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.
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.