Although nothing has been finalized, we have received the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Tree Committee and consulted with Certified Arborist, Jami McGarvey.
The following locations have been identified as suitable for planting Canopy Street Trees (Shady Lady and Live Oak trees within the utility easement but no further than 10 feet from the curb of the street) to fill the gaps in our canopy along Masters Circle:
Depending upon interest, the Board will consider a proposal to reimburse the owners of the above listed residences for the cost of planting a Canopy Street Tree, after submission of an approved ARC application and proof of payment.
Owners of the above listed residences will need to contact a Board member by no later than January 28, 2021, if they are interested in participating in the project. If we do not hear from you by that date your name will be removed from the list.
Susan Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Ellis: email@example.com Don Jancin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dikran Ohannessian: email@example.com Jim Swanger: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your home is not listed above, the Board is open to considering additional suitable Canopy Street Tree locations if we hear from you by no later than January 28, 2021.
This is a one-time project and participation is entirely voluntary.
Florida Painters have commenced painting our houses and this project will run from now through April 2021.
As our street is narrow and curved, the multiple vendors parked on-site (Florida Painters, Greenscapes, Roofing Contractors) presents difficulties for all residents when walking, cycling or driving. In addition, we have large trucks: UPS, Prime, FedEx, and USPS attempting to make regular deliveries.
To address this, we have asked our vendors Florida Painters and Greenscapes to:
always park all their vehicles on the same side of the traffic flow,
not park across from other vehicles already parked, and
leave sufficient space for cars and trucks to be able to maneuver through vehicles parked on both sides of the street.
This staggered vendor parking will certainly help, but we need everyone to be aware of their surroundings:
While driving or cycling, please proceed slowly at all times, exercising particular care moving past all parked vehicles. An oblivious vendor may step out from a vehicle or grounds at any time into your path.
While walking facing traffic, particularly with a pet, be aware of your surroundings and personal safety.
Ensure contractors/service providers performing work at your house, are aware of the parking needs of our community.
Advise your guests not to park near the painter & roofer vehicles, and to use your driveway as much as possible.
The stretch of road from Pelican Sound Drive to the start of the Circle can be problematic when too many vehicles are parked, particularly if an emergency vehicle needs to get through. We ask that vendors, residents and guests not to park vehicles on the golf course side of the road.
Navigating our street right now is a challenge, but if together we make the effort, our community traffic flow and safety will be maintained.
For any questions or concerns during this project period, please contact Susan Cohen (217-840-7871) or Don Jancin (239-498-1447).
Our neighbor, Marcy Holtz, recently was thanked by the Estero High School Golf Coaches for organizing the 2020 Pelican Sound Golf Tournament Fund Raiser for the Estero High School Golf Teams. This was the best year ever. The tournament raised $8,740. In addition to the boys and girls golf teams now being the best-equipped golf teams in the area, part of the funds will be used to award academic grants known at the Pelican Sound Golf Scholarships.
Please CLICK HERE to view the painting schedule from Florida Painters.
You will be notified by email the Friday before the week in which your house is to be painted. The form you signed confirming your color choices for your house will be attached to your house the week your house will be painted. If you requested something “special” the photos/pictures you supplied will also be attached to your house.
On the Monday of the week your house is to be painted, it will be power washed. ALL WINDOWS MUST BE CLOSED. Priming of the houses will start on Monday afternoon/Tuesday morning. Approximately three houses will be worked on at one time. The garage door will be the next to last component to be painted and the front door will be the last component to be painted. Thus, you must make sure that someone is available from Wednesday afternoon onward to open the garage and front doors for the painters. You will be able to close these doors approximately three hours after they are painted.
ALL HURRICANE ROLL DOWN SHUTTERS MUST BE IN THE UP POSITION. ALL OTHER HURRICANE PROTECTION MUST BE REMOVED FROM WINDOWS. If a hurricane roll down shutter is either closed or halfway up, the painters will not move it and will paint only what they have access to. The painters will not remove any other hurricane protection.
If you have anything next to your house [storage boxes, extra roof tiles, etc.], you must make sure that these are moved at least a foot from the wall so that the painters can get access. All wall decorations anywhere on your house must be removed. Florida Painters will NOT move these items.
All lanai furniture must be moved away from the walls. THE PAINTERS WILL COVER YOUR CEILING FANS.
The painters will protect the carriage lights during power washing and painting, and caulk around the edges before painting.
The painters will use your water to power wash your house. However, if a home is unoccupied, they cannot turn the water on by company policy. Thus, they will use the water from the houses on either side of the unoccupied house. Please understand that there is no other way to do this.
Please do not ask the painters directly to do anything “extra”. If you want one or more of the a la carte items being offered, please contact Florida Painters directly ASAP [if you have not already done so].
The paint will be “dry” within a day. However, it takes about 45 days for the paint to completely “cure”. During that time, you should not use any chemicals on the paint. For example, if you will have your roof cleaned after your house is painted, wait at least 45 days.
There will be a foreman onsite at all times, and the project manager will be available every day.
Non-emergency questions should be sent to me via email at: email@example.com. For time sensitive issues, you can reach me at 217 840 7871. I would appreciate no calls between 8 PM and 8 AM.
We are all looking forward to the new look for The Masters in the New Year!
The Board approved the 2021 budget with no increase over the 2020 budget. The key considerations in the budget were the setting of the painting reserve cycle at 12 years with a possible seven-year refresh, and the inclusion of a provision for spring leaf clean-up, as a trial.
Tree Ad Hoc Committee Review
The Board thanked the Ad Hoc Committee (Jim Leonard, Bruce Clark, and Kurt Blumenthal) for their report recommending the restoration of the canopy effect with new tree plantings on our street. The Board also thanked them for a job well done and for the many hours the members worked on this project. The Board will now assume responsibility for the project with resident concurrence for any proposed actions.
The Board will undertake a review of the community mailboxes for any needed repairs. Dikran Ohannessian and Don Jancin were assigned this task and were asked to report back at the next Board meeting.
Susan Cohen reported that the Paint Company has now been provided with the detailed color selections for each house. The Paint Company will not deviate from the approved color selections without direct approval from the Paint Committee.
The Paint Committee chair, Susan Cohen, reported more than 90% of residents have returned signed forms. The balance of the signed forms is expected shortly.
The house painting will commence January 4, 2021, at #21700 and proceed around the outer side of the circle. After completion of the outer circle, the inner circle at #21743 will commence and proceed until all houses are painted.
NOTE: While subject to weather, the house painting is expected to run from January through mid-April.
ARC & Landscaping Documents Updated
The Board reported on comments from residents on updated documents and language inserted for clarification. The Board approved the Associations updated ARC and Landscaping documents dated November 6, 2020.
Ad Hoc Tree Committee
Considerable discussion on improving and maintaining our community appearance with the tree canopy. The Board asked the committee to take specific research action and report results at our December meeting.
2021 Budget Plan
No changes to workshop plan of October 22, 2020, which has 2021 assessment remaining the same as 2020. The annual budget meeting will take place on December 9, 2020. Resident communications on our budget will be submitted by Collier Financial 14-days prior to scheduled meeting.
The 2021 PSG&RC Budget was approved, and the key takeaways are:
PS will spend $14.5 million in 2021.
$1.2 million will be funded from existing reserves
$4.3 million from revenue from Food & Beverage, Golf Operations, Racquet Center Fitness, Marina and Miscellaneous items
$9.0 from Operations Assessments
The Operation Assessment stated per door is $6,890
The Reserve Assessment is $960, making the total Assessment $7,825.
The $7,825 represents a 4.3% increase over the 2020 Budget.
Below is an agenda for the Masters Board Meeting to be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.
Objective: Resident review of the updated ARC and Landscaping documents.
The Masters Board reviewed and updated our “Architectural Standards and Procedures” and “Landscaping Responsibilities” documents. The material change is the addition of “Street Trees” in our responsibility chart of the Landscaping document. The Board also developed the “House Color Framework” and “House Color Schemes” and “House Color Chips” documents to reflect the new house paint colors and painting rules.
Florida Statute requires that these “Rules and Regulations” documents be filed with our other legal documents in Lee County and such documents only require Board approval.
Please review these documents and if you have any comments please let us know prior to November 6, 2020. Our intent is to approve and file the documents soon after.
Please Click Here to see the above referenced documents