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Draft Meeting Minutes for May 12, 2022

Moody River Estates
Community Development District

The regular 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 12, 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)
Mike Eckert – Attorney, Kutak Rock, LLP
Carl Barraco – Engineer, Barraco and Associates
Wes Kayne – Engineer, Barraco and Associates
Susan Garling – HOA Board President
Patty Wachter – HOA Board Secretary
Brian Finn – 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, with Supervisor Canoura attending via web conference. Also in attendance were Cal Teague, the District Manager, and . Participating via web conference were Mike Eckert, the Attorney, Carl Barraco, the Engineer, Wes Kayne, the Engineer, Chris Pepin, the Field Manager, and Susan Garling, and Patty Wachter of the HOA, Resident Brian Finn, and

SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of the Agenda

Add Civc
Add Dic
Delete 6Ciii
Delete 6Civa

On MOTION by Chair Pike, seconded by Vice Chair Jenner, with all in favor, the Board accepted the Agenda, as amended.

THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Water Quality Discussion

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

salinity, turbidity, ponds with issues, extension, homeowners, most important issue is erosion, add aerators, make sure good area of lakes stay that way and then fix the others

Solitude Ameri-Scape extension agent

B. Water Testing in Lakes

nitrogen, phosphorus

Dr. Ernesto Lasso de la Vega left the meeting at 2:23 p.m. during the discussion on water testing in lakes.

C. Pond Watch and Mileage Reimbursement


On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, seconded by Chair Pike, with three in favor, and Vice Chair Jenner and Chair Pike opposed, the Board agreed to reimburse ….

D. Littoral Planting Around the Lakes Discussion

one planting 8/13/2020, discuss later

E. Chemical Treatment of the Lakes

copper sulfate cost

FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items

FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of Meeting Minutes

A. Draft Meeting Minutes from April 14, 2022

On MOTION by Chair Pike, seconded by Supervisor Teckorius, with all in favor, the Board approved the Audit Committee Meeting Minutes for February 24, 2022, as amended.

B. Draft Regular Meeting Minutes from February 24, 2022.


A. Engineer

No report. Questions for Wes Kayne

B. Attorney

Did not discuss Memorandum of Understanding…last meeting…line 31 send MOU to HOA copy to Board, we send it

Public Records Request – best practices, immediately forward it to Cal, Cal collect fee if needed, Cal follow best practices

C. District Manager

District Manager Teague presented his report and the following issues were discussed:

i. Management Company Transition Update

District Manager Teague stated that Mike received a response

ii. Financial Statements for April 2022

District Manager Teague reviewed the Financials. Supervisor Teckorius wondered…bond financing…mike 6 months for capital projects not O&M, bond issues, lakes 12, 13, 16, 19 have biggest problems

On MOTION by Chair Pike, seconded by Supervisor Canoura, with all in favor, the Board approved the April 2022 Financial Statements for Audit, as presented.

iii. PDM Contract Amendment for Additional Field Services

$500 per month, increase inspections

iv. Fiscal Year Budget 2023 Discussion

rates and figure out C.P.I. each year…past 5 years, maintenance expenses; PDM at June mtg, how much money with suggested revenue, what the rate would be, then list projects that can be done with that money

continue mtg to may 19th 1pm

steve – monument technology – not on today’s agenda

a. Consideration of Creating a GIS Program

b. Lake Bank Restoration

c. Resolution 2022-07 Setting Public Hearing for Adoption of Tentative Budget

D. Field Manager

District Manager Teague reviewed the progress of the Follow-up items, as reported by Field Manager Pepin:

i. Follow-up Items

a. Lake 6 Fountain Lights Update

Field Manager Pepin had reported that the lights had been installed, and they will be turned on when the fountain is turned back on.

b. Garbage Cleanup around the Lakes Update

This project had been completed.

c. Aerator Maintenance Log

District Manager Teague reported that he had created the log for aerator and fountain maintenance, and it will be available every other month.

Supervisor Geltner left the meeting at 4:01 p.m. during the discussion of the aerator maintenance log.

d. Replacement of Rusted Out Electrical Panels Update

The permits had been filed, and LCEC had been contacted to shut down electrical services. LCEC will inform West Coast Electrical when they will be shutting down service, and, at that time, West Coast can complete the needed repairs. The fountains and aerators will be down during the repairs.

e. Storm Water Maintenance

All structures that Community Field Services identified in their first and second field reports had been cleaned up by their maintenance technician.

E. Storm Drain Cleaning Structures B12 thru B28 Update

This project should be completed by the end of May.


A. Lake Bank Maintenance Discussions

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

This project is in process and should be completed in one or two weeks. Chair Pike asked about littorals, not in the current project,, but when the project is complete they will look into planting them. In response to Supervisor Teckorius’question, District Manager Teague stated that the project will be certified by Engineer Barraco.



A. Value of Fountains

Supervisor Teckorius wondered about the electric costs for fountains. There was a discussion about their condition. Discussion about their use when there is no particular purpose vs. those with a purpose, such as, sound abatement. This will be discussed further at a later meeting.

B. Water Shortage Issues/Strategies

The best is to run drainpipes underground and put in a bubbler. Erosion issues will be discussed at a later time.


There were no special projects.

TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Next Meeting Quorum Check

Continuation meeting May 19th, Vice Chair Jenner will be late. A quorum will be present.

TENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Supervisor Requests/Comments

Julie apologized about her comment about getting to know??? not an insult to PDA. Would like to have people other than staff at meetings that could give their viewpoint.

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

Teresa commented that members of the community like to have fountains, and this should be considered.

Patty and Susan commented that she is in favor of town hall meetings so the residents can have information about what the CDD is doing. Patty would also like the fountains to remain.


On MOTION bySupervisor Teckorius, seconded by Chair Pike, with all in favor, the Board agreed to adjourn at ???p.m.

The Continuation Meeting of the May 12, 2022 meeting is May 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

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

Secretary/Assistant Secretary
Chair/Vice Chair