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MEETINGS THIS MONTH CDD Board Meeting December 20th @ 6pm ______________ Neighborhood Watch December 3rd @ 7pm ______________ Spirit Committee December 14th @ 12pm ______________ LAF Committee December 13th @ 4:30 pm ______________ DRC December 10th & TBA @ 6pm

Meeting times may change! Please visit the official website for CDD & POA meeting notices at

CORY LAKE ISLES CDD Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday............................................................. 9am - 9pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday..................................... 9am - 5pm Sunday......................................................................................CLOSED Beach Club Hours Monday – Saturday............................................................... 9am - 9pm Sunday................................................................................ 12pm - 9pm Pool Hours ......................................................................................... 8am - 5:00pm Fitness Center Hours Open 24 hours to residents 18 and older. Official Cory Lakes CDD Website: Envera Customer Service.........................(877) 936-8372 Morris Bridge Gatehouse ........................(813) 986-0030 Cross Creek Gatehouse............................(813) 907-8400 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.

POINTS OF CONTACT CDD Board Members Jorge Castillo, Chairman Sudhir (Sid) Shah, Vice Chairman Robert Woodards, Assistant Secretary David Burman, Assistant Secretary Sheila Haque, Assistant Secretary CDD Management Company Wrathell, Hunt & Associates, LLC. Chuck Adams, District Manager 239.464.7114 CDD Facilities Manager John Hall C: 813.924.4673 CDD Office Administrator Wendy Darby O: 813.986.1031 F: 813.986.1056 Events, Graphics and Community Relations Administrant Amanda Schewe O: 813.986.1031 F: 813.986.1056 CDD Committee Chairs Landscape/Aquascape/ Facilities Committee Stephanie Squires Page 2 • DECEMBER 2018

Spirit Committee Sabrina Bauld Security Committee AJ Forbes POA Management Company Wise Property Management Cody Glass 1850 N. Dale Mabry Highway Lutz, FL 33548 813-986-3200 POA Board Members Kevin HIckling, President Dr. Anoop Reddy, Vice President Jimmy Taylor, Secretary Roya Monfared, Treasurer Dr. Amrit Patel, Board Member POA Committee Chairs Design Review Committee Tony LaColla Covenant Enforcement Committee John Browne Compliance Committee Dennis DiGiacomo KEM MEDIA GROUP 813-501-4894

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CORY LAKE ISLES CDD BOARD INFORMATION MINUTES OF MEETING CORY LAKES CDD A Public Hearing and a Regular Meeting of the Cory Lakes Community Development District’s Board of Supervisors was held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the Cory Lake Beach Club, 10441 Cory Lake Drive, Tampa, Florida 33647.


On MOTION by Mr. Shah and seconded by Ms. Haque, with all in favor, to obtain two additional bids to install two fountains in Capri Isle, in a not-to-exceed amount of $27,125, was approved On MOTION by Mr. Burman and seconded by Mr. Shah, with all in favor, the September 13, 2018 Board of Supervisors Summary of Motions, Staff Directives, and Regular Meeting Minutes, as amended, the October 1, 2018 Security Committee Meeting, the September 14, 2018 Spirit Committee Meeting, and the October 2, 2018 to October 16, 2018 Sunshine Board Online Workshop, as presented, were approved On MOTION by Mr. Castillo and seconded by Mr. Woodards, with all in favor, consenting to a 48-month lease with Life Fitness for approved gym equipment and layout in a not-to-exceed amount of $1,308, with a contingency that Staff will obtain additional proposals with a lesser interest rate than 7.29%, was approved

Pain Relief • Herniated Disc Headaches • Auto Accidents Sports & Injury Rehab Dietary Testing Nutritional Counseling


• Mr. Hall to perform weekly or bi-weekly walkthroughs around the community with Mr. Mahar of Yellowstone.

Thursday, December 20th @ 6pm – CDD Board Meeting

• Staff to invite an Allied Security representative to the next meeting to discuss current guard issues.

December 4th – December 18th – CDD Online Workshop

• Mr. Hall to remind LakeMasters that a pond behind a resident’s home in Bahama Isle is littered with waste and overgrown vegetation and needs to be cleaned.

January 2nd – January 15th 2019 – CDD Online Workshop

• Mr. Hall to have the Isle signs and monuments repainted.

The workshops will run daily, with 24-hour access, starting at 9am, for the specific dates listed above) until 9pm on the last day for the workshop dates listed. A computer is available during workshop hours for the public to participate at the Cory Lake Isles Guard House (CROSS CREEK) To participate in the online workshop visit corylakescdd.

• Mr. Hall to ask the County to install signs on each side of Morris Bridge to alert motorists that the Cory Lakes entrance is approaching.


• Administrative Staff to circulate an e-blast to residents regarding the CDD’s Drone Policy.


Thursday, January 17th 2019 @ 6pm – CDD Board Meeting


• Staff to acquire two additional proposals from contractors to install the fountains in Capri Isle. • Mr. Adams to increase the Security Committee budget by $5,000 to hire more State Troopers. • Staff to obtain one or two additional gym equipment proposals to get a better interest rate than the current one at 7.29%.


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The CDD Security companies, Envera Next Generation Security and Allied Universal Security, work in conjunction with one another to provide gate access, roving patrol and video surveillance of gates and amenities. Our uniformed Security Officers (SO) at the gate play a vital role as the ‘eyes and ears’ of each and every single vehicle that enters the community; we expect a courteous smile, hand wave or nod to vehicles entering the community through both gates (resident and visitor) and we expect them to follow their company Post Orders as well as tailored procedures specifically for our community. Keep in mind three ways you can update your Envera security profile: your unique login, password & PIN to access this user-friendly portal via desktop, laptop or mobile app (available for Apple and Android products). Contact the Beach

Club if you do not have your login information.

Envera customer service-1-877-936-8372 Customer service is available 24-hours to accomplish a variety of requests-updating profile information, adding guests to visitors lists, changing passwords). Add this number to your contacts for easy reference.

Beach Club office staff-813-986-1031 We can add guests to visitors list, update phone and email address changes.

ADDRESSING PROBLEMS Below are the top 3 consistent issues; how to avoid and how to correct:

Problem: Long line at the •Visitor Lane Solution: 1) Ensure your primary phone number is up to date; 2) add your guest to your visitor log prior to arrival, reduces 50% of the interaction time by eliminating the need for gate authorization with a phone call; and 3) visitor has proper state issued identification readily available.

Not presenting proper •stateProblem: issued identification Solution: Have identification ready! It’s nearly impossible for SO’s to remember over 940+ resident profiles! Identification is vital for address verification, correct name spelling and deny entry individuals.

Contractors/Vendors •notProblem: allowed entry at certain times

Solution: Per the Post Orders set forth in CDD policy-REMEMBER these authorized work hours and schedule accordingly: Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat & Sun, 9am-7pm. Holidays, 9am-7pm. ALL work vehicles must leave by 8pm everyday. (For emergencies, i.e. plumber, a/c, internet/phone; contact the gate house and let them know of the emergency so they can properly notate in their report log)

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December Plantings & Lawn Maintenance

Plan to beautify your landscape with these tips for what to plant in DECEMER and lawn maintenance measures! Excerpts are taken from http://edis.ifas.ufl. edu courtesy of University of Florida IFAS Extension.

What to Plant Annuals/Bedding plants: To add color to the winter garden, plant masses of petunia, pansy, and snapdragon. Bulbs: Amaryllis is a popular plant for the holiday season. It can be forced to bloom now or planted outdoors for spring blooms. Herbs: Plant herbs that thrive in cool weather. Some examples include parsley, thyme, sage, dill, fennel, and cilantro.

What to Do

Poinsettias: Enjoy one of the most popular indoor holiday plants. Protect it from cold until spring, and then plant it in the garden for next year. Cold protection: Prepare now to protect tender plants should cold weather threaten. Lawn disease: Continue to watch for brown patch and large patch, fungal diseases that cause areas of grass to turn brown. Since treatment is difficult, prevention with proper cultural practices is key. These diseases become active when the soil temperature, measured 2–4 in. deep, is between 65°F and 75°F and go dormant when the weather warms in May. Soil test: Consider performing a soil test if plants do not perform as desired or if new plantings are planned. Irrigation: Turn off systems and water only if needed. Plants need less supplemental watering in cooler weather.

What to Do Every Month Adjust irrigation based on rainfall. Prune off dead blooms and seeds to encourage new flowers. Monitor for insects and disease.

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most prevalent of these restrictions is the one colloquially known as the "line of sight rule," which mandates that drone operators keep the unmanned aircraft within eye shot at all times.

Local Tampa Police Department Information: District II 9330 N. 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612, Ph: (813) 931-6500 FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Police Non Emergency: 813-231-6130 Code Enforcement: 813-274-5545 Animal Control: 813-744-5660 (domestic cat/dog ONLY) Crisis Center: 2-1-1

Recreational vs. Commercial Drone Regulations On October 5, 2018, the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF). The Act establishes new conditions for recreational use of drones and immediately repeals the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. • Fly for hobby or recreation only • Register your model aircraft • Fly within visual line-of-sight • Follow community-based safety guidelines and fly within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization • Fly a drone under 55 lbs. unless certified by a community-based organization • Never fly near other aircraft • Never fly near emergency response efforts One of the biggest hurdles to mass adoption of drones is the numerous regulations that restrict what drone owners and operators can do. The

Drone Laws in Florida (2018) SB 766 // 2015 This law prohibits the use of a drone to capture an image of privately owned property or the owner, tenant, or occupant of such property without consent if a reasonable expectation of privacy exists. Notify your Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Sheryl Springer: sheryl@ if you are interested in keeping on top of safety and security happenings in the community, please email Sheryl to be added to the Neighborhood Watch Distribution List. This is your way of knowing about issues, notifying your team if you have an alert to pass along, or want to attend. Email: Facebook: @CoryLakeIslesNW Twitter: @CLI_NW Security Newsletter:

Cory Lake Neighborhood Watch Team Receives District II Award!

At the annual TPD Chief ’s Appreciation

dinner on Nov 8th, your Cory Lake Isles Neighborhood Watch team received the District II award for Outstanding Neighborhood Watch. District II encompasses 50 square miles and over 130,000 Tampa residents. Some of the points of interest in District Two are; Busch Gardens, the University of South Florida, and the Tampa Palms and Cross Creek area frequently referred to as "New Tampa." This award recognizes achievement and effort put forward by Neighborhood Watch Teams. The goal is to strengthen the bond between neighborhoods and the police, and to promote awareness and safety “mindfulness” to the residents. Your Neighborhood Watch Team is comprised of over 60 Cory Lake Isles residents who help to “observe and report” in the community. If something appears out of place, they notify each other, the Security Team, and if necessary, the Tampa Police. The team strongly promotes police presence in the community, inviting them to our monthly Page 6 • DECEMBER 2018

meetings, our festivals, and hiring extra officers during times when they may be needed, such as New Year’s Eve, and the beginning of the school year. The team needs more volunteers; we have strong representation in some areas of the community, but not all. There are no mandatory meetings, but we do ask that you practice “observe and report” during your daily activities in the community. Please follow the team on Twitter. Important information is passed along via this venue, it’s an excellent way to find out if there’s anything urgent happening in the community. The team also has a Facebook page, and you can reach the NHW co-coordinator, Sheryl Springer at Twitter: @cli_nw Facebook: CoryLakeIslesNW/ Sheryl Springer Cory Lake Isles Neighborhood Watch Coordinator KEM MEDIA GROUP 813-501-4894

CORY LAKES CDD & THE SUNSHINE LAW The Sunshine Law The Florida Sunshine Law, established in 1995, is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of government bodies in Florida. Public records include all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law to ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU Since the Cory Lakes Community Development District (CDD) is a governmental agency, it is governed by the Sunshine Law and subject to public requests. All residents that register with the Cory Lake Isles’ CDD is asked to provide an email address to 1) use for official

CDD communication regarding community events, notifications and reminders, 2) establish initial resident profile with Envera Next Generation Security. If there is ever an official public records request for homeowners information, including email addresses, an email address can be subject to such request. If you wish to remove your email address from our records, please contact the CDD office. Please note: If you do not have a registered e-mail address on file, you will no longer receive community e-mails. The e-mail address you have on file with MyEnvera is NOT subject to a public records request. If you wish to change the e-mail you have on file with MyEnvera, simply log-in to your account and update your information. Please contact the Beach Club for any questions regarding your email address.

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Having a Party at your home this holiday season? Call the Beach Club! If you are having a party and expect a large amount of guests, call the CDD office and request a temporary ‘Admit All’ for specific time and day perimeters. Security will still process guests (must show i.d. for reporting procedures) but not have to call the resident for access authorization for each guest. The Beach Club will be closed on the following dates: • December – 24th, 25th & 31st • January - 1st The CDD Office will be closed on the following dates: • December – 24th and 25th, 31st • January – 1st

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was heartbroken by the events that happened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On October 27, 2018, 11 people were murdered when an antiSemite opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Though every violent crime strikes at the heart of a community, there are some crimes that strike at the soul of a country. This is one of those crimes. This disturbing attack of anti-Semitic terror is the deadliest on the Jewish community in United States. In our own time, attacks like this make the names of cities take on a different meaning. Today, you cannot think of Mims, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; Philadelphia, Mississippi; and Birmingham, Alabama without thinking about the tragedies that happened there over 50 years ago. Today, you cannot cite Charlottesville without thinking of Heather Heyer, who was murdered there. And you cannot think of Pittsburgh without thinking of the 11 Jewish victims. These victims died because of their faith and who they were. So let us remember their names. There was Joyce Fienberg, a 75 year old research assistant, mother of two and widow. There was 65 year old Richard Gottfried, a Dentist who volunteered with his Catholic wife at the Catholic Charities’ dental clinic. There was Rose Mallinger, a 97 year old congregant who attended Tree of Life for decades. There was Jerry Rabinowitz, a 66 year old married man and physician. There were Cecil Rosenthal and David Rosenthal, two brothers,

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ages 59 and 54, who both had developmental disabilities and lived in a group home together. There was the couple Bernice Simon and Sylvan Simon, ages 84 and 86 and Daniel Stein, a 71 year old man and Grandfather. There was Melvin Wax, an 88 year old retired accountant and Irving Younger, a 69 year old Grandfather and retired realtor. I am reminded of how journalist Daniel Pearl, before he was murdered in Pakistan in 2002, made it a point to say that he was Jewish, like his mother and father before him. What happened in Pittsburgh touches this narrative. Now, right here in the United States, 11 lives have been taken. Join me in saying “not in my community, not in my country” and saying no to bigotry of all kinds. Bigotry violates our faith, our highest American aspirations and the makeup and values of the culturally diverse Cory Lake community. Let us stand together based on the many things that unite us, not the few items that may divide us. Days after this tragedy, I joined local leaders in a Memorial at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. We came together as Americans to mourn this loss and stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters - that’s the American Way. So let us remember, now in the time when many celebrate cherished holidays, the names of those who lost their lives in Pittsburgh. While we gather for Christmas, Hanukkah and numerous festivities, these families mourn. Let us honor their memories. And let us say: not in our community, not in our country.

Holiday Boat Parade & Celebration Saturday, December 1st Watch the parade from your backyard or from the Beach Club when the decorated boats dock. Enjoy light refreshments, train rides on the Polar Express for kids, Santa will be here for photo opportunities, on-site DJ playing holiday classic and dance music and a Cash Bar!

Thank you for your participation in our monthly events! If you want to volunteer for upcoming events or if you have a business and would like to SPONSOR an event, please stop by the Beach Club and speak with Amanda Schewe. You can also email her directly at clievents@

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Cookies with Santa & Puppet Show Sunday, December 9th Children of all ages can come to the Beach Club to enjoy a puppet show from Bits N Pieces Puppet World Playhouse titled ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. After the show, Santa will make an appearance to read a story and take pictures. Everyone will receive cookies to decorate and eat! This event is limited and resident’s will need to stop by the CDD Office to register for tickets. Food & Wine Pairing Saturday, February 2nd Join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with friends and neighbors. Enjoy 5 different wines and a 4 course meal including dessert. Must be 21+ to attend. More details coming soon! KEM MEDIA GROUP 813-501-4894

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Property Owners Association Board of Directors

October Inspections Number of Inspections ....................789 Number of ‘No infractions noticed’.683 Number of ‘Infractions’....................106

Top 5 Infractions Driveway – Weeds in pavers...............13 Landscaping – Weeds.........................13 Lawns – Cut.........................................8 Landscaping – Mulch...........................7 Mailbox – Paint Condition..................6 ___________________________ The POA has been sending e-mail notifications of inspection results including notifications of ‘no infractions noticed’ are sent if a homeowner has provided an e-mail address to the association. Welcome to Wise Property Management our new property management company! The Property Manager can be contacted at PM@ POA Official Website: Thank you for allowing usto serve you. Property Owners Association Board of Directors

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Lake Reminders

The beautiful weather during the past few weeks has brought many residents outside to enjoy our serene lake. The lake polices that are in place are designed to ensure everyone can enjoy the lake and have a safe experience. All areas of the lake are “No Wake” except for the area inside the buoys on the ski lake. Remember to be courteous to those using the ski lake by traveling in a counter-clockwise direction and refrain from creating wakes interfering with any watercraft pulling a skier, wake border, tube or other towable. To help preserve our fish population, Cory Lake is a “catch and release” lake only. All vessels must be registered with the POA prior to entering the lake and must have their issued (CL Number) registration displayed. To see a full list of the Community Lake and Shoreline Policies please visit under documents – District Rules and Regulations.

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