February 11, 2003
Panel Members in Attendance: Hal Miller, Dave Jensen, Chris van der Baars, Ron Gibson, Gordon Hullar, Elaine Smith
The meeting was called to order by Hal Miller at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2003.
Minutes from the December 10 meeting were e-mailed to panel members. Motion was made by Jensen, second by Hullar, to accept the minutes as presented with one change as amended. In the section concerning the 2003 Budget, the sentence should read, "Hullar felt it was appropriate to ask CCA for funds to pay for future activities."
Status of Plan Approval and January 9 Hearing Action
Review of Morris-Depew & Associates, Inc. Bill
Discussion of CCA Funding Proposal
Gibson said he believed the CCA put a stipulation on the money that it would go directly to the planner, and would be for future work, not to pay past bills. Questions arose as to whether CCA would or should have input on who is hired as a planner. A detailed budget will go to CCA with information regarding estimated planner costs prior to payment.
CCA also gave $10,000 to Referendum Captiva, as they support both positions, the right to vote on the referendum and the planning process.
Chris van der Baars asked whether the planning process the best use of this money, and, if so, who is the best person to facilitate this process.
Approval of Revised Panel Budget
Discussion of Panel Legal Status
Stella Farwell asked how residents are named to the panel? The current makeup of the panel consists of 5 members to be named by the CPOA, 2 members to be named by the CCA, and 2 members at large. Miller noted that there is information on the county website on the county code governing community panels and other issues raised here.
Discussion ensued about the pros and cons of incorporating the panel as an independent entity, and mention was made of liability insurance, legal fees, and filing fees. Jim Mudd added that the Estero community panel has already incorporated.
Discussion of Sunshine Law Noticing Requirements for Mangrove Subcommittee Meetings
Discussion of Proposed Work Plan and Schedule
For the next meeting, Hullar said the panel should focus on bringing closure to CCP-9, resubmission of the mangrove issue, and LDC items for preserving the canopy on Captiva Drive. Research will continue on the ground water contamination issue. Mention was made that the county Health Department is willing to help with this. Miller will take the lead on the water issue, assisted by Mike Mullins. Smith and Gibson will add history from previous work.
An item of interest from Mike Mullins was presented, that of a public notice for a permit application involving use of tidal wetlands on Captiva. The applicant is proposing to construct a 3 level piling single family residence, pool, driveway and septic system. Motion made by Gibson, second by Hullar, to move that the CCP respond in writing to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting that the Corps delay the issuance of permits pursuant to Section 404 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. Approved 6-0.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:20. The next CCP meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 9 a.m. at the CCA building, 11550 Chapin Lane, Captiva.