Pelican Bay Post Early December 2016 : Page 1

COMMUNITY MEETINGS Pelican Bay Foundation Board Fri,. Dec. 16 8:30 a.m. Pelican Bay Services Division Board Wed., Dec. 7 1 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Community Center unless otherwise noted. POST Early December 2016 • Volume 18, No. 18 PELICAN BAY The Official Publication of the P elican Bay Foundation, Inc. > NAVIGATE THE NEW WEBSITE Check out these tips to help you navigate the new peli-canbay.org and perform three important functions. Page 4 > NOW IS THE TIME TO SERVE 2016 PELICAN BAY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS David Cook, Chair John Chandler, Vice-Chair/Treasurer Charles Bodo, Secretary Gary Canino, Director Tim Corcoran, Director David Doern, Director Mary McLean Johnson, Director Any member who wishes to run for election to the Pelican Bay Foundation Board of Directors must file a 2017 Candidate Information Form soon. Page 6 > MIAMI OPEN BUS TRIP Don’t miss out on the opportu-nity to see the world’s greatest players, up close and personal. Register now for this sellout event! Page 8 > BREAKFAST BUFFET IS BACK! Starting Saturday, December 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., we will be serving our weekend beach Breakfast Buffet at Marker 36. Page 8 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 2397 TAMPA FL > PHOTO GUILD GEARS UP South Beach update By Gary Canino, Chair, Facilities Committee With many new programs to choose from, the Photo Guild schedule covers a broad spectrum of topics. Page 13 w o uld h a v e t o be c o n -structed 6 feet and 6 inches higher than where they currently sit. On March 31, 2016, the Foundation Board of Direc-tors met in a workshop to explore all options, includ-ing what possible waivers or variance avenues may exist. The County is interpreting the Federal requirements, or what alternative floor plan scenarios would comply with the regulation parame-ters as laid out, while we still attempt to accomplish the intended enhancements of the South Beach renovation. continued on page 3 On March 15, 2016, the Found ation ’s ar ch i t e ct reviewed the early phase of the design development plans for South Beach with County staff. At that meet-ing, the County’s floodplain coordinator expressed res-ervations about the build-ing expansion elements of the plan. A follow-up meet-ing was held on March 24, and County staff expressed that they believed that the plans for the renovation of South Beach, as presented, would violate FEMA’s (Fed-eral Emergency Manage-ment Agency) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for V-Zone Construction. Sp ecifica l ly, t he Sou t h Beach facilities sits in a VE16 flood zone. The “grandfa-thered” elevation of the South Beach facilities sits at 10 foot 6 inches. The County believes that any new or additional real property (buildings or fixed-in-place equipment), would need to be raised one foot above the floodplain elevation of 16 feet. In the case of South Beach, that interpretation would mean that any new building construction, out-side the existing footprints of the current buildings, > OPENINGS TO FILL ON PBSD BOARD Those interested in applying for one of the four openings for residential members (and one for a commercial member) should refer to this timetable. Page 29 Front Desk at the Community Center/Computer Lab/ Member Services -Closed Guest Services 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Fitness Center 8 a.m. -1 p.m. North & South Tennis Pro Shop 8 a.m. -Noon Marker 36 9 a.m. -8 p.m. Sandbar 11:30 a.m. -8:30 p.m. Beach Store 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunset Café Noon -Sunset Christmas Eve Hours on page 21 CHRISTMAS DAY HOURS… The Pelican Bay Foundation, Inc. 6251 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34108

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