District 2 Mtg. with Comm. Georgia Hiller on 5-19-11 (President Harlan Dam) The first featured speaker was Stacy Revay, chair of the Smart Growth Coalition of Collier County. Their group deals with issues of the environment and issues that deal with people that are physical, mental and social issues.They attempt to steer new business towards existing vacant properties within the County, rather than building something new. 17% of the Florida deaths annually are pedestrian related and household budgets spend 19% of their budget on transportation People are driving 88% farther to do their shopping. Parents have increased their driving time 137% during the day due to errands taking their children to various events. Joe Bonness of Better Roads and the County Transportation Advisory Committee also spoke about the long range planning being done for our road infrastructure: 48% of our road funding comes from the state 17% comes from local taxes 35% comes from the federal government 75% of the funds collected by the County go towards maintenance of the existing roads. The County is projecting spending $65 million on roads in 2012. The County road infrastructure is currently valued at $1 billion dollars.
Operation of the Entrada Gate: - (President Dam): Mark soldered the connections in the control cabinets for all four gate arms to prevent the connections with wire nuts coming loose due to the constant vibration of the gate arm. New IQ also discovered that the circuit board in the gate arm controllers had been recalled and Action Automatic Door had not swapped them out for the upgraded model. New IQ ordered the circuit boards and installed them at no charge. The new digital DVD and upgraded cameras are now installed. They need to make some adjustments and Platinum is now raving about the improvements both in clarity and ability to locate a specific incident due to the date and time stamps. New IQ has the old analog DVD and is attempting to sell it for the HOA. A credit will be applied to our account once it is sold.
Status of Replacement of Entrada Gate Key Cards: Board to finish up the Key Card exchange with Key fobs by the end of May.
New IQ update on Entrada Ave. Gate cameras: President Dam gave an update on the installation of the new cameras and mentioned that Amy
Bruener,Office Manager with Platinum Property Management gave her view of the new cameras in the following email; “New IQ has installed the new camera software on my computer to access the new cameras at the back gate. I am writing to tell you what an incredible improvement the views are. With the digital technol- ogy the images are very clear and can be manipu- lated for better angles and views of subjects and incidents at the gate. The software also has a unique feature in that there is a timeline that shows activity at the gate so if Mark Thieme or myself are looking for an incident and we are only given a time frame we can see exactly the moments that activity occurred. I feel the new cameras will increase security and enforcement of the rules exponen- tially.”
Architectural Review Board Report: (Vice President Michelle Korri) Eleven requests that included home repainting, new driveway paving and storm shutters were recommended for approval by the Architectural Review Board committee for the month of May. The Board approved these eleven requests. For details, see the ARB activity report for May, posted on the “owners only” area of our website, http://IGENaples.info. There were no conditional approval or disapproval recommendations for May.
Perimeter Awareness Committee: (Debbie Frost). No report
Traffic Safety and Security Committee: (Will Grubb). No report.
Violations and Fining Committee: (Will Grubb). No report.
Unfinished Business: Comcast Mailing: No real issues this month.
Homeowner’s Insurance Rate Reduction: In May a resident inquired about the Entrada address for insurance purposes. Stating that insur- ance companies would lower the rates for homes being closer to the fire stations. We contacted Google Maps and Mapquest sending a screen grab to show where the new road is. Google got right back and said it will be fixed as soon as possible. Google maps now shows an overview into the back gate. Residents living close to the Entrada Gate should contact their insurance agent to inquire about a rate reduction.