Meeting Minutes for July 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, July 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
Vickie Rose – Resident
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 Vickie Rose, Resident. Tad Kring from Irrigation Specialists attended via web conference.
On MOTION by Chair Busa, 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 Request by Supervisor Cutler to add irrigation system As Builts
Add 5C FY 2023 Supervisor Cutler also requested Lake Berm Restoration
On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler, seconded by Vice Chair Young, 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 June 29, 2022
On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler, seconded by Supervisor Rumbold, with all in favor, the Draft Meeting Minutes for June 29, 2022 were approved, as submitted.
FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Old Business
A. Irrigation Report
Tad Kring’s report was in the packet and the following was discussed:
i. Work Orders Log Update
Tad stated that they are seeing significantly less work orders for stuck valves, which seems to be about 10% of the work orders they had received in April. They have completed 3 chlorination treatments, and they can now focus on maintenance. The Board also commented on the importance of wet checks from the landscapers to keep the numbers down.
ii. Chlorine Tablets as Option
Tad does not recommend using chlorine tablets. They are put in the system with water added and they evaporate over time, which cannot be as easily measured as the current chlorination process. He has also considered installing a tank and having the chlorine injected. Tad stated that he uses a sprayer with the current treatments, and when the chlorination is complete the sprayer is removed, and no equipment is left on the property. The chlorination could be done on a quarterly basis, or less often if it is determined that a treatment is not needed. The Board asked Tad to draw up a proposal for the next meeting, including the costs, for up to quarterly chlorine injections.
iii. Proposals for Consideration
Supervisor Cutler asked about the condition of the #2 controller. Tad stated that there is an intermittent power problem, but the controller is still working, and it will be put on watch.
iv. As Builts
Tad will give a report at the next meeting on the map upgrades. The electrical and controllers had been completed, so he will report on the status of having the mainline mapped.
B. Lake Maintenance
i. Lake 8 Sediment Analysis Update
They had not received a quote from Solitude for the muck analysis, and the sediment also needs to be analyzed. Gonzalo had been requesting the muck analysis quote from the regional manager, but there hasn’t been a response to date.
Because of continual delayed response from Solitude, the Board agreed to start looking for other vendors.
ii. Lake 7 Midge Flies
District Manager Teague received a quote from Solitude for three treatments on all the lakes.
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Board approved three treatments on all the lakes for midge flies by Solitude, not to exceed $6,291.
iii. Lake Berm Restoration
After discussion the Board decided to ask Chris to update the maps and give a report at the next meeting, identifying when the next phase can begin.
SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS New Business
A. Electrical Panel Struck by Lightning
West Coast Electrical had submitted a proposal to replace the burnt out panel, and it had been approved for reimbursement by the insurance company. District Manager Teague will contact Aliant about completing the needed repair, and he will have staff make sure that the fountain was not damaged.
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the Board approved the replacement of a burnt out electrical panel by West Coast Electrical, not to exceed $3,950.
SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Field Manager
A. Current Field Report
Field Manager Pepin’s report, that was included in the packet, was reviewed and the following was discussed:
The chara in L2 will be removed and the algae in L1 and L2 will be treated.
There is a fountain moving, and Chris will see that it is secured.
Rust will be removed from a pump station.
Pine straw is not always removed after it rains, and the residents and landscapers will be reminded to do so.
B. Other Follow-Up Items
i. Berm Pine Straw Project Update
This project is 100% complete. The Board discussed starting the project earlier, and they decided to ask for a bid, with a start date in late October or early November.
ii. Cane Toad Control Program Update
Chris reported that 101 toads were removed in July, bringing the yearly total to 478.
iii. Plant Voids Along Interior Berm Estimate
Ramirez had two estimates for plant removal and replacement.
On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler, seconded by Chair Busa, the Board approved Proposal 7-2022-14 to fill in the empty voids along the interior berm, not to exceed $9,490.
Proposal 7-2022-13 was for the removal and replacement of dead holly trees and and palm trees on the exterior berm, replacement of dead grass along the Bass Road berm, and sod replacement. The Board wants clarification on the quotes, and in the meantime they decided that Chris can have the trees removed for $400, with a disposal fee of $356.
EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS District Manager
A. FY 2021 Audit Review
District Manager Teague reviewed the Audit, and stated that there were no findings.
On MOTION by Supervisor Wessler, seconded by Supervisor Rumbold, with all in favor, the Board accepted the Fiscal Year 2021 Audit, as submitted.
B. November Elections
District Manager Teague stated that the results had been posted, with Supervisor Rumbold, Chair Busa, and Michelle Martel running unopposed. Michelle will assume Vice Chair Young’s seat in the December meeting.
NINTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Financial Statements
A. June 2022
District Manager Teague reviewed the Financials.
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Vice Chair Young, with all in favor, the Board accepted the June 2022 Financials, as presented.
TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Attorney
There was nothing to report from Attorney Andy Cohen.
ELEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Engineer
There was 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
Vickie Rose wondered if there will be a permit needed for the electrical on the panel which will be repaired. She also commented that she will miss Vice Chair Young when she is no longer on the Board.
FOURTEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Adjournment
On MOTION by Supervisor Rumbold, seconded by Supervisor Wessler, with all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m.
The Next Regular Meeting is August 24, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.