Meeting Minutes for April 27, 2022
Community Development District
The 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, April 27, 2022.
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
Mike Cutler – Assistant Secretary
Also present (or attending via web conference) were:
Cal Teague – District Manager, Premier District Management (PDM)
Tad Kring – Irrigation Specialists
The following is a summary of the discussion and actions taken at the Laguna Lakes Community Development District (CDD) Board of Supervisors regular meeting.
FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call
The meeting was called to order and all Board members were present, with Supervisor Cutler attending via web conference. Also in attendance were Cal Teague, the District Manager, and Tad Kring from Irrigation Specialists.
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Board approved Supervisor Cutler’s attendance via web conference.
SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of the Agenda
Add 5Aiv Letter on Irrigation System
Add 8B Resolution 2022-01
On MOTION by Vice Chair Young, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Agenda was approved, as amended.
THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items
There were no Audience comments on the Agenda.
FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of Meeting Minutes
A. Draft Meeting Minutes for March 23, 2022
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Vice Chair Young, with all in favor, the Draft Meeting Minutes for March 23, 2022 were approved, as presented.
FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Old Business
A. Irrigation Report
Tad Kring reviewed his report and answered the following questions:
The Board discussed a process for verification of problems, and how they are responded to. It was determined that the LLCA CAM’s will send all work orders for Tad, to him, and copy both Field Manager Pepin and District Manager Teague, who are logging the work order, and how each are being addressed. Chris will verify that it has been addressed properly and has been completed. District Manager Teague is creating a historical record which will be presented to the Board monthly with the Agenda.
The Board had asked about the discoloration on the water in the irrigation of lake (L-8), and requested testing results. The County had responded that they had no issues in their system, and Field Manager Pepin was asking Solitude if they had any information on what the discoloration could be. Field Manager Pepin and Tad are still monitoring it.
Tad also provided the following updates:
i. Split Monterrey Irrigation Zones Updates
All zones were completed and are functioning well.
ii. Chlorine Injection Updates
Tad recommended that this be delayed until the rainy season, because the injected chlorine can be harmful to vegetation, because of lack of water, even though the chlorine will dissipate after three days when the system is shut down. This will not be a problem if it is done during the rainy season, when they can shut down the system without harming the vegetation. Tad presented proposal #3766 for chlorinating the system up to 8 additional days at the cost of $4,160, which would delay the chlorination. The Board would rather proceed now with chlorination using the previously approved process, because they felt that shutting down the system wasn’t worth the expense incurred if the treatments are delayed until the rainy season. The Board agreed that flushing will begin the Friday following this meeting.
Tad also presented Proposal #3731 to replace all valves and ball valve shutoffs at Paseo de Valencia.
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Board accepted Proposal #3731 to replace all valves and ball valve shutoffs at Paseo de Valencia, not to exceed $1,500.
iii. 15679 Laguna Hills Drive
This was a work order, and when Tad checked the residence, he found no issues.
iv. Letter from a Citizen with Written Complaints Regarding the Irrigation System
The letter was received and read by the Board. Tad will talk to this resident and send a written response.
B. Improvement to the end of Spring Mountain Way with Landscaping, and Area for Children to Utilize
The area is void of grass or other landscaping, and community children are using it as a playground. The HOA would like the area improved, and Tad is looking to see if irrigation covers the whole area. It was noted that the area is not all CDD controlled, so there would need to be shared responsibility. The Board voiced no opposition to a pathway from the school bus drop off. No decisions were made, but the Board is open to a shared project, if it includes CDD land. It was suggested that the HOA submit a plan to the Board for improving the area.
SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS New Business
A. Areca Palm Removal Request at 9240 Belleza Way, Apt 103
The homeowner would like to have the palm removed, because it is tall and unsightly. The Board agreed that it can be done, but they will wait for estimates before proceeding. The Board will ask Chris to remove any seedlings when completing the project.
B. Oak Tree and Roots Removal by Walls Update
The homeowner feels that dead oak leaves clog up the catch basin during the rainy season, and they felt that it could affect the perimeter wall. The Board agreed that it can be done, but they will wait for estimates before proceeding.
C. Sod Replacement Request behind 9249 Paseo del Valencia
There is dead sod behind the resident’s home, and they would like it replaced. Chris believes the dead spot is around the pool overflow drain, and this could be a factor. The Board determined that it is not CDD property.
SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Field Manager
A. Current Field Report
District Manager Teague reviewed Field Manager Pepin’s report, and the Board had no additional requests. They supported the maintenance tasks suggested in the report.
B. Other Follow-Up Items
i. Landscaping Projects Update
Ramirez had informed Chris on April 21st that all landscaping along the berm will be completed by the end of April.
ii. Oak Tree and Roots Removal by Walls Update
The oak trees and roots had been removed, and Ramirez asked Chris if he could lower the wall panels so they will be back in place. Chris approved it, and he is waiting to hear if the project has been completed.
iii. Berm Pine Straw Update
The pine straw contractor was informed that they can begin the installation anytime after May 1st. Chris is waiting to hear from them with a start date.
iv. CDD Palm Tree Trimming Update
This project had been completed. Ramirez had returned and pruned the palms that they had missed.
v. Cane Toad Control Program Update
As of April 22nd 166 cane toads had been removed from the community. He had also removed about 75% of the tadpoles he had seen in Lake 7.
vi. Shoreline Erosion Repair Update
These repairs are nearing completion. American Shoreline Restoration should have the sod laid soon, and they will water it for 2 weeks. Chris had asked the neighborhood firms to check the irrigation heads along the repaired shorelines to verify that the water could reach the new sod. Littorals had also been installed.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS District Manager
A. Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Discussion
District Manager Teague distributed the draft budget, and stated that it did not include an increase in assessments. The draft budget will be discussed further at the May meeting.
B. 2022-01 Resolution Requesting the County to Conduct the General Elections
The Board approved the County conducting the November elections to fill seats 1, 2, and 4.
On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler, seconded by Supervisor Cutler, with all in favor, the Board approved the County conducting the November elections to the Board for seats 1, 2, and 4.
NINTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Financial Statements
A. March 2022
District Manager Teague reviewed the Financials.
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Board accepted the March 2022 Financials, as presented.
TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Attorney
There is nothing to report from Attorney Andy Cohen.
ELEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Engineer
There is nothing to report from Engineer Mark McCleary.
TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Supervisor Requests/Comments
There were no Supervisor Requests or Comments.
THIRTEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments
There were no Audience comments.
FOURTEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Adjournment
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 6:03 p.m.
The Next Regular Meeting is May 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.