|June 23, 2003:
ADOPTION BoCC meeting on Land Development
Code Changes - Tomorrow, June 24th at 5:05 pm in the Old
Court House. Be there!
|June 22, 2003:
Editorial: Lee mining
study has major holes - Commissioners should consider outside
help to get complete report. Fort Myers News-Press - June 22nd.
|June 21, 2003:
Lee County completes $6.3 million Conservation 2020 land purchase
- 2040 acre property in DR/GR is second largest parcel acquired under
the program to date.
|June 19, 2003:
State Investigation Spreads to
Corkscrew Mining Ventures, Ltd. - A State Department of
Banking and Finance investigation of Asa Candler and William
Fitzgerald and their business practices involving a Naples Cemetery
has expanded to include Corkscrew Mining Ventures, Ltd. Article by
Alan Scher Zagier -
Naples Daily News.
fight for the people - Lee County is right to defend decision
against mining firm. June 19th Fort Myers News-Press editorial.
|June 18, 2003:
Westwind Zoning Hearing Delayed Again: - The Westwind Corkscrew
Mine requested another delay in the zoning amendment hearing scheduled
for August 7th. The new date is August 21st. Please make note
of this new date.
Growth Committee to discuss water quality, environment - DR/GR
study will be the topic of discussion - Article by Charlie Whitehead -
Naples Daily News.
|June 17, 2003:
Mike Roeder, a community planner representing the Habitat development,
weighs in on the mining issue with a June 10th editorial in the Naples
Daily News. Read it here.
Mike's editorial is in response to
article by Jeremy Cox.
Three Little Pigs: A
June 15th editorial cartoon by Doug MacGregor, Fort Myers News-Press.
|June 16, 2003:
Neighbors Meeting Tomorrow Night - Tuesday, June 17th, 6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm at the Three Oaks Parkway Library Meeting Room - to discuss
some issues specific to the Westwind Corkscrew Mine zoning amendments.
Important: Westwind Mine Hearing Date has
changed! The new date is August 7th. Please make note of this
in your calendar as we need your participation at this meeting!
|June 15, 2003:
Mining changes to the LDC still on the table. As expected, the
June 10th public hearing resulted in proposed changes to the Land
Development Code being carried forward to the final hearing on June
24th. The hearing was covered by
Naples Daily News as well as the
News-Press. Thanks to all of the Corkscrew neighbors who were able
to participate, including our youngest presenter - Spencer Preston.
Schwab files suit against Lee
County under the Bert Harris Private Property Rights
Protection Act. Fort Myers News-Press article by
Many property owners consider the Bert Harris Act a "good thing", in
that it protects property owners from government decisions that limit
the use of their land. It does not, however, limit government's
ability to prohibit uses of property that injure the public or create
a public nuisance. Learn more about the Bert Harris Act
|June 9, 2003:
The Fort Myers News-Press has been conspicuously absent at
recent public meetings dealing with Corkscrew mining issues. On
Sunday, the paper finally weighs in with an editorial about the DR/GR
and LDC changes. They single out support for the Lee mining plan at
the very end of the article.
Corkscrew resident Peggy Apgar'Schmidt
responds to the editorial in a letter sent to the News-Press today.
Read it here.
|June 8, 2003:
Beneath the Pink Underwear
- Dye injection tests in Miami-Dade surprised all the experts when
they showed that underground water in the vicinity of public
wellfields traveled 100yds in a matter of hours instead of 30 days as
expected. Article by
Steven Dudley -
Miami New Times.
|June 6, 2003:
URGENT! It is time to speak out
again! - Please Come to the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting on Tuesday, June 10th at 5PM. Click the link for more details.
CALL TO ACTION - an
open letter to friends and neighbors of the Corkscrew Road Rural
Community from residents
Peggy Apgar'Schmidt and Richard Schmidt. Contains a summary of the
issues and arguments about mining in our neighborhood.
|June 2, 2003:
to study 150 square miles set aside to protect groundwater and avoid
sprawl - The future of the DRGR is in question now that the
county and Bonita Springs are each looking into whether the land was
really as vital as it was originally made out to be. Article by By
Jeremy Cox - Naples Daily