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Draft Meeting Minutes for July 28th, 2021

Laguna Lakes
Community Development District

A Regular meeting of The Board of Supervisors of the Laguna Lakes Community Development District was held at the Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, Florida and also via web conference on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.

Present (or attending via web conference) and constituting a quorum were:

Jonathan Busa – Chair
Ellen Young – Vice Chair
Mark Wessler – Assistant Secretary
Paul Rumbold, Jr. – Assistant Secretary

Also present (or attending via web conference) were:

Cal Teague – District Manager
Nancy Dudak – Assistant to the District Manager
Sara Pinto – Irrigation Specialists
Tad Kring – Irrigation Specialists
Rudy Bailey – LLCA President
Khalid Nazir – LLCA Treasurer
Bruce Given – LLCA VP
Don Petersen – resident
Dennis Early – resident

The following is a summary of the discussion and actions taken at the Laguna Lakes Community Development District (CDD) Board of Supervisors roads workshop meeting.

FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call

The meeting was called to order and Cal Teague, District Manager, called the roll.  All Board members were present except Mr. Cutler. Ms. Dudak participated virtually. There were several members of the LLCA Board and Residents that were either present or attending virtually.

SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of the Agenda

The Board reviewed the Agenda. There is one addition of item 6A – Lake 6 Fountain Repair Proposal.

On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Agenda was approved as amended.

THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items

There being none, the next Order of Business followed.

FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of Meeting Minutes

There were no changes or corrections to the minutes of June 23rd meeting.

On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler and Second by Supervisor Young, with all in favor the minutes of the June 23rd meeting were approved as submitted.


A. Irrigation Report

A copy of the irrigation report was reviewed by Tad Kring. Mr. Kring discussed efforts to address the snail issues within the system. He stated there were three tasks to combat the intrusion being developed which included:

  1. Treating lake water at the intake pumps. Lake and Wetlands was addressing this with an extra application of copper sulfate.
  2. Installing 4 additional flush outs on the exterior of the community for $19,972
  3. Adjusting the pump stations to allow for the introduction of chlorine into the system to kill the snails in the system. Mr. Kring stated the pumps would be shut down to allow the chlorine to work and have time to dissipate to avoid killing any plants. Mr. Kring asked for a not to exceed amount of $2,000 to complete this portion.

On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold and second by Supervisor Busa to approve items 2 and 3 above, installing 4 additional flush points for $19,972 and to approve Mr. Kring with a not to exceed $2,000 to adjust pump stations allowing for introduction of chlorine to address the snail issue. The motion was approved by all.

i. Tucor Issues

Mr. Kring explained that an on-line training had been completed for landscaping and irrigation staff by a Tucor representative on July 15th. Mr. Kring will conduct additional trainings for new staff. A Tucor representative will be coming to the Laguna Lakes community later in the year to inspect the system and meet with the CDD Board of Supervisors.

ii. Tabled Irrigation Services Contract Amendment

Mr. Kring presented his amended service agreement with costs of additional irrigation services to be conducted on a regular basis. These items have been in place, this agreement will allow for payment of these services. The Board would like to have the attorney review the service agreement for content. The Board approved the increase contingent on legal review and approval.

On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold and second by Supervisor Young with all in favor to approve the Irrigation Services Contract Amendment pending review by legal counsel.

iii. Additional Flush Points Proposal

This was addressed with the motion above addressing the snail issues in irrigation report.

B. LLCA to CDD Roads Transfer Feasibility Update

The Chair presented a review of the primary questions that came out of the joint workshop on July 14th. In his review, he felt that 2 of the 3 primary questions had been resolved which were: can the roads be transferred, and if a vote is needed the LLCA would do that. The other was the liability issues and it was presented as it would be better if the CDD had the roads due to its “sovereign immunity” protection.   The third issue was the transfer of funds from the road reserves collected by the LLCA. The Chair felt $150,000 was in the LLCA reserves for road repairs, and that this was close to the amount that would need to be transferred to the CDD along with the roads. The Chair suggested that this amount be considered by the CDD Board, and that the CDD submit this request to the LLCA for their consideration and review.

On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold and second by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, to proceed with the direction proposed by the Chair and to send this offer back to the LLCA Board for their review and consideration.

C. Risk Management Project Proposal

This topic was originally presented by Supervisor Cutler and as he wasn’t present at this meeting, the Board decided to remove this item from the agenda until a future date when Supervisor Cutler can present his proposal.


A. Lake 6 Fountain Repair Proposal

The proposal was presented for review and

On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler with second by Supervisor Rumbold with all in favor to accept the proposal from Solitude for $3,171.48 to repair fountain # 6.

There being none, the next Order of Business followed.


A. Lake Bank Erosion Project Update

The project is expected to begin in early summer of 2022. The previously approved proposal was signed and returned to the contractor.


A. Field Report for July

  • Lakes are in good shape with slight increase in algae
  • The timer on lake 1 was adjusted.
  • Supervisor Young requested that lake 3 timer be checked.
  • Some Pleco fish were observed but the Field Manager was unable to remove them.
  • Supervisor Rumbold requested communication to JVM landscaping as they are cutting the new plantings too short near the fence.

B. Work Orders for Approval

No work orders were presented

C. Other Follow up Items.

i. Muck Analysis Update

The Muck and bathymetric study report was handed out and reviewed. This will be an agenda item at the next meeting and Chris Pepin or Mr. Ayres will be present to answer questions.

ii. Cane Toad Removal Option.

The Board requested a proposal from Solitude for the next meeting.

iii. Landscaping Concern Proposal

Ramirez Landscaping previously submitted a proposal for $10,081 to replace sections of vegetation and sod along the exterior berms. Additionally they presented proposals for removing a dead Foxtail Palm for $750 and to replace a Ficus tree that was falling near the guardhouse for $900. The Board will table this discussion until after the irrigation issues are resolved.


A. Update on FPL Reimbursement for Wire Cut Damage Insurance Claim

The District Manger stated that they are still waiting on a response from Florida Power and Light on the insurance claim for the cut irrigation wires.

TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Financial Statements

A. June 2021

The District Manager reviewed the June 2021 Financial Statement and

On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold with second by Supervisor Wessler, with all in approval the financials for June 2021 were accepted as presented.


A. Florida House Bill 53

The District Manager recapped the requirements of the new House Bill 53 requiring the District to submit a written 20-year plan for Storm Water Management. The community is in good shape with the practices they have in place. The Engineer will work on a written plan to submit.


There being no comments, the next Order of Business followed.


There being no comments, the next Order of Business followed.


Mr. Bailey commented on how well he thought the meeting went.

FIFTEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Adjournment of the Meeting

On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold and Second by Supervisor Wessler with all in favor the meeting was adjourned at 6:16 pm.

Next Meeting and Budget Public Hearing: August 25th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Secretary/Assistant Secretary
Chair/Vice Chair