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Port News November 2015 just published and inserted in your September 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.

Donna Fiala Petition for Re-Election 2016. Download and bring by the office or mail it to 24998 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples FL 34114. They must be originals and you must be a registered voter in our district. This is the term Commissioner Fiala will be seeking, she has lots to do to finish up the job she started...let's be sure she stays!

Manatee Oxbow Project See an Aerial View of the Manatee Project compliments of one of our neighbors, Peter Babb! Thank you Peter!

US 41 Mosquito Canal to SR 29 Update November 13, 2015
US 41 Mosquito Canal to SR 29: Construction project: Crews begin a resurfacing project this week from east of the Mosquito Canal to SR 29. This project also includes shoulder widening and guardrail replacements. Work begins with installation of construction signs and silt fence for erosion control. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures through the duration of the project. Motorists should expect lane closures between SR 29 and Port of the Islands to take place during daytime hours at various bridge locations for new Thrie-Beam installations. Drivers should expect possible delays and use caution while crews work in the roadway. Estimated completion is spring 2016. The contractor is General Asphalt Company, Inc.

US 41 (Tamiami Trail East) from SR 951 to Greenway Road Update November 13, 2015
Construction project: Crews continue work to expand two-lane US 41 to six lanes from SR 951 to Joseph Lane and to four lanes from Joseph Lane to Greenway Road. A 30-foot median will separate northbound and southbound travel lanes. The project also includes a 10-foot multi-use pathway along southbound travel lanes and a six-foot sidewalk parallel to northbound lanes. Median openings spaced throughout the project allow for left turns and U-turns. Crews also are replacing the traffic signal at Manatee Road. Vehicles will now use the new roadway from Naples Reserve Boulevard to Greenway Road. Motorists exiting driveways and side streets in this area should use caution, as traffic is now closer to the south side of the corridor. Motorists should expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday for crews to widen the lanes. Vehicles use the new roadway from east of CR 951 to Naples Reserve Boulevard. The bus stops shift to allow the contractor to build the new roadway. Motorists exiting driveways and side streets in this area should use caution, as traffic is now closer to the south side of the corridor. Crews are currently relocating utilities, constructing culverts, installing underground storm drainage, and completing earthwork. Drivers should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the roadway. The contractor expects to complete work in fall 2016. The design/build team is Wantman Group Inc./Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. (Note: updates normally come in on Thursdays or Fridays.)

IT'S FINISHED! US41/951 Intersection Construction Traffic Update, November 25 2015
A brief ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the U.S. 41 & S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvement Project and S.R. 951 Resurfacing Project (from south of Fiddler’s Creek Parkway to south of U.S. 41) at 10 a. m. on Friday, Dec. 4. A tent for the ceremony will be set up on the northwest corner of U.S. 41/Collier Boulevard (next to SunTrust Bank, 12737 Tamiami Trail E.). A diagram of the location is included at the end of this news release. Parking will be available in the parking lot of the adjacent Freedom Square shopping center and shuttle service to the tent site will be available. All are welcome to attend. Speakers include Commission Chairman Tim Nance, District 5; Commission Vice Chair Donna Fiala, District 1; Commissioner Penny Taylor, District 4; Growth Management Department Head David Wilkison; and Transportation Engineering Division Director Jay Ahmad. County Manager Leo Ochs will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and the Nicaea Academy Choir will perform patriotic songs. The projects were part of a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reimbursing the county for approximately $14 million of the approximately $20 million construction cost. Both projects were completed within the contract time and under budget. The U.S. 41 & S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvement Project realigned the intersection to improve a skew that was a safety concern. The project also added bike lanes; sidewalk; and a 10-foot shared use pathway on the east side of Collier Boulevard that connects to other FDOT improvements on U.S. 41. In addition, the project constructed Collier Area Transit bus stop enhancements both on north and southbound Collier Boulevard at Triangle Boulevard and eastbound and westbound on U.S. 41. The S.R. 951 Resurfacing Project (from south of Fiddler’s Creek Parkway to south of U.S. 41) milled and resurfaced the existing four-lane roadway; widened and paved the roadway shoulders; added designated bike lanes with pavement markings and signs; upgraded traffic signals at the East Naples Fire Station and at the Manatee Road intersection to mast arms and placed a signalized pedestrian crossing at the Manatee Road intersection. Plus, Collier Area Transit bus stop enhancements were added both northbound and southbound at Manatee Road. In addition, signs and pavement markings were upgraded and access management improvements were made. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-252-8380 as soon as possible. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual. For more information, contact Community Liaison Connie Deane at 239-252-8365 or conniedeane@colliergov.net.

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)

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

2014-2015 PORT DIRECTORY...They are printed and ready! Stop by the Port of the Islands real estate office and pick up a copy.

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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