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,.CORY LAKE ISLES CDD Board Members Vacant Seat: Cyril Spiro:.............................................................. cspirocdd@gmail.com Robert Woodards:........................................... bobwoodards@verizon.net Joyce Hepscher:........................................joycecorylakecdd@gmail.com Jorge Castillo...................................................... gcas0499@hotmail.com CDD Management Company Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC. Chuck Adams, District Manager 239.464.7114........................................... adamsc@whhassociates.com CDD Facilities Manager John Hall O: 813.986.1031 C: 813.924.4673.........................clcddfm@gmail.com CDD Office Administrator Wendy Darby O: 813.986.1031 F: 813.986.1056........... clibeachclub@gmail.com Lifestyle Director Lisa Kagan O: 877.221.6919 F: 813.986.1056.............. lkagan@evergreen-lm.com CDD Committee Chairs Landscape/Aquascape/Facilities Committee Richard Carpenter .......................................... rich.carpenter@verizon.net Security Committee AJ Forbes ................................................... ajcorylakesecure@gmail.com Finance Committee Anthony Hawkeye....................................hawkeye.corylake@gmail.com POA Management Company Rory Harding First Service Residential 2870 Scherer Dr. N. #100 | St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (P) 813.986.3200 | (C) 813.390.7582 POA Board Members Greg Nielsen .......................................................................... President Andreas Dettlaff .............................................................. Vice President Don Reich ...............................................................................Treasurer Bob Abajian ............................................................................ Secretary Sam Badawi.............................................................................. Secretary POA Committee Chairs Design Review Committee, Angela Mason Reimer Community Enforcement Committee, John Browne Compliance Committee, Dennis DiGiacomo Revision Committee, Luise Burman **COVER PHOTO SUBMITTED BY RICHARD CARPENTER

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News A CLI RESIDENT IS RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL! Hi, I'm Cyril Spiro, the Chair of the CLI CDD. However, I haven't submitted this article as your CDD Chair but instead it is a public submission by a neighborhood resident. You may have heard that I have officially filed to run for Tampa City Council to represent the Northern part of the city, called District 7, in which we live. Over the last five years as a CLI CDD Supervisor, I endeavored to get continuous input from as many residents as possible so that we could spend our money wisely and improve the community amenities that residents wanted most. As the longest sitting member of our CDD, I have seen an incredible transformation take place in our community. Many years ago, it was a place where residents felt that they had no say on how our $1.8M annual budget was spent. Today, we live in a place where our budget is planned via direct input from resident surveys with an unprecedented response rate of 20% of all households. Planning budgets like this is a depth of citizen involvement in Democracy that has never been demonstrated before. Having seen what we accomplished in CLI, I decided that it was time to run for city council and bring that same type of Responsive Government to Tampa. In addition to Responsive Government, I have advocated for Civil Liberties and Fiscal Responsibility in our community government and you can learn more about my platform principles at www.CyrilSpiro.com. It has been an honor to serve you over the last half-decade and I would be further honored to represent you in city council. I started in CLI with the motto "What Do Residents Want?" and have used that as my compass for governing. I have stayed true to that direction and will continue to do so in our larger district. In conclusion, I am asking for your vote in the upcoming election for city council. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Community

Warm Regards, Cyril

CORY LAKE ISLES INFORMATION

CDD Office Hours Monday ..................................9am – 1pm Tuesday ..................................9am – 5pm Wednesday .............................9am – 1pm Thursday ................................9am – 7pm Friday......................................9am – 5pm Saturday................................. 9am - 5pm Sunday.........................................CLOSED Beach Club Hours Monday – Saturday.................... 9am-9pm Sunday.................................... 12pm-6pm Pool Hours Daily.......................................... 8am-7pm Lap Swim Times .................... 8am-12pm Fitness Center Hours Open 24 hours to residents 18 and older. Cory Lake Isles Website

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BY THE CDD AND POA BOARDS

What is the Difference Between the CDD and the POA? The key difference between the CDD and the POA is that the CDD manages public property such as the streets, pool and beach club and the POA enforces homeowner property covenants such as property maintenance and approval of property renovations".

CDD Board Vacancy

The CDD has a vacancy on its Board of Supervisors and will be accepting resume’s and letters of interest to fill the unexpired term, which is set to expire November 2018. You must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter in Hillsborough County and your fulltime residence must be in Cory Lake Isles. Please email your submission to adamsc@whhassociates.com. Deadline for submission is June 13, 2016.

CDD Online Workshop

June 6-17, 2016

9a-1p Mon/Wed • 9a-9p Tues/Thurs • 9-5p Friday To participate in the online workshop visit corylakescdd.sunshineboard.org Please be a responsible pet owner. Pick up your pet’s waste and make sure your animal is leashed whenever outdoors. Please dispose of your pet’s waste in your OWN trash receptacle and NOT your neighbor’s. KEM Media Group 813-501-4894

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,. Police Emergency............................... 911 Fire/Medical Emergency..................... 911 Police Non Emergency......(813) 231-6130 An independent contractor staffs the gates at Cory Lake Isles. They provide access control at the gates 24/7. They are a valuable resource and can advise on security issues; however, they have no law enforcement authority. Any law enforcement or criminal activity should be directed toward the Tampa Police Department that has jurisdiction for Cory Lake Isles.

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Where Has all the Pride in Homeownership Gone?

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he moment you became a Cory Lake Isles resident is the day you realized that you were living in a resort style community. And I’m sure the word Proud was something in your mind and on your heart. Many residents pulled up to the gates and drove down the streets taking in the lavish, lush tropical landscaping, streets with brick pavers and home after home dressed with grand palm trees. They were impressed with the size and scale of the beautiful lake as well as the tennis and basketball courts, hockey rank, volleyball area, and now resort style pool, renovated beach club and soon additional amenities.

not a place on earth where you can pay less yet get more. Something will always have to give in order to keep up a lavish community. It’s just part of the price we pay in order to live behind those large gates. When residents moved to Cory Lake they knew that part of living in such a resort style community meant that they had a huge responsibility to keep their yards beautiful, as well as the exterior of their homes and have respect for common areas and all the amenities. The sad part, over the past few years, I have watched the daily decline of pride in our community by residents. We all live here, we are all neighbors and

waste because some homeowners do not clean up after their dogs, it’s not just wanting to pay less CDD fees yet wanting to get more, it’s not just the disregard for the amenities by not properly caring for items while using them, it’s not just the lack of pride in the entire Neighborhood, it’s all of those things combined! If we are not protecting and preserving the prestigious, resort style living that attracted us to the Neighborhood in the first place, then we might as well kiss our investment good bye. Most people who make any type of investment want their investment to increase in value. We as residents can protect our investments and we

They were honored and proud to tell friends, coworkers and family that they live in the prestigious Cory Lake Isles. They understood that living in such a beautiful Neighborhood would mean that they had to pay higher CDD fees then other communities. But they understood that was required in order to keep up such a resort style community. There is

we all have a vested interest in our community thriving to protect our investment; our homes! What I believe is that many residents do not understand how the lack of pride is affecting all of us. It’s not just letting your yards decline in appearance or it’s not just walking pass trash on the streets without picking it up, it’s not just the piling up of dog

can preserve our neighborhood by getting back to the basics of pride in homeownership. Especially homeownership in such a beautiful, valuable, resort style community as Cory Lake Isles. I know we are all so busy, life is happening all around us. But if you take the time to turn that brown grass back to green, or pressure wash your home without

receiving a violation letter, if you stop and pick up that piece of trash you see outside, if you see another resident not respecting community property say something to them and remind them that they are in fact destroying our investment, if you walk your dog pick up its’ waste as it’s a direct reflection on our overall community. The sooner residents understand that what we do or do not do to our homes is directly connected to all of us and all of our futures, the sooner residents will get back to having pride in our community. In order to keep the community up and continue to be competitive in the housing market, as one of Tampa Bay’s most sought after neighborhoods, we have to start doing better as neighbors and as a community. My hope is that residents will read these words and it will cause them to go within themselves and ask one question: “what am I doing as a resident to continue to help increase mine and my neighbor’s investment?” If they answer that question with action then the feeling they felt when they first became a Cory Lake Isles resident will be restored and the much needed change will come. I look forward to the day when I can go on a walk through the Neighborhood and see beautiful green grass, with no trash scattered around, no dog waste and smiling neighbors who understand that we are all in this together. Working together in the long run, we all win, by regaining and preserving our resort style living community! Thanking you in advance for your time and dedication to our neighborhood. • MYLITTA BUTLER

Cory Lake residents are able to rent the Beach Club for Private Functions. When this occurs please respect your neighbor and do not enter the Beach Club. There will always be a sign on the door letting you know there is a Private Function. Everything in the Beach Club including office, bathrooms, and water fountains are closed during this time. Please do not open the door or enter and interrupt the functions. Thank you! Page 6 • JUNE 2016

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Book Club 6pm

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July 15 & 29 Dive-In Movies August 7 Back to School Bash

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CDD BOARD INFORMATION SUMMARY OF MOTIONS MINUTES OF MEETING CORY LAKES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT A Regular Meeting of the Cory Lakes Community Development District’s Board of Supervisors was held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., at the Cory Lake Beach Club, 10441 Cory Lake Drive, Tampa, Florida 33647.

,. On MOTION by Dr. Spiro and seconded by Mr. Woodards, with all in favor, the March 17, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes, as amended, and the March 30, 2016 Joint CDD/POA Meeting, April 1, 2016 LAF Committee Meeting, April 4, 2016 Security Committee Meeting and April 4-15, 2016 Sunshine Board Meeting Minutes, as presented, were approved.

,. On MOTION by Mr. Woodards and seconded by Mr. Castillo, with all in favor, authorization for the purchase of two decibel readers, to conduct a noise study to determine the impacts of the playground on adjacent property owners, contingent upon exhausting a potential opportunity of a free noise study, in a not-to-exceed amount of $750, was approved.

,. On MOTION by Ms. Hepscher and seconded by Mr. Castillo, with all in favor, authorization for Valeria Romas to design, build and install holiday decorations for the 2016 holiday season, as recommended by the LAF Committee, in a not-to-exceed amount of $12,760, was approved.

,. On MOTION by Dr. Spiro and seconded by Mr. Woodards, with all in favor, authorization for Dash of Salt N Pepper, to operate the cafe, was approved.

,. On MOTION by Mr. Castillo and seconded by Ms. Hepscher, with all in favor, establishment of a new Pool Party Policy, to be applicable when Hillsborough County Public Schools are not in session, limiting the number of attendees to 40, requiring a $100 refundable deposit, offering up to three three-hour time slots, per day, and requiring that the pool remain open to other guests, was approved.

,. On MOTION by Mr. Woodards and seconded by Dr. Spiro, with all in favor, authorization to proceed with installation of a sand volleyball court, without lighting, behind the hockey rink, in a not-to-exceed amount of $18,000, was approved. KEM Media Group 813-501-4894

News MINUTES OF FINANCE COMITTEE CORY LAKES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

The Finance Committee Meeting of the Cory Lakes Community Development District was held on April 15, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at the Beach Club, 10441 Cory Lakes Drive, Tampa, Florida.

MEMBERS PRESENT WERE: Anthony Hawkeye, Chair Dr. Cyril Spiro, Secretary Andreas Detlaff, Member FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS - Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 12:15 pm and attendance was taken. SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS – Review of March Finance Committee Minutes A review of the March minutes was held affirming that the CDD Board consented to some items contained therein. THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS – 2016 Capital Budget A review of the 2016 Capital Budget shows the following savings: • $50K original Capital Budget • $25K savings in Field Manager role • $50K savings reduction in Events • $20K savings in Office Administrator role Total Savings: $145K FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS – 2016 Capital Expenses A review of 2016 Capital Expenses that have already been spent shows: • $25K Storage Area • $ 6K Club house sign • $35K 2 signs at entrance • $10K Holiday Lights • $17K Resurfacing courts Total Expenses: $93K FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS – 2016 Future Capital Expenses Items that have been discussed to be spent in 2016 include: • $17K Volley Ball Court • $12K Volley Ball Light • $12K Capri Isle Sidewalk • $10K per Fountain (Capri, Cross Creek) • $35K Clean sidewalks in front of homes • $50K Replace and maintain trees in front of homes • $ 5K Soccer Goals The Finance Committee Recommends to the CDD Board that it approves: • $17K Volley Ball Court • $12K Capri Isle Sidewalk • $ 5K Soccer Goal Total Cost: $34K leaving $11K in the Capital Budget SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS – Private Landscape Maintenance Program The Finance Committee discussed the notion that LMP could be hired to maintain the private landscape of homes within the CDD fees. The Committee asks that the field manager meets with committee members to explore this option so that it can be assessed with LMP. SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS – Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

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,.CORY LAKE ISLES The Landscape/Aquascape/Facilities Committee Meeting

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was held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:32 a.m. at the Beach Club

ich Carpenter, LAF chair, reported that the CDD Board at its most recent meeting approved the hiring of Valerie Romas for the holiday decorations. Rich asked Linda Foster and Mylitta Butler to get a contract from her asap in order to have it signed.

The committee also voted to recommend that the following capital improvements be budgeted for 2017: $45,000 for Cross Creek landscape improvements; $80,000 to re-sand the brick roadways; $8,000 for additional basketball court lighting; $10,000 for holiday decorations; $60,000 for awnings

help the CDD, and that they had helped in many and various ways. The members dismissed the Board chair’s comments as coming from an individual who had a hard time accepting criticism. All members affirmed their interest in making the community the best that it could be. The committee voted to recommend to the Board that weed killer be applied to the common area sodded areas in an effort to kill the weeds (for instance the area at the front right of the Beach Club), and that proper irrigation be used to improve the looks and greening of the sod and rid the sod of the brown patches.

waiting for nursery stock to become available. 4. John is to work with LMP on the use of weed killer on Bahia grasses in common areas to get rid of the weeds. 5. The Board approved hiring of Dash of Salt’nPepper to operate a food service cafe at the Beach Club. 6. The Board agreed that Republic Services who collects homeowners’ trash, should continue testing for oil clean-up on brick roadways, as so far there is no satisfactory resolution. 7. The Board decided against taking over the maintenance of palm street trees in the easements at the front of residents’ property as

Colorful annuals are planted at both entrances and at several intersections within the community.

The committee then went line by line through the operating budget in order to finalize the LAF budget requests for the 2017 CDD budget. The committee voted unanimously to request the following increases to the following line items in the budget: $30,000 to field manager for the hiring of an assistant; $60,000 to office administrator for the hiring of two assistants; $3,000 to seasonal decorations; $9,000 to mulch; $6,000 to annuals and seasonal plant installation; $10,000 to sod replacement; $6,000 to well maintenance; $10,000 to cleaning; $45,000 to paver repairs. The line item listed as street cleaning is being requested to be changed to “street/sidewalk/gutter cleaning with an increase of $148,500. The line item for storage at $1,500 is requested to be deleted. Page 10 • JUNE 2016

for the back of the Beach Club; $25,000 for furniture for the back of the Beach Club; $5,000 for soccer goals; $18,000 for beach furniture and picnic tables; and $250,000 for sealing brick roadways. Rich showed comments made by the Board chair on the Sunshine Board regarding committees, and read, in particular, the comment: “...I see no reason for the CDD to support committees who support individuals who are unwilling to work with the CDD in a positive and constructive way.” Rich asked the rhetorical question whether there were any members on LAF who were unwilling to work with the CDD or who had in the past been unwilling to work with the CDD. He commented that he was of the opinion that all of the LAF members were there only to

The pool area has a new look with umbrellas, throw pillows and cushions in teal and yellow colors.

Rich reported on his notes from the Board of Supervisors meeting held on April 21st as follows: 1. The Board hired Wendy Darby to fill the office administrator position vacated by Carrie. 2. The Board voted to install a volleyball court behind the tennis court near the skate park. 3. The missing Canna Lillies along the Cross Creek entrance will be replanted, however, LMP is

requested by the POA because the CDD cannot use public monies for homeowners’ private property. If you have comments or suggestions for the LAF committee, please e-mail them to: rich. carpenter@verizon.net. And if you’re looking to help us by being on the committee, please join us at 10:30 on the last Friday of the month at the Beach Club. Rich Carpenter Chairman KEM Media Group 813-501-4894


Consider becoming part of the Neighborhood Watch. All you need is a phone, and an observant eye.

What is it?

Neighborhood Watch is a group of volunteer citizens coming together in a community, communicating with each other and the police to reduce crime in the area in which they live. We are the citizens behind the “eyes and ears” of the police.

How does it work?

Neighbors watching out for neighbors. Police officers on patrol don’t always know who lives or belongs in a particular neighborhood. Neighbors who live in the area can help the police by calling when they observe suspicious or criminal activity. They can also assist their fellow neighbors by calling and alerting them too. The key to a successful program is COMMUNICATION and COOPERATION between citizens and police!

How do I become involved?

If you are interested in learning more, and possibly volunteering, please email Sheryl Springer: groovekitty99@hotmail.com

CORY LAKES CDD April 21, 2016

Board of Supervisors Staff Directives Facilities Manager • Engage Welch Tennis and LMP for construction of sand volleyball courts, without lighting, behind the hockey rink. • Order and install a couple of dog poop stations. • Work with the Office Manager to secure magnetic name tags to be worn daily by staff. Office Manager • Send the CDD Board vacancy notice in May Islander in the community email blast in early May. • Work with the Facilities Manager to secure magnetic name tags to be worn daily by staff. District Engineer • Review and report on alternative approach to sodding over “under drain”, outside of limits of tennis court landscaping. Provide prior to May 1 for discussion during next Sunshine Board. • Prepare a site plan of the proposed sidewalk connection for Capri Isles with costs for next Sunshine Board. District Manager • Coordinate initial presentation from “all inclusive” security provider with Chair, Security Committee Chair and on site staff. • Send and post Stage 1 and 2 budget surveys, on website. • Work with Office Manager to implement group Pool Usage Policy and revised reservation form. • Communicate the change in Rover manning the Morris Bridge entry gate to seven days a week. • Coordinate ordering and installation of “No Trespassing By Unauthorized Members” signs at five lake locations. KEM Media Group 813-501-4894

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BY AJ FORBES, CHAIR SECURITY COMMITTEE ajcorylakesecure@gmail.com The Security Committee met on May 2nd

Meets monthly, 1st Monday @ 7:00 pm

All Cory Lake Isles Residents are Welcome to Attend! Call 911 for suspicious or criminal activities. Call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130 for non-emergencies.

• Tampa Police: Not sure when to call Tampa Police! Read a full article on our CDD website – http://www.corylakescdd. net/documents.php. • Auto Burglary Safety: Lock your doors; Place visible items such as purses, packages and letters in your vehicle’s trunk; Turn on your auto alarm. • Delivery Trucks: Please encourage all delivery trucks coming to your homes that are over 20 feet long to ONLY use the Morris Bridge Gate Entrance. • Morris Bridge Virtual Gate Security: Please call the Cross Creek Gate at 813-986-8400 to report problems. • Going On Vacation? Add your Tampa Police Vacation Watch program to your travel checklist! This free service allows City of Tampa residents to give officers a heads up that their homes will be unoccupied for an extended period of time. Submit a Vacation Watch Form to! http://www.tampagov.net/ police/program/neighborhood-watch#sthash.uWdcoPec.dpuf • Home Safety: Not using your Garage, please close the Garage Door. • Neighborhood Watch (NW): Interested in joining your community NW and to continue making our community safe. Please contact your NW coordinator, Sheryl Springer at groovekitty99@hotmail.com • School/Pedestrian Safety: Thanks for yielding for school buses. Please do not park vehicles in your driveway so it blocks the path for pedestrians to use the sidewalk. For your children’s safety, we recommend playing at the parks or common areas, instead of on the streets. • Vehicle Safety: Please do not ride motorized motorcycles on sidewalk. No Texting While Driving. 25 MPH Speed Limit throughout our community.

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n a recent Saturday morning, Joyce and Gary Gunter joined their fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of New Tampa and Feeding Tampa Bay at the University Area Community Center in what is known as “Suitcase City”. They distributed food to people in need representing families totaling 800 people. The meat, bread, fruits and vegetables they gave out will make over 8000 meals. “This is our passion – helping people in need,” said Gary. “We love greeting people and seeing their smiling faces and we enjoy experiencing their appreciation for receiving the good food they need so much.” During the work week, Joyce and Gary operate Gunter and Gunter Insurance, located at 28969 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel. They specialize in home and auto insurance,

although they sell all types of insurance, including business and life insurance. Their professional team has over 80 years of combined experience.

“Whenever anyone asks for an insurance quote from our team, we make a donation to one of several charities,” said Gary. “We have donated

“I am very proud that when you Google Gunter and Gunter Insurance, you’ll find our websites which include dozens and dozens of great reviews from our wonderful customers,” said Gary. What is the secret of the Gunter’s success? “Our team is here each and every day for one reason only – to take great care of our customers,” exclaimed Joyce. “They deserve our best effort, and our team delivers that to the absolute best of their abilities.” The Gunter’s take their charity work very seriously.

thousands of dollars each year that we have been in business.” They also love to get out and work at charity events, and you can see them often serving communities all over Central Florida. Their favorite organization is Rotary, the world’s oldest and largest service organization. They are both proud members of the Rotary Club of New Tampa. Gary recently served as District Governor over the 41 Rotary Clubs in Hillsborough, Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Joyce is in line to serve as District Governor next year.

“We are proud to lead a Rotary District full of fine people who raise and spend over $1 million each year to help people in our local area. These great Rotarians also donate over 20,000 charity work hours annually,” Gary said. If you need help with auto, home, motorcycle, boat, RV, business or life insurance, you can contact the Gunter and Gunter Insurance team from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday, or 9 to 5 on Friday at 813 – 994 – 3900, or visit their website at www.InsureThePeople.com.•

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