakers, Board accomplishments, introduction and approval of 2020 Director candidates.
Announcements: Bill Lutz
• PAB Meeting / Wednesday, January 8, 2020 / Substantial changes to City Zoning and Ordinances
• Meet the Candidates, Mike McCabe & Paul Perry / Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-6:30pm / home of Tammy Kipp
• City Council Candidate Forum / Thursday, February 26, 2020 / Moorings Country Club / 4:30pm
• Meeting adjourned 6:25pm.