|May 29, 2003:
REMINDER: Lynne Davis & Mark Preston will host a potluck dinner
at their home on Lazy D this Sunday, June 1 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. We'll
meet with Bob Apgar (one of the attorneys representing the Schmidt's)
to talk about how to pursue our rights regarding mining in our
Directions: Turn south on Lazy D, go one mile. The gate is on
the left. It will be open. Drive on up and find a place to park. We'll
see you there.
Please bring a covered dish to share and RSVP by calling Lynne or Mark
at 657- 3442 or by e-mailing Mark at
Planning Agency: Lee strategic mining plan needs work -
Another Lee County planning board is wants a comprehensive restudy of
southeast Lee County to try to blend the heavy industrial,
agricultural, environmental and low-density residential uses present
there. Article by Charlie Whitehead -
Naples Daily News.
|May 27, 2003:
Summary of Corkscrew resident's
comments and request to reconsider portions of the draft LDC rule
- Peggy Apgar'Schmidt has submitted a summary of our comments at the
May 22nd meeting with County staff and has asked for reconsideration
of specific language in the draft LDC rules as well as a portion of
the "Potential Mining Areas" map.
Mining and environmentally
sensitive lands - good neighbors? - map of CREW and other
preservation lands overlayed with the "potential mining areas" map.
Gives an idea of where future limerock mining and associated
industrial operations are supposed to fit.
|May 26, 2003:
proposal would keep land ownership secret in zoning applications
- Mary Gibbs says idea came from meeting between staff, land
developers, and consultants. Article by Charlie Whitehead -
Naples Daily News.
|May 24, 2003:
Corkscrew Mine Challenge Fund has
been established to help defray legal costs. See the sidebar on the
Westwind Mine page for more info.
Mines" - Letter to the Editor from Corkscrew resident Karen
Newberry - Bonita Banner - 5/24/03
|May 23, 2003:
of Corkscrew given opportunity to comment on Mining Plan" -
Despite being asked for input only weeks before a final decision by
the BoCC, Lee Department of Community Development provides forum for
residents of the Corkscrew Road Rural Community.
Article by Charlie Whitehead -
Naples Daily News.
Growth Committee asks county to reassess DRGR area - Lee's
Smart Growth Committee recommends a reassessment of the DR/GR area,
and that there be no changes in development regulation there until the
reassessment is complete. Charlie Whitehead, Naples Daily News -
council unanimously agrees to annex 1,268 acres of mining land -
Charlie Whitehead, Naples Daily News - 5/23/03
|May 22, 2003:
residents get history lesson on CREW tour, nature hike" -
Hikers learn about the rich history of the Corkscrew Community in a
visit with Corkscrew native, Pete Whidden. - Naples Daily News
$1-Billion Water Fix - Costly and ecologically risky
technology buys the region only a few years until Hillsborough,
Pinellas and Pasco counties once again must face up to their
water-wasting ways. Weekly Planet (08/02)
|May 21, 2003:
||Tomorrow night's meeting is back on as
South County Regional Library is making efforts to accommodate
us as originally scheduled. We will be using the Library staff room to
meet with Mary Gibbs and Community Development staff. Please come to
make your concerns about changes to the LDC a matter of record.
Thursday, May 22nd - 6-8PM.
|May 20, 2003:
|Due to a
scheduling error at the South Library, the meeting with Lee County
Community Development Staff will be moved to a new location.
The date and time will remain the same - Thursday, May 22nd - 6-8PM.
We are seeking an alternate meeting place and will announce the change
here as well as via the mailing lists.
|May 19, 2003:
info about ownership and management of the Westwind Corkscrew Mine.
It's apparently no coincidence that the German-owned "Old Corkscrew
Plantation" represents nearly all of the new acreage recently proposed
by the mining interests. Check out the Westwind page for more.
|May 18, 2003:
target disputes over blasting damage in W. Broward and Dade -
Proposed state legislation provides a mechanism for homeowners to seek
compensation for blast damage.
Question of the Day: Can a dump
truck stop as fast as the car in front of it?
|May 17, 2003:
||Mining interests consider historic
Corkscrew community guilty of "residential encroachment" - Greg
Stuart, Urban Planner representing Westwind Corkscrew Mine
submits some interesting comments
and responses to proposed changes to the Lee LDC.
The Corkscrew Community Calendar is online where you'll find
all the important upcoming dates. Feel free
to submit Community events of any kind, such as:
"Everyday Solutions to Global Problems" - problem
solving and free advice session every Friday night at the Porch of
Knowledge - Corkscrew Country Store.
|May 15, 2003:
||Attorneys for mining interests want
more land designated as "presumed compatible" with existing and
future land uses. Check the Westwind Mine
page for more info.
Review panel wants more debate on Lee Strategic Mining Plan
Another article about the Lee mining plan by Charlie Whitehead -
Naples Daily News.
|May 14, 2003:
||Important Meeting! - The meeting
with Lee County Community Development staff has been set. It will be
at the Three Oaks Parkway Library on Thursday, May 22nd
from 6pm to 8pm. Please help us spread the word.
Corkscrew residents protest proposed Lee mining plan -
Charlie Whitehead of the Naples Daily News
published an article this morning about Corkscrew resident's
comments before yesterday's Commission meeting.
|May 13, 2003:
||Thanks to everyone who was able to come
to the Commission meeting this morning. The result was that the
Commissioners pulled the Land Development Code hearing dates from the
consent agenda and after some discussion arranged for Community
Development staff to meet with East Corkscrew residents for
more input. We've asked for the evening of May 22 at the
library, but we should know more specifically in the next couple of
"Corkscrew Neighbors" mailing list -
firstname.lastname@example.org - is now live and operational. If you
haven't signed up yet, go here. It's a good
way to stay on top of what's happening.
|May 10, 2003:
||Urgent news: The date for
the Westwind Mine zoning modification hearing has changed to
June 26. This is now after the County Commission plans
to rule on the proposed changes to the Land Development Code. We need
40 people to attend the BoCC meeting this Tuesday, May 13th at
9:30AM. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
In preparation for this meeting, there will be a community meeting at
the Schmidt's hangar at 7PM this Monday, May 12th. Please read Peg & Rich's
e-mail for more detailed
information about the times and locations.