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Draft Continuation Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2022

Moody River Estates
Community Development District

A continuation meeting of The Board of Supervisors of the Moody River Estates Community Development District was held at the at the Clubhouse at Moody River Estates, 3050 Moody River Boulevard, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903, and also via web conference on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 1p.m.

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

Edward Pike – Chair
Chris Jenner – Vice Chair
Julie Canoura – Assistant Secretary
John Teckorius – Assistant Secretary
Robert Geltner – Assistant Secretary

Also present (or attending via web conference) were:

Cal Teague – District Manager, Premier District Management (PDM)
Gaby Novak – Project Specialist, PDM
Susan Garling – HOA Board President
Patti Wachter – HOA Board Secretary
Ric Doran – Resident
Thomasina Abdoe – Resident

The following is a summary of the discussion and actions taken at the Moody River Estates 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. Also in attendance were Cal Teague, the District Manager, Susan Garling and Patti Wachter of the HOA, and Resident Ric Doran. Participating via web conference were Resident Thomasina Abdoe, and Gaby Novak, Project Specialist of PDM.

SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of the Agenda

Because this was a continuation meeting, there was no need for approval of the Agenda. The only item covered in this meeting was the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget.

THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Water Quality Discussion

A. Presentation by Hyacinth Control District Speaker; Dr. Ernesto Lasso de la Vega, Biologist

Presentation was at Regular Meeting.

B. Water Testing in Lakes

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

C. Pond Watch and Mileage Reimbursement

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

D. Littoral Planting Around the Lakes Discussion

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

E. Chemical Treatments of the Lakes

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items

This was allowed at the end of the meeting.

FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of Meeting Minutes

A. Draft Meeting Minutes from April 14, 2022

These will be approved at the next regular meeting.

SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Staff Reports

A. Engineer

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

B. Attorney

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

C. District Manager

i. Management Company Transition Update

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

ii. Financial Statements for April 2022

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

iii. PDM Contract Amendment for Additional Field Services

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

iv. Fiscal Year Budget 2023 Discussion

The Board reviewed the Draft Budget and the following was discussed and actions taken:

The Board discussed lake remediation and the current plans in place for remedying any violations, legal and engineering reimbursement, and a possible $150 per unit increase that would be used for lake restoration and stormwater management. They also agreed that any bond consideration should be deferred.

On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, seconded by Supervisor Canoura, with 3 in favor, and Chair Pike and Supervisor Teckorius opposed, the Board agreed to defer the bond to a later date, and prepare a Budget with a $150 per unit increase.

The Board discussed a larger per unit increase in the Budget, with the approval of the Budget.

On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, with no second. Because of no second, the motion failed to approve the Budget as proposed.

On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, and seconded by Supervisor Teckorius, with 4 in favor, and Vice Chair Jenner opposed, the Board rescinded the previous motion of a $150 per unit increase of the Budget.

On MOTION by Supervisor Teckorius, seconded by Supervisor Canoura, with 3 in favor, and Supervisor Geltner and Vice Chair Jenner opposed, the Board approved the deferment of the bond to a later date and agreed to add an increase of $324 per unit to the proposed Budget, which includes an adjusted CPI increase of $24.

The Board decided to go through the proposed Budget line by line before approving it, and the following changes were made:

Increase Supervisor wages for 2023 from $4,800 to $10,000, which is not a wage increase but a line-item increase.
Increase Employment taxes to $1,000.
Decrease the arbitrage rebate to $600.
Increase Engineering from $25,000 to $35,000.
Include a 3% increase totaling $73,000 for District Management staff services.
Increase R&M for the inspection, repair and cleaning of the stormwater system.
Increase R&M for lakes from $10,000 to $105,000 for repairing erosions on Lakes 12, 13, 16, and 19, and include the planting of littorals. It was noted that there should be 4 rows of littorals in front of each foot of repaired shoreline with there being 2,503 linear feet of shoreline.
Include $31,528 for new aerators.
Increase the miscellaneous contingency from $500 to $1,500.
Create an emergency reserve of $85,000.

v. Resolution 2022-07 for Setting a Fiscal Year Budget Public Hearing

On MOTION by Supervisor Teckorius, seconded by Supervisor Canoura, with all in favor, the Board approved Resolution 2022-07 approving a tentative budget and approving the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Public Hearing on August 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

a. Consideration of Creating a GIS Program

This was tabled for a later time.

b. Lake Bank Restoration

This was previously covered in the proposed Budget.

D. Field Manager

i. Follow-up Items

a. Lake 6 Fountain Lights Update

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

b. Garbage Cleanup Around the Lakes Update

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

c. Aerator Maintenance Log

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

d. Replacement of Rusted Out Electrical Panels Update

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

e. Storm Water Maintenance

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

E. Storm Drain Cleaning Structures B12 thru B28 Update

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Old Business

A. Lake Bank Maintenance Discussions

i. Lake 8 Erosion Repair; Erosion Prevention; and Residential Roof Drains Discussion

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

B. HOA/CDD MOU Update

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS New Business

A. Value of Fountains

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

B. Water Shortage Issues/Strategies

Covered at the Regular Meeting.

NINTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Special Projects

TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Next Meeting Quorum Check

At the Regular Meeting on June 9, 2022, a quorum will be present.

TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Supervisor Requests/Comments

Supervisor Jenner asked if the fountains could be restarted, and District Manager Teague will check on this. He also asked the status of the pond watch program, and he wanted to make sure that this was proceeding. The Board confirmed that it is proceeding, and they asked Supervisor Jenner to set up the program and select volunteers, and also get feedback on lake management.

On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, seconded by Supervisor Teckorius, with all in favor, the Board appointed Vice Chair Jenner to set up and lead the pond watch program, and select volunteers to participate in the program.

Supervisor Teckorius handed out copies of lake bathymetric and historical documents to the Board, which will be included in the Record of Proceedings for this meeting.

District Manager Teague asked the Board if he could establish a mailing list and electronically send out Agenda packets, and there were no objections.

ELEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments (3 minutes on any topic)

Susan Garling stated that she can get volunteers for the pond watch program. She also asked if the Board could include the contents of the Budget when publishing it for the Public Hearing, and that the spending plan be broken down. The Board and Susan discussed what the community understands about who the CDD is and what the CDD is accomplishing.

Patti Wachter wondered if the number of the assessment units in the Budget are higher than what actually exists.

Ric Doran commented that Lake 13 was not repaired properly, and that the Board should develop a lake management plan for community lakes.

TWELFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Adjournment

On MOTION by Supervisor Canoura, seconded by Supervisor Geltner, with all in favor, the Board agreed to adjourn at 3:30 p.m.

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Secretary/Assistant Secretary
Chair/Vice Chair