Cory Lake Isles Magazine MEETINGS THIS MONTH
CDD Board Meeting February 21 @ 6pm ______________ Security Committee February 4 @ 7pm ______________ Spirit Committee February 15 @ 10am ______________ LAF Committee February 12 @ 4:30pm
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 – Sunday................................................................. 9am - 9pm Pool Hours.............................................................. 8am – 5:30pm Fitness Center Hours Open 24 hours to residents 18 and older. Official Cory Lakes CDD Website: www.corylakescdd.net 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Sudhir (Sid) Shah, Vice Chairman email@example.com Robert Woodards, Assistant Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org David Burman, Assistant Secretary email@example.com Sheila Haque, Assistant Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org CDD Management Company Wrathell, Hunt & Associates, LLC. Chuck Adams, District Manager 239.464.7114 email@example.com CDD Facilities Manager John Hall C: 813.924.4673 firstname.lastname@example.org CDD Office Administrator Wendy Darby O: 813.986.1031 F: 813.986.1056 email@example.com Events, Graphics and Community Relations Administrant Amanda Schewe O: 813.986.1031 F: 813.986.1056 firstname.lastname@example.org CDD Committee Chairs Landscape/Aquascape/ Facilities Committee Stephanie Squires email@example.com Page 2 • FEBRUARY 2019
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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, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the Cory Lake Beach Club, 10441 Cory Lake Drive, Tampa, Florida 33647.
SUMMARY OF MOTIONS PASSED:
On MOTION by Mr. Burman and seconded by Mr. Castillo, with all in favor, Resolution 2019-01, Electing Officers of the District, as nominated, was adopted. On MOTION by Mr. Burman and seconded by Mr. Shah, with all in favor, Resolution 2019-02, Amending the General Fund Portion of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018; and Providing for an Effective Date, was adopted. On MOTION by Mr. Shah and seconded by Mr. Burman, with all in favor, the November 15, 2018 Board of Supervisors Summary of Motions and Regular Meeting Minutes, as amended, and the November 15, 2018 Staff Directives, October 2018 (Revised) and November 2018 Spirit Committee Meeting Minutes and December 4, 2018 to December 11, 2018 Sunshine Board Online Workshop, as presented, were approved.
STAFF DIRECTIVES FACILITIES MANAGER
•Mr. Hall to follow up on the status of the “Approaching Cory Lake” sign and on extending the turn lane off of Morris Bridge that Commissioner Hagan pledged to look into. •Staff to erect a sign on the Clubhouse Door at the holidays that reads “The Facility is Being Monitored 24/7” as a deterrent. Page 4 • FEBRUARY 2019
OFFICE MANAGER • Staff to circulate a formal letter to residents to curb their dogs. • Staff to keep the standard “Fingerprint Only” entry to the facilities open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The Facilities will be closed on Christmas day and New Year’s Day.
• Mr. Adam to invite Mr. Gene Thomason and Mr. Cory Thomason to the joint POA/CDD meeting in January. • Mr. Adams to contact Mr. Woodards and apprise the Board at the next meeting of his well-being.
February 21st – CDD Board Meeting
MARCH 2019 March 5th - March 19th – CDD Online Workshop March 21st – CDD Board Meeting 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.sunshineboard.org
• Mr. Adams to add to the agenda, discussion regarding the POA’s authority to enforce violations that the CDD cannot such as fining residents for failing to curb their dogs. • Mr. Adams to provide the actual to budget year-end payroll summary at the next meeting.
Looking to get involved? The Finance Committee wants you! The CDD is looking for anyone interested in serving on the Finance Committee. This committee is responsible for reviewing our community budget and offering suggestions to the board regarding the budget. If you are good with numbers and would like to participate, please contact the District Manager, Chuck Adams, at (239) 464-7114.
UPCOMING CDD MEETINGS & ONLINE WORKSHOPS FEBRUARY 2019 February 5th – February 19th – CDD Online Workshop
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
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: Myevera.com-use 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.
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. • Problem: Not presenting proper state 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. • Problem: Contractors/Vendors not 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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What to Plant
Annuals/Bedding plants: Plants that perform better in the cooler months include petunia, pansy, verbena, dianthus, strawflower, and lobelia. Protect from frosts and freezing temperatures. Bulbs: Many bulbs can be planted now. Provide adequate water for establishment and protect from cold weather with mulch. Some examples include Amazon lily, crinum, and agapanthus. Azaleas: With azaleas in full bloom this month, now is a great time to select varieties to add to the landscape.
What to Do
Palms: Give cold-damaged palms proper care to encourage their recovery. Citrus: Check citrus trees for scab disease. Apply a copper fungicide when new leaves appear and again when two-thirds of the flower blossoms have fallen. Roses: Prune roses this month to remove damaged canes and improve the overall form. After pruning, fertilize and apply a fresh layer of mulch. Blooming will begin 8–9 weeks after pruning.
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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Putting Home Security on the Back Burner
ome people never give home security a second thought. Beyond locking their doors at night, these individuals willfully ignore suggestions about creating a safe residence with things like burglar alarms and surveillance cameras. From believing that devices like these are too expensive to believing that they can single-handedly protect a household, the following are some of the lamest reasons to ignore the need for home security devices: “A Burglar Alarm Is Too Expensive.” The cost of a burglar alarm pales in comparison to the loss of valuables, the cost of repairing windows and doors damaged during a break-in or medical bills acquired due to a criminal’s physical assault. Besides, a new burglar alarm is not as expensive as you might think. From DIY alarm systems to very inexpensive wireless ones, today’s home security systems are designed to fit even the tightest budgets. “My Dog Is My Home Security System.” Clearly, you’ve never Googled the words: dog hurt during burglary. Besides, every time you take your dog for a walk around the block, your alarm system goes with you. “My Home Security Company Is Smith & Wesson.” Legally obtaining a gun for protection is your prerogative. But what happens when a burglar breaks in while you are away from home? What happens when a criminal has his own gun, gets to yours before you do or is able to physically take your gun from you? I could go on, but you get the idea. Relying on a firearm for safety is your choice (as long as it’s legal in your area). But using one as your sole source of protection isn’t the brightest idea ever. A good home security system is always a better bet. “Someone Is Always Home At My House.” Yes, and someone is always home during home invasion robberies, too. I don’t mean to be snarky, but read your local newspaper or ask your local police department about recent incidents of homes being broken into while a resident was inside. “I Live In a Good, Safe Neighborhood.” No neighborhood is immune to break-ins. Once again, read your local paper or contact your police department to learn about crime in your area. Besides, some thieves target such neighborhoods precisely because people are so relaxed about home security. That and the fact that many who live in these neighborhoods tend to sometimes have the pricey items that burglars like to steal, such as high end jewelry and electronics. Any Excuse Is a Lame Excuse.To be honest, there is no good reason not to aim for a safe residence by using home security devices. At a minimum, every home should be guarded by a burglar alarm, an alarm monitoring service and security lighting. If you are guilty of making excuses or putting off the purchase of a good security system, please let this be a wake up call and change your faulty thinking by contacting a home security company today. Notify your Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Sheryl Springer: sheryl@ corylakenw.com 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: email@example.com Facebook: @CoryLakeIslesNW • Twitter: @CLI_NWSecurity Newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/yakthtzs 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.
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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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From Luis Viera, Tampa City Councilman
Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera Year-End Update Making Progress For District 7 Just recently, I marked the two-year anniversary of being sworn in as your Tampa City Councilman. It has been such a real pleasure and honor to serve as the City Councilman for District 7. Throughout the last two years, we really hit the ground running – and we did so together. Thanks to the activism of groups and citizens in Forest Hills, New Tampa and other areas, we have been able to see meaningful change and progress on a wide variety of issues important to the residents of North Tampa. I worked with business owners and civic association leaders to promote an agenda of bicyclist, pedestrian and student safety in local government for Busch Boulevard; scores of citizens from New Tampa came together to demand that the New Tampa Recreation Center finally be expanded in the City of Tampa budget, and that Fire Station 23 finally be funded in the budget; many families and residents in the Forest Hills area came together to make a loud and resounding statement against redevelopment of the landmark Babe Zaharias Golf Course; families raising children with special needs came together to support the creation of the Sensory Friendly Park; Forest Hills residents came together to push for previously budgeted stormwater and parks improvements in the Forest Hills area that had been stalled; and citizens have come together to form the Forest Hills Council and New Tampa Council, which are invigorating citizen involvement in local government. This is all about involvement of constituents. Over the last few years, we have been able to make wonderful advancements together. New Tampa For the New Tampa area, we have also made wonderful advancements: · After years of refusal by Tampa to include this item in the budget, we organized citizens to support expansion of the New Tampa Recreation Center in the City of Tampa Budget. A facility which had a 3,000 to 4,000 person waiting list (with about 900 students enrolled) will be expanded very soon, thanks to the work of New Tampa residents such as David Burman of Cory Lakes and so many others in the New Tampa Council; · We supported and pushed through funding for Fire Station 23 in New Tampa. New Tampa has the worst response times in the City of Tampa, so this is a pivotal and much needed victory for the area; · To better organize New Tampa, we created the New Tampa Council. Thanks to this initiative, citizens have become involved in local government, with numerous Town Halls with County Commissioners and a School Board member; · We worked with Hillsborough County officials for safety improvements for Wharton High School students and others on Bruce B. Downs; · As your Tampa City Council member, I was proud to push for a sensible policy to the building and development of new communities Page 8 • FEBRUARY 2019
in New Tampa, which balance development with infrastructure, including for K-Bar Ranch. The New Tampa area has seen a growth of 7,000 residents to 60,000 residents from 1990 to today, without corresponding infrastructure improvements. We can do better; · Together, the neighborhoods of New Tampa have continued to be represented in having a strong and active voice on Kinnan-Mansfield, including meeting with Pasco County officials and supporting local plans to advocate for the Hillsborough-Tampa position, which benefits both Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. We have made our voice heard on the need for this connector and will continue to do so. · Together with help from New Tampa residents from a local traffic safety group, I was able to champion and secure funding for safety improvements for New Tampa Trail on New Tampa Blvd, which begins in terms of immediate repairs in December, 2018; · We championed a study for adding a third left turn lane for westbound to southbound movement from Cross Creek to Bruce B. Downs. The study continues on our options for Cross Creek Blvd., which I drive virtually every single day.
Special Needs Advocacy/Diversity I have also been privileged to take a strong lead on an issue very close to my heart, Autism Awareness/Special Needs: · I was proud to push for and support funding for design and development of an Autism Sensory Friendly Park in the Tampa Palms area for District 7 and the City of Tampa; · I proudly supported neighborhood parks and recreations enhancements for handicapped and wheelchair accessible, as well as Autism friendly, improvements, including for New Tampa Park and Takomah Trail Park; · I was also appointed by Mayor Buckhorn to serve on his Autism Friendly City Committee. I am proud to stand for the idea that our City should be welcoming of everyone, including those with special needs, whether, developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. I have been proud to, as a Tampa City Councilman, champion the cause of tolerance and have worked closely with communities to champion the idea that we are One Tampa, regardless of our differences. I have also been proud to partner with members of different religious faiths for community events and to champion causes – such as Florida’s Amendment 4 – which combat discrimination and injustice. District 7 represents many diverse communities, including many religious diverse communities who come from many different areas throughout the world to become proud Americans. I am proud to represent a District of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and non-believers who come together to form a pluralistic American community. KEM MEDIA GROUP 813-501-4894
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Owner Portal for account information and official POA documents is now active. The portal will allow you to pay your account online. The POA Annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 6th at 8:00 pm and the polls for the board election will close at 7:00 pm. The Property Manager can be contacted at PM@CoryLakeIslesPOA.org POA Official Website: www.CoryLakeIslesPOA.org
Lake Maintenance By Sheila Haque, CDD Supervisor
One of the main reasons we decided to live in Cory Lake was the appeal
of living on a lake. We have a beautiful sunrise view each morning of the sun and clouds reflecting on the lake- it’s breathtaking. Our girls love seeing the ducks, geese, cranes, turtles, and the alligators that have made Cory Lake their home. Many things can be spotted in our lake such as bass, bluegill, cichlids, goldfish, red pacu, catfish, otters, and water moccasins. John Hall has even spotted deer swimming in our lake. Our lakes aren’t your average lakes though. Our main lake is spring fed but most of our lakes were created to help manage stormwater. Our community employs various types of stormwater systems: • Retention: water seeps through soil to groundwater and does not connect to another body of water. • Swale: a linear system that holds water during and immediately after a storm. • Detention: collects water and discharges to nearby surface water. • Littoral shelf: this is the shallow area in a pond where vegetation grows. Littoral shelves filter out contaminants, reduce algae growth, and provide a home to wildlife. The above areas require maintenance and care on a regular basis. The CDD has contracted a company called Solitude Lake Management that treats certain things such as the grasses and algae that can overtake our lake as well also repositioning buoys and clearing our shoreline of debris. The CDD also performs maintenance on the various systems such as cleaning discharge areas and recently replaced the weir on Cory Lake Dr. As residents there are also things that we can do to help keep our lake clean and habitable- the biggest of which is preventing pollution: • Keep a 15 foot fertilizer-free buffer zone from the lake edge. Fertil-
Have ideas on how to improve our community? E-mail your ideas to Info@CoryLakeIslesPOA.org Thank you for allowing us to serve you. Property Owners Association Board of Directors POA Official Website: www.CoryLakeIslesPOA.org
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COMMUNITY NEWS INFORMATION izers contribute to algae blooms and excessive growth of undesirable plants in our lake. • Don’t allow grass clippings to fall into the lakethis can also lead to algae blooms. • Minimize erosion- sand from erosion blocks light for plants and clogs fish gills. • Pet waste- pick up after your pet so that bacteria from pet waste does not contaminate water. • Never dump chemicals, oils, pesticides into the lake. • Remove excessive vegetation. • Do not introduce invasive plants: alligator weed, aquarium moss, Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, water spinach, water hyacinth, water lettuce, or West Indian marsh grass. Residents can also plant Florida native plants along the shoreline to prevent erosion, reduce the chance of non-native plants invading, and improve water quality by filtering out contaminates from fertilizers and other harmful substances (a list of Florida Friendly aquatic
plants can be found below). However, please note any plants that are planted below the high-water mark could be susceptible to any herbicides when the lake management company has to treat the lake! Disclaimer: Most of Cory Lake residents are able to plant along the shoreline with the exception of Capri Isle. The buffer zone around the lakes in Capri Isle are CDD owned and maintained. References and Resources • Adopt-A-Pond. (n.d.). Hillsborough County Government, Florida. Retrieved from https://www.hch2o.org/adopt-a-pond • Apply to Adopt a Pond. (n.d.). Hillsborough County Adopta-Pond. Retrieved from https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/ residents/property-owners-and-renters/water-and-sewer/actions/apply-to-adopt-a-pond • Aquatic Systems Lake and Wetland Services. (n.d.). Shoreline Aquascaping and Stabilization. Retrieved from https://www. aquaticsystems.com/florida-lake-management-services/sustainable-lake-solutions/shoreline-aquascaping/
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 email@example.com.
Fishing Tournament – Saturday, February 23rd 7am – 12pm: Limited sign-ups! CLI registered boats only with a 4-person per boat limit. Prize ceremony following tournament at the Beach Club! Breakfast with Critters - Saturday, March 9th 9am-11am: Join us as we learn about exotic animals while enjoying a yummy breakfast. This event is perfect for all ages! Be on the lookout for more details coming soon! Rummage Sale – Saturday, March 30th 8am – 12pm: Semi-annual community-wide yard sale held in the Beach Club parking lot! Spaces are first come first serve at $3/space. ONLY HOUSEHOLD GOODS/FURNITURE ARE PERMITTED to sell on CDD property. NO FOOD/DRINK SALES OF ANY KIND. KEM MEDIA GROUP 813-501-4894
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