Draft Meeting Agenda April 6, 2018

GPICA: Draft April Agenda

The next meeting of the Greater Pine Island Civic Association is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Pine Island Elks Lodge, 5630 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922 (just west of the four-way stop sign). Members and non-members are welcome.

The program this month will be focused on the current state of arsenic on the Pine Island. Groundwater tests have shown elevated arsenic levels on a Lee County Conservation 2020 property. The levels were 30 times higher than the federal government allows for drinking water. http://gpica.org/2018/01/arsenic-levels-on-pine-island/

Additional updates will be provided about old business:

  • The Matlacha annexation lawsuit
  • The Woodstock airport
  • The effect of incorporation on flood insurance
  • GPICA bylaws revisions — our current bylaws are posted at http://gpica.org/about-us/gpica-bylaws/. Comments about changes and updates can be sent to comments@gpica.org. We expect to have revisions completed before our May meeting.
  • The next charter committee meeting — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, Pine Island Community Church, 5320 Doug Taylor Circle, St. James City, FL 33956.
  • Board elections/new board officers

New business:

  • The Eagle is planning to conduct a straw poll on incorporation
  • We need TWO volunteers to represent island residents at upcoming meetings on capital improvement projects. We want to voice support about the need for improvements on two island bridges: the Matlacha Community Park bridge and the bridge in St. James City near the Ragged Ass Saloon. Please speak with Noel Andress after the meeting.
  • Pine Island Fire District Elections are scheduled for November. We will be electing commissioners for seats 2, 4 & 5. Those seats are currently held by Elaine Chapman-Moore, John Cammick and Ken Cox. Candidates must file by noon on May 21. Check with the Lee County Elections office for details.
  • Do you have suggestions for fall programs? Please email comments@gpica.org.

Members Vote:

  • The GPICA board has been asked to send a letter of support for residents opposed to the Lee County Mosquito District Plans for the Woodstock Airport.

Do GPICA members want us to send the Letter? Yes or No.


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