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US41/951 Construction Traffic Update April 24, 2015
U.S. 41 East and Collier Boulevard Intersection – At the U.S. 41 East and Collier Boulevard intersection expect traffic in each direction to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes for approximately two weeks, weather permitting, as crews continue construction of the U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvement Project. The project limits extend approximately one-quarter mile north on Collier Boulevard, as well as one-quarter mile east and west on U.S. 41 and three miles south on Collier Boulevard to just south of Fiddler’s Creek Parkway. Detour signs are posted to direct pedestrian/bicycle traffic to alternate routes. The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph in this area during the construction project. Beginning the evening of Sunday, May 3, expect southbound traffic on Collier Boulevard to shift between just north of Triangle Boulevard to just south of Eagle Creek Drive. Law enforcement officers will assist with the traffic shift on the evening of May 3. Traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed travel lanes to allow crews to continue progressing with construction of additional travel lanes as they work toward completion of the project. This traffic shift is expected to remain in place for approximately seven months. Drivers are reminded to stay alert and drive with care. Electronic message boards, lighted arrow boards, advance warning signs and barricades are being used to assist travelers. (Note: updates normally come in weekly on Thursdays or Fridays.)

Port News April 2015 just published and inserted ih your April water bill. The Port News is now distributed/mailed with the water bills or you can pick up at the office, or download the latest issues on our web site from the Community page, scroll to the bottom of the page for links. (Posted April 16, 2015)

Manatee Mitigation Presentation Public Hearing - We are planning a presentation by the South Florida Water Management District (Janet Starnes) as well as the Army Corps of Engineers, for residents of Port of the Islands following the CID meeting December 19, 2014, approximately at 12:00 noon. It is a follow-up to their earlier proposal about the "Oxbow" in the Fakahatchee Canal. Since this will be a public hearing on the issue, all interested POI residents are invited to attend.

NEW! Weekly Bible Study Non-Denominational. The sole purpose of this study is to encourage folks to read the bible and understand the will of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for our lives. We will never argue the bible, but will spend all the time necessary to help anyone understand what the bible says about any subject. Bring your bibles and join us. Orchid Cove Club House. Every Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm beginning Dec 4, 2014. Questions contact Don at 394-0111.

NEW ISO RATING FOR FIRE STATION We have a new ISO rating with the new fire station in place...check with your insurance company to see if your rates may be lowered. Download it. (Posted April 6, 2014)

FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE Come celebrate the grand opening of Port of the Islands Station 61...Ochopee Fire District's new fire station! Saturday, April 19, 2014 9am-11am Coffee & donuts will be served too. Sponsored by Ochopee Fire District, Port of the Islands Realty, and all the firefighters who have worked hard to get the station up and running, doing all kinds of handy jobs that saved our district lots of money. (Posted April 2, 2014)

Port of the Islands Manatee Mitigation Presentation - Lots of residents turned out for the presentation last week at the Orchid Cove Clubhouse...it was a very good showing. It was reported the weir will not be moved and the channel by the marinas will not be dredged deeper. The new idea on the table is to put in an "oxbow" just south of the community in the canal. It will be about the length of two football fields and 20 feet deep, as that is where the warmer water is. A geo-technical survey is now being done...you may see them just as you leave the community on the right side of the canal. (Posted 3/1/2014)

YOU ARE INVITED Port of the Islands Manatee Mitigation - Picayune Strand Restoration Project, February 21, 2014 at 12 Noon
Orchid Cove Clubhouse. There will be a presentation after the CID meeting with representatives from South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The initial concept to move the weir on the north side of the canal has been reviewed further and they are now looking at new alternatives. Come hear what they have in mind. Comments and questions will be welcomed. (Posted Feb 12, 2014)

FISHING REPORTS - By Capt. Jim Ponder New on the website! (February 1, 2014)

PORT DIRECTORY...They are printed and ready! Stop by the Port of the Islands real estate office and pick up a copy. (December 30, 2013)

PORT DIRECTORY...If you haven't sent in your Port Directory form and you want to be included, the deadline is September 15, 2013. Get a copy of the Port Directory Form now and send it in. The form can also be found in the Spring 2013 Port News and the Summer 2013 Port News...Posted August 17, 2013

Fire Code Notice ...Please be advised the Ochopee Fire Dept will be making inspections of each building looking for items in walkways that could slow egress from units in case of emergency. Violations will be issued for items found to be in violation of fire code. The violations will be issued to unit owner NOT association. Please remove any items in walkways or stairways as soon as possible....tables, chairs, benches, potted plants, etc. Posted 4/8/2013

IMPORTANT! NEW WATER BILLING & CHANGES PHONE NUMBER is 800-535-6832 X120. DO NOT USE the old number in the Port Directory, it is some sort of $9.99/month Phone Look Up Service and they send you phone texts. Posted 4/4/2013

New Irrigation Water Restrictions In Effect 3/26/2011:
The Port uses groundwater to supplement reclaimed water for irrigation. The new Restrictions apply to everyone at the Port. All irrigation must now be done between midnight and 8am, prohibited from 8am - midnight. Even numbered and Associations with Odd & Even on same water line Thursday and Sundays. Odd numbered Wednesday & Saturday See attached for complete Collier Info. (Posted 3/22/2011)

Port News is now distributed/mailed with the water bills or you can pick up at the office, or download on our web site from the Community page.

Procedure for TURNING OFF WATER at the Backflow Preventer - For residents of the Port who want to turn their water service off while they are away for extended periods of time please follow the following instructions: To extend the service life of the backflow preventer you will turn off the valve after the backflow. This will ensure that the gaskets, o-rings, etc… will remain under pressure and wet while the water is off to your home. In the picture you see that the side of the backflow is marked with the direction of flow. The valve located at the discharge side of the backflow is the proper valve to shut, as shown in the picture. Not all properties are equiped with the Backflow Preventer, it is an on-going project to get them all done.

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Port of the Islands is a direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and 10,000 Islands boating and fishing community in Naples Florida, at the edge of the Everglades just 20 miles south of cosmopolitan downtown 5th Avenue and Naples white sandy beaches. Some of the best fishing in Southwest Florida is just steps from your door. Fish for tarpon, snook, redfish, snapper, pompano, trout, catfish...or head across the street where the fresh water river boasts bass fishing! Watch the manatees play, gators cruise, even the dolphins make their way up the channel. Nature is all around the Port of the Islands community. You'll see eagles soar, egrets, and pelicans. Port of the Islands Realty offers luxury homes, villas, condos, hotel condos, and lots. Boat docks, boat lifts, private pools and spas are just some of the amenities our home owners enjoy.

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