Continued Meeting Minutes for February 10, 2021
Port of the Islands
Community Improvement District
The continued meeting of the Port of the Islands Community Improvement District was held on Friday, February 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the Orchid Cove Clubhouse on 25005 Peacock Lane, Naples, Florida 34114 and also via web conference.
Present (or by web conference) and constituting a quorum were:
Russell Kish – Chair
Teri O’Connell – Vice Chair
Ray Jensen – Assistant Secretary
Michele Holloway – Assistant Secretary
Sam Leishear – Assistant Secretary
Also present (or by web conference) were:
Cal Teague – District Manager
Daniel Cox – Attorney
Ron Benson – Engineer
David Schmitt – Engineer
Christopher Dudak – Assistant to the District Manager
Nancy Dudak – Premier District Management
Jeff Fannon, Zeman Homes CEO
Lesli Taylor-Rharbi, Zeman Homes VP Operations
Patrick Zeman, Zeman Homes Acquisitions
Scott Prephan – Real Estate Developer/Marina Owner
The following is a summary of the discussion and actions taken at the Port of the Islands Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Supervisors meeting.
FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call
The Port of the Islands Community Improvement District continued meeting was called to order and District Manager Cal Teague called roll. All Board members were present. Also in attendance were David Schmitt and Ron Benson from Hole Montes (Engineers) and representatives from both development firms interested in the redevelopment of Parcel 13. Also, participating virtually were Nancy Dudak and Christopher Dudak from Premier District Management and Dan Cox, Attorney.
SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Oath of Office for New Supervisor
Supervisor Leishear was officially sworn in.
THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items
More than 70 residents attended this meeting and an additional 20 or more participated online. A resident from Orchid Cove expressed traffic concerns in advance of the presentation. The others held their questions until after the developer presentation.
FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Proposal from Zeman Homes on Parcel 13
Zeman Homes presented a revised Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to the meeting to develop Parcel 13 into a high end luxury RV resort. They gave a presentation and answered questions from residents and the Board. They said they expect this project to be a three-year process. They will do a traffic impact analysis as well as an environmental analysis. They were asked to provide guarantees that the project not include manufactured homes or anything less than luxury motor vehicles. Many concerns involved traffic, their financial capabilities and expansion of the project to include the North Hotel and dormitory sites. They addressed the need for a gate for check-in purposes. It was also asked if the Gun Club and wastewater plants were going to be a problem. A resident asked about the effects of the weight of the RVs on the roads, and the District Manager stated that public roads would be maintained by the CID. Zeman acknowledged these concerns and said they would be addressed as part of the due diligence process.
Zeman said they will add language to the LOI concerning the type of units allowed at the new development. They also said that this project will have public spaces, social gatherings that consider CDC guidelines, and aesthetics for the best possible guest experience. Additionally, they still have to do a feasibility study. They said they will resubmit the revised LOI to the Board at the February 19th meeting.
FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Old Business
A. North Hotel/Parcel 13
Scott Prephan addressed the group on his ideas for developing the site and asked the Board to consider giving him 30-60 days to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).
It was stated that the community owns the land for which developers have expressed interest.
SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Supervisor Requests and/or Comments
There being none, the Next Order of Business followed.
SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Adjournment
There being no further Orders of Business and,
The Meeting was adjourned at 7:54 p.m.
Next Regular Meeting – Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9 a.m.