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  • WATERWAYS WATCH December 2014

    MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY HANUKKAH

    Holiday Decorating November 29 at 10:am

    SANTA PARADE, DECEMBER 14 2:00PM

    Waterways Board of Directors 2014

    President: Bob Buck

    1st Vice President: Ron Barette

    2nd Vice Pres.: John Stoffel

    Treasurer: Doug Canfield

    Secretary: Kathy Meaney

    Asst. Secretary: John Graham

    MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

    BOB BUCK

    If last month was a call to arms, this one would be

    a farewell to arms. It has been a pleasure and a

    privilege to serve on the board over the years with

    so many other dedicated members of the

    community, and with the neighborhood leaders

    on committees and activities. I have learned a

    great deal in the process, normally how to do

    things, and once in a while how not to. But

  • collectively it has been a pretty thorough

    curriculum.

    There have been a number of challenges, most of

    which came to positive resolution due

    to the actions of the residents as well as the

    boards or committees. Over time we have dealt

    with several property management and

    accounting companies which are involved in

    multiple communities, and I have often heard

    their comments that Waterways is above

    average compared to the other developments

    they are familiar with. The comments related

    both to the leadership, but also to the residents.

    Aspects they found notable were the involvement

    and energy of the community, and a minimum

    of conflict or excessive drama between the

    members.

    We still have internal or local issues to deal with,

    and will have new ones as development in the

    area continues. Some of the activists in prior

    challenges are still involved, but also a new

    generation of community leaders is beginning to

    emerge. This is normal evolution and will be

    ongoing. The energy and involvement of the

    residents will continue to be needed if we are to

    maintain the quality of life we have created and

    enjoy in Waterways.

    So, thank you to everyone up to now, and best

    wishes for all who will follow. I am confident

    Waterways will continue to be an exceptional

    community.

    Bob Buck

    EDITORS NOTE: ON BELHALF OF THE RESIDENTS

    OF WATERWAYS, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK BOB

    AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR THE YEARS OF SERVICE

    YOU HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COMMUNITY IN MANY

    AND VARIOUS CAPACITIES. WE KNOW WE CAN

    COUNT ON YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND ADVICE IN

    THE FUTURE. ENJOY YOUR RESPITE AND WELL

    DESERVED VACATION FROM THE BOD DUTIES

    AND ACCEPT OUR GRATITUDE FOR YOUR

    SERVICE.

    BEARS IN WATERWAYS BROCHURES FROM FLORIDA FISH

    AND WILDLIFE DEALING WITH BEARS

    AVAILABLE AT THE CLUBHOUSE

    Be Bears seem to show up on garbage days and have a feast in our garbage cans. Our manager

    recommends that we KEEP THE GARBAGE CANS IN THE GARAGE and put them out in the morning instead of them being left out overnight. GO TO My FWC (Florida Wildlife) http://myfwc.com/ and the click on wildlife and then click on bears. There you will find very helpful information regarding living with bears. There are also printed brochures from Florida Wildife available in the Clubhuse The number to use to request a FWC

    officer is 888-404-3922.

    For easy reference, the number is

    listed at the bottom or the Public Page

    (you don't have to login) Webpage on

    the new Waterways website:

    www.ahn05.com/WaterwaysOfNaples.

    PLEASE BE ALERT WHILE WALKING YOUR DOGS AND

    CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL.

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    STREET SIGNS

    FOR SALE

    In a continued effort to improve the value and aesthetics of your community, Waterways will soon be erecting new street signs so the old street signs and stop signs will be available for sale, on a FIRST

  • COME FIRST SERVED PREPAID BASIS ! What a great addition to your garage or man cave! To order the VERY limited

    supply of signs, contact Sue

    Canfield, (3299 Potomac

    Ct). 239-331-7515)

    beginning December 3,

    2014 to reserve your sign. No

    orders can be accepted BEFORE this date. Signs will only be considered reserved when they are prepaid. Work on the new signs will not begin for a few months. Therefore, your prepaid sign(s) will not be available until AFTER the new signs are erected. If any signs are damaged when removed, your money will be refunded. All money raised will be donated to your Social Committee to help fund events for you! Don't be left out...order soon! All signs will be sold for the super low price of $10.00 each!!! The following signs will be available: Grand Rapids Blvd. 6 available Mystic River Ct. 4 available Waterways Blvd. 1 available Indian Creek Ct. 1 available Chesapeake Bay Ct. 3 available Waterloo Ct. 1 available Brookeview Ct. 1 available Port Orange Ct. 1 available Ocean Bluff Ct. 1 available Allegheny Ct. 1 available Tropical Bay Ct. 1 available Willow Springs Ct. 1 available Port Orange Way. 2 available Port Pleasant Ct. 1 available STOP Signs. 19 available

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    HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE NEW WEBSITE YET? Go to: AHN05.COM/WaterwaysOfNaples

    Click on Resident Login: On the initial login use your last name and house number as your ID and Password (eg: JONES222) Once you are in, click on resident profile. Change your password and add your email addresses then scroll to the bottom and save. How easy is that!!! If a problem occurs, click on request login and the website will send your login information. *****

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    HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK

    LETS WATERWAYS RESIDENTS SHINE WITH GENEROUS DONATIONS.

    SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP

    December: Holiday Items

    -Stuffing Mixes, Cranberry

    Sauce, Gravy (canned or box),

    Pie Crust & Fillings, Macaroni

    & Cheese (boxed), Instant

    Mashed Potatoes (boxed),

    Household Goods

    This effort within HOAs is

    sponsored by Hayden and

    Associates.

    For more information, please “Like” our Facebook page,

    “Hayden & Associates”, and receive regular updates and news about the drive. We will be posting

    the current theme, upcoming themes, updates about

    the weigh-ins, and more!

    Hayden & Associates is dedicated to making a

    difference in the lives of SWFL’s residents. We hope that

    you will join us to improve and give back to our

    community.

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  • BOD NOTES Shirley Cothran

    Guest: Ronna Smith is the new principal at Corkscrew Elementary school. She is visiting the HOAs that have children in her school to build more communication and sense of community. She talked about how hard the school had worked to get an “A”” rating. She said that she would be putting banners on the “fence” because for every two banners, she can buy an i Pad for a teacher to use in the classroom. She also talked about collecting box tops from food items. With the help of some high school students, the box tops are trimmed and then redeemed at 10¢ per box top. She is looking for a way to make it easy for people to turn in box tops.

    Financial Matters: There are still 48 delinquent owners for $123,000. The delinquent accounts are always higher the first month of the quarter. There are 12 new delinquent account but that is also typical for the first month. Usually these new delinquencies are paid off quickly as people realize they missed the quarterly due date. 9 or 10 accounts owe under $30. One delinquent account is because the HOA painted a house to stop it from being a blight. The owner is paying the cost of the painting back in installments. The remaining 24 are chronic and Alliance is dealing with these, each individually.

    Budget: The budget created by the Finance Committee was explained. In 2014, the fees did not go up even though Landscaping costs increased. Last year a new budget item, Bad Debt, had been added because there was chance that some of the delinquencies would not be collected. This did not happened but once the budget item was established, the accountants wanted it in the budget every year. Instead a non-Statutory Reserve Account is being used to house “Surplus and Collections”. It could be used for bad debt should it occur or to carry over funds for special projects. Using this statutory reserve account allowed the budget committee to submit a budget that does not require an increase in assessment

    Regional Park: After the meeting on Monday evening with Tim Nance, the consensus was that the County was listening to residents and could be talked out of putting the semi-pro soccer facility in the Park. On Wednesday, at a Veteran's Day gathering, it was revealed that Parks and Rec planned on recommending the soccer facility be placed in this Regional