Monday, March 23, 2015

A Community Boat Launch Site is Required


          This issue is much broader than simply the lack of a boat launching site for the residents of Mallard's Landing.

          There are at least four villages now that have residences that back on Fiddler's Creek, Mallards, Bellagio, Runaway Bay and Marsh Cove, all of which will need a boat launch site.

          It is my understanding that all boats must be out of the Creek before hurricane season starts, to prevent them from becoming flying boats. This means that each boat could make multiple trips into and out of the Creek each year, hence necessitating a convenient launch site.

          For each village to have a launch site is obviously a waste of money even if land were available, which has not been determined.  

          That raises the question of who is to pay for it and where should it be located.

          The residents who have already paid for a dock assuming that there must be a boat launch site available certainly will be thinking that they should not have to now pay for construction of a launch site.

          With at least four communities now involved, centralized planning is required.

          Who better than the Foundation to assume the lead since they not only make all the rules, but also know the long term goals of the Declarant.

          Certainly the By-laws and Covenants must be changed to recognize that residents can and do have boats on the Creek. Boating cannot be prohibited on that "Water Feature".

          It would certainly be an embarrassment to Lennar to discover that they had sold docks to buyers who were either not permitted to launch a boat on the Creek or given permission had no point of access to do so.

          There are also other questions that need to be addressed:

          Why are only original purchasers allowed to have a dock?

I was told that resale buyers in Mallards were not allowed to  add a dock. While I can appreciate the economics of encouraging initial purchasers to purchase options, it is also beneficial to resale values to be able to offer potential buyers the option of adding a dock if they are boaters

          Why is use of the Creek limited only to owners whose property backs on the Creek? The NaplesDaily News article , which appears to be a Lennar sales ad, states that the Creek is for the use of Fiddler's Creek Homeowners. I read that as meaning all Homeowners.

          When is the rest of the Creek going to be completed and who is going to develop it? Will there be other villages that have Creek access when the Creek is completed?

          I believe that these questions should be presented to the Foundation Board before the Annual Meeting in April for answering at that meeting.

          Preparing a list of relevant questions and conveying it to the residents representative on the Foundation Board would jump start the process.
           
         
"Each residence in Runaway Bay will boast a classical Mediterranean exterior along with upgraded interior, including tumbled marble floors and upgraded kitchen cabinets. Homes situated along The Creek also have a dock option at the time of purchase. The Creek allows for electric boats, kayaks and canoes for Fiddler’s Creek homeowners to enjoy at their leisure. Other residences will offer expansive golf course views."




Sunday, March 22, 2015

MALLARDS LANDING BOAT LAUNCH ISSUE

Apparently an issue has arisen with the boat launch area down the Creek located in the Marsh Cove section of Fiddler's just on the other side of Runaway Bay.    I understand that land has been sold to a builder who has closed the boat launch access.  So, as of this point in time, folks in Mallards have no way to get their boats into the water.

It is alleged that Ron Albeit has said that anyone who launched their boat from the Marsh Cove area did so illegally as this is trespassing on private property.  Apparently, He also said that the Mallards by-laws state that prior written permission from the developer is required from anyone who wants to put a boat in the creek.  He further stated (apparently) that he had no knowledge that there were any boats in the Creek as no resident ever requested permission!  Really?!

Now isn't that interesting?  Didn't Fiddler’s Creek sell boat docks to the owners on Mallards?  Didn't they sell Mallards homes on the basis that you could have a boat on the Creek at your boat dock as sold to you by Fiddler’s as an optional extra?  Am I missing something?  Am I mistaken?  Does anyone have more info on this?

Click on the links to access the source web pages for the below content.

The ABOUT US section of the Fiddler's Creek website says this:

"Approximately 5.5-miles of meandering creeks, 2.5 miles of which are already completed, that may be traversed via non-motorized boats"  

NAPLES DAILY NEWS STATES:

"Each residence in Runaway Bay will boast a classical Mediterranean exterior along with upgraded interior, including tumbled marble floors and upgraded kitchen cabinets. Homes situated along The Creek also have a dock option at the time of purchase. The Creek allows for electric boats, kayaks and canoes for Fiddler's Creek homeowners."

It would be fascinating to hear Ron Albeit's comments in light of these representations, wouldn't it?






WTB - Gheenoe or similar small boat.

I am looking for a small boat & electric motor for use in Fiddlers Creek at Runaway Bay. I prefer a Gheenoe, but will consider others meeting these criteria:

--Must be lightweight for portability, and able to be pushed by a trolling motor
--12 - 16 feet long
--FG or aluminum
--Square transom
--Preferred but not required - floatation, rod holders, storage well(s), bimini top
--I do not want/need a trailer.

Thanks. Please call Jim at 518-852-2199 or email jpbpe at yahoo.com


Friday, March 13, 2015

UPDATES ABOUT THE FIDDLERS CREEK LAWSUITS

THE LAWSUITS AGAINST JIM SCHUTT, TONY COE & ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS BLOG
An Update About Updates!

Residents of the Fiddler’s Creek community are keen for an update on the ongoing lawsuits with Jim Schutt, Tony Coe & various Anonymous Bloggers.

Readers will understand that, for legal reasons, we are unable to provide updates at this time.  However, please rest assured that it is our intention to tell the full story on this Blog when we are able to do so.


In our opinion it is very unfortunate that these lawsuits have had the alarming effect of so chilling free speech on this once lively and vibrant forum - such that homeowners apparently no longer feel able to express their opinions and discuss community matters openly with each other.  We hope this unsatisfactory state of affairs is only temporary.  Please stay tuned for news in due course.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For Sale: Bar Stools & Dining Room - UPDATE PRICE REDUCTION!!!

Bar stools - wood frames, fabric seat cushions, woven rattan seat backs. All good condition. 

Dining Room - 6 chairs made by Century Chair Co, Hickory NC, purchased new by us in 1988; 4 arm chairs, 2 side chairs; solid wood frames in black lacquer with fabric seat/back. Chairs are as solid as new with some signs of wear and minor stains. 

Non-matching solid wood table is 40"x72" with a 24" leaf; very heavy and stable.


Bar stools - wood frames, fabric seat cushions, woven rattan seat backs. All good condition.

UPDATE:

​REDUCED to ​$​600​ for 3 pieces.

Dining Room - 6 chairs made by Century Chair Co, Hickory NC, purchased new by us in 1988; 4 arm chairs, 2 side chairs; solid wood frames in black lacquer with fabric seat/back. Chairs are as solid as new with some signs of wear and minor stains. 

Non-matching solid wood table is 40"x72" with a 24" leaf; very heavy and stable.

​REDUCED to  $​600​
0. Please call jim at 518-852-2199 or jpbpe@yahoo.com






Monday, March 09, 2015

For Sale : 1 ladies & 1 men's Trek 7100, 26" bicycles

1 Ladies & 1 Men's Trek 7100 26" Bicycles.  Both bicycles are in as new condition.   Asking $225 for both bicycles.

Call Ken or Geri   239-404-7116




Moving sale

We live in Amador and have a few items for sale.  I will list below.  
Thank you
Darci Bernstein
Trunk Keeper #347
603-305-1263


Everything is less than 2 years old.


Black Entertainment Center $300 retail $699





Thursday, March 05, 2015

Garage space wanted

Looking to rent a garage space for the summer in Fiddlers Creek for a small car. Late May thru October. Call Jay 419 304 6928

Sent from Sandy��

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Persian rugs for sale

I purchased a virtually new  furnished home in Mallards with very high quality hand notted, Afgan carpets. The prior owner, bought the house, furnished it with the highest quality furnishings, then got divorced and never moved in.  The carpets are perfect, pristine, and do not match our decorators vision.  If you are looking for very high quality rugs of this type, you will get an incredible deal.

There are three ,

6' x 4'11"   $ 500

9' x 5'11"     $2000

9'10" x7'10"   $3000

 

If you want a great deal, looking for rugs of this type, and aren't looking for a cheap imitation , and want to save literally thousands ( we had them looked at by a well known naples carpet dealer, and the price would  be  more than  double)

call  Robert  Blank   908-770-3703


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guest Speaker Drew Steele - How the Media Influences Elections

Drew Steele is the host of Daybreak on 92.5 FOX News. Born in Long
Island, New York, Drew moved to Florida in 1986 to finish college at the
University of South Florida with a degree in Business Finance. He has been on
the radio in Southwest Florida for over 24 years. Drew has also had a successful
music career. In 2000 he signed a contract with EMI Music Publishing. He has
worked with artists such as John Rich of country duo Big and Rich, John Michael
Montgomery, Trick Pony, Selena Gomez, Chris Kirkpatrick of Nsync and many
others. Drew has had Billboard Top 20 hits as well as movie soundtracks. Drew
is still writing and producing music today. Throughout his over 24 years in local
radio, Drew watched Southwest Florida grow and change, which piqued his
interest in local and national politics. He has always been, and remains, a strong
conservative voice among his peers. His passion for politics inspired him to
make his mark on political talk radio at 92.5 Fox News. In his spare time, Drew
likes to write and produce music and spend time with his wife, his son and his
Australian Shepherd.
Where: United Church of Marco Island 320 N Barfield
Time: 5:30p - 7:00p
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
RSVP by March 2nd to Bob Rommel,President Caxambas Republican Club
info@marcogop.org or 239 821 2297


Posted by Bob Rommel

Friday, February 20, 2015

PICTURED ITEMS ARE FOR SALE.....

........if interested contact Lisa at lisadoyl20@gmail.com







Saturday, February 14, 2015

Excellent Seats for Pippin

2 GREAT seats available for:
Pippin
Orchestra Center Front G 109&110
$90.00 per ticket
 
 
Great show. Have a Fun Night
 
If interested email me @ dblh401@gmail.com
 
Marcy Haims