Draft Special Meeting Minutes for January 24, 2024
Renaissance Community Development District
A special meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Renaissance Community Development District was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the Premier District Management Office, 3820 Colonial Blvd., Suite 101 in Fort Myers, Florida.
Present and constituting a quorum were:
Doug Dickey – Chair
Linda Stuart – Assistant Secretary
George Pattee – Assistant Secretary
Chris Bezaire – Assistant Secretary
Sam Martin – Vice Chair
Also present were:
Cal Teague – District Manager, Premier District Management (PDM)
Tom Hart – Attorney, Knott-Ebelini-Hart
Asher Knipe – Attorney, Knott-Ebelini-Hart
Melissa Gindling – Assistant District Manager, PDM
The following is a summary of the actions taken at the Renaissance Community Development District (CDD) Board of Supervisors meeting.
FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call
The Renaissance Community Development District special meeting was called to order, and District Manager Cal Teague called the roll. All Board members were present. Also attending were Tom Hart, the Attorney, Asher Knipe, Attorney, and Melissa Gindling, the Assistant District Manager, from PDM.
On MOTION by Supervisor Bezaire, seconded by Chair Dickey, with all in favor, the Board approved Vice Chair Martin’s attendance remotely.
SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Approval of the Agenda
Add Item 6: District Manager Comments.
On MOTION by Chair Dickey, seconded by Supervisor Stuart, with all in favor, the Board approved the Agenda, as amended.
THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items
There were no Audience comments on Agenda items.
FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Discussion of Offer to Mediate by Concert Renaissance
Attorney Asher Knipe reported that he had spoken with an attorney for Concert Golf. They offered early mediation, and would like to attempt resolution of all outstanding items including the lawsuit, easement request and water use permit. Concert attorneys would like to have the mediation in Tampa. Attorney Knipe discussed the procedure and potential cost for mediation, and he stated that, if the mediation results in a settlement agreement, it would be tentative, and acceptance would be contingent on the Board’s approval. He recommended that the Board select one representative from the CDD to attend the mediation, along with him, Attorney Hart and District Manager Teague.
After extended discussion, the Board agreed to the mediation, and asked Attorney Knipe to request Lee County as the location for the mediation. If Concert would not agree to that location, Tampa would be acceptable. The Board also gave authority for Attorney Knipe to choose the mediator and schedule the mediation.
Attorney Hart and Supervisor Pattee left the meeting briefly during the discussion of the mediation and returned to the meeting.
On MOTION by Supervisor Pattee, seconded by Supervisor Bezaire, with all in favor, the Board approved mediation with Concert Golf, giving authority for Attorney Asher Knipe to propose Lee County, Florida as the location for the mediation, and if Concert Golf declines, the Board agrees to meet in Tampa, Florida, giving Attorney Knipe the authority to select a mediator and schedule the mediation.
FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Appointment of Board Representative for Mediation
After discussion, the Board selected Supervisor Pattee as representative of the Board at the mediation.
On MOTION by Chair Dickey, seconded by Supervisor Stuart, with all in favor, the Board authorizes Supervisor George Pattee to act as representative of the CDD at the mediation, to negotiate a global settlement with Concert Golf in respect to any and all disputes with Concert Golf, including, but not limited to, the lawsuit, easement request and water use permit.
SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS District Manager Comments
District Manager Teague provided several updates, including:
District Manager Teague stated that the Lake 10 fountain had been struck by lightning and needed to be replaced. The claim had been submitted to insurance. Two proposals for replacement were submitted, and the Board approved the proposal from Fountain Kings.
On MOTION by Supervisor Bezaire, seconded by Supervisor Pattee, with all in favor, the Board approved Fountain Kings to replace the fountain at Lake 10.
District Manager Teague reported that the I-75 wall and berm cleanup had been completed by Pristine Lakes, and staff had asked the wall contractor to remove this cost from their final bill.
Supervisor Pattee reported that he had spoken with a contractor who was interested in painting the I-75 wall, however, the contractor had not returned an estimate with E-Verify language. Supervisor Pattee will follow up with the contractor, and staff will obtain quotes from other vendors. The Board authorized the wall to be painted.
On MOTION by Chair Dickey, seconded by Supervisor Bezaire, with all in favor, the Board approved the painting of the I-75 wall, not to exceed $7,000.
SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Supervisor Requests/Comments
Supervisor Pattee commented that a colleague had offered the use of their meeting space to the CDD, if it was ever needed in the future.
Supervisor Stuart and Attorney Hart noted that some trespassing issues had been reported in the preserve areas by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Supervisor Stuart wondered if the CDD should post no trespassing signage. The Board authorized staff to meet with the Sheriff’s Office to see what their suggestions were, and install the suggested signage.
On MOTION by Supervisor Stuart, seconded by Supervisor Bezaire, with all in favor, the Board approved installing “No Trespassing” signage in the preserves, upon recommendations from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, not to exceed $3,000.
SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Adjournment
On MOTION by Supervisor Pattee, seconded by Supervisor Stuart, with all in favor, the Board approved adjournment at 2:23 p.m.
The Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for February 12, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.