May 10, 2005

Panel Members in Attendance: Ron Gibson, Gordon Hullar, Dave Jensen, Mike Kelly, John Madden, Hal Miller, Rene Miville, Harry Silverglide, Chris van der Baars

Audience: 22

1. Meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by chair Hal Miller with a roll call. Minutes from the April 20 meeting were reviewed and approved unanimously.

The Panel reviewed an update by Ken Gooderham on the action taken by the Local Planning Agency on the Captiva amendments to the Lee Plan in advance of the June 1 transmittal hearing before the Board of County Commissioners. The Panel decided to continue to request approval and transmittal of the original language provided for Policy 13.1.10 and 13.1.11, and to support the other action taken by the LPA before the county commissioners. No Panel member will be able to attend the transmittal hearing, but Gooderham will represent the Panel before the BoCC and report to the Panel on the outcome.

2. In addition, formation of a committee to review and enhance the RSC-2 zoning language was discussed, seeking to find ways to strengthen the restrictions now in place for the zoning category. Hullar will head this effort. Gibson recommended utilizing the CCA's Land Use Committee in this effort, and Miville suggested that being able to call on CCA lawyer Matt Uhle would also be helpful in formulating language.

3. The Panel then heard an update on the underground utilities project, with LCEC representative Clark Hawkins reviewing the status of negotiations with that company toward creation of a binding estimate. Discussions focused on the final details of a deposit agreement and who would serve as the applicant. Paul Smart and Chris van der Baars of the Panel's Utilities Committee will sort out final wording on such an agreement before the next meeting.

4. Next was a discussion on Panel funding. Members reviewed a budget estimate prepared by Gooderham that totaled $51,610 for operations through the end of 2006; this included the underground utilities and MSBU administration costs estimated to this point.
Miller asked CCA executive director Paul Garvey the status of the $10,000 promised by the CCA in 2003, following up on a letter and budget estimate provided to the CCA a week prior to this meeting. Garvey replied that CCA president Shirley Stanton has not replied yet and that the issue had not been discussed at the last CCA board meeting.

5. The Panel decided to schedule its next meeting for Tuesday, June 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the CCA building. Future CCP meetings were tentatively set for July 5, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

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