CCNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

February 4, 2017

Waldemere Fire Station

Community Room 

Delegate Attendance: 

            Alta Vista:Larry Silverminz,  Amaryllis Park:Barbara Langston, Arlington Park:Nathan Wilson, Rachel Wilson , Avondale:Rob Hoff, Bay Island/Siesta Key:Craig Wilson, Bay Point Park:Andy Tugenhat, Bayou Oaks:absent, Bird Key:Rosanne Roble, Lou Costa, Central Cocoanut:Gloria Armstrong, Central Park Condos:Ann Lenk, Downtown Condo:Patrick Gannon,  Fairway Oaks:Joyce Burnham, Linda Herrera Gillespie Park:Linda Holland, Glen Oaks Estates:Norman Dumaine, Glen Oaks Ridge:Millie Small, Kathy Kelley Ohlrich, Golden Gate Point: Cathy Antunes Granada: Diane Horn, Ron Collins, Harbor Acres:Ken Kiehl, Hudson Bayou:Allysan Powell, Indian Beach Shores:Gretchen Serrie, John Ringling:absent Laurel Park:Alice Sundstrom Lido Key:Camille Schwabe, Carl Shoffstall, McClellan Park: June Cussen, Park East:Jon Susce, San Remo:Kristin Gardel, Susie Shugg SHA Council: Valerie Bruchand, Shoreland Woods:absent, South Poinsettia Park: absent, St. Armands:Kevin Bales, Hugh Fiori Tahiti Park:Jennifer Ahearn-Koch 


Tom Barwin, Commisssioner Albert, Commissioner Chapman, Tim Litchet, Virginia Haley, Mike Adkinsen, Barbara Campo, Nancy Kelly, Bob Sirgant, Capt. Stiff, Cherie McKeon, Peter Fanning, Pearlee Freiberg, Tiffany Hargrove, Dan Snyder, Dean Anderson, Valerie Buchand, MaryAnn Bowie. 

                                                    Secretary Report 

January minutes were approved 

                                                     Treasurer Report 

Beginning balance of $1,924.79 as of January 1, 2017.  There was an income of $20.00 for one membership renewal.  No expenses were recorded during this period of time. The ending balance is $1,944.79. 

2017 Membership Renewal Forms and 2017 City Neighborhood Information Sheets were e-mailed to all CCNA Members.  Please complete the 2017 Membership Renewal Form and submit it with a $20.00 check made out to C.C.N.A. either directly to me or mail it to Norman Dumaine, 3847 Calliandra Drive, Sarasota, Fl. 34232. Due date is March 15, 2017. 

The City Neighborhood Information Sheets can be completed on-line and submitted to Nancy Kelly at with a copy to Otherwise, print the form, complete it, and mail it to City of Sarasota, Neighborhood and Development Services, ATTN: Nancy Kelly, P.O. Box 1058, Sarasota, Fl. 34230, or simply give it to me at a CCNA meeting. 

If you did not receive these by e-mail, copies are available on the welcoming table as you entered. If you have any questions, please do contact me. ( or 941-954-8063). 

                                                Chairman Report 

Officer Cherie McKeon who is retiring was recognized for her years of service. Guests were introduced. Reported Kafi Benz (CONO President) and city minute taker had an accident and hospitalized.

Announced All Faith’s Food Bank is accepting food donations at every meeting.

Cathie Antunes and Kathy Ohlrich will represent CCNA for the interview for the new City Planning Director.

                                                Neighborhood Reports 

 The neighborhoods shared reports of recent issues & activities. Details will be taken at the next meeting. 

Issues Update: 

Safety -  Officer Cheri McKeon shared the latest crime statistics.

   Tom Barwin stated crime was 7% lower in 2016. 

Lift Station 87 – Dean Anderson reported the drilling is close to being completed 

Traffic – Lou Costa shared an update on 3 traffic initiatives 

            Resolve Traffic Gridlock at Vue & Fruitville

By mid February, FDOT will syncronize the traffic lights and add a trip wire on the Ringling bridge to prevent traffic backup into St. Armands. An on site meeting will be held to fine tune the system. 

Provide Accurate Traffic Data for Roundabout Design  

FDOT has agreed to take 3 days of traffic volume in March. City was asked to back a request for 2 weeks of data instead. 

Provide Accurate Traffic Data for MPO Long Range Planning 

Sarasota County has no FDOT continuous traffic counters near our beach access roads.

A request for a research counter via Tallahassee was made. The MPO & city will write letters of support.  


Jerry Fogle reported the tree inventory committee is very close to finishing the RFP (request for purchase) for a tree inventory.

We have witnessed the use of signs notifying residents when herbicides are sprayed.

City staff is working on a new computer program that will allow staff to track trees being removed and allow residents to sign up for trees when they become available. 

Two new tree ordinances are being proposed. 

 One will increase the tree replacement requirements for commercial construction, new residential dwelling and substantial residential remodels.  
The second will expand the mitigation planting area on private property from 1000 feet to the neighborhood boundaries.  This will make it easier for residents and developers to find homes for the replacement trees.

The neighborhood tree planting program is just getting started and we are still working out the process to make it easier. 

Please review the tree proposal I provided and present to your residents.  If you have any questions we can discuss them at the next meeting. 

I want to again thank the commissioners and staff for working so hard to protect our trees.  I have seen Tim Litchet’s schedule and it is filled with tree meetings.  Thanks Tim! 


            No report


Form Base Code 

Urban Design (Karin Murphy & Brianna Dobbs) summarized the 8 chapters of the new form base. Question and answer period followed each chapter. 

                                                Old Business 


                                                New Business 

Suggestion was made to form an Ad Hoc Committee for Form Based Code review. Exec Committee will discuss this at their next meeting. 

Motion made by Arlington Park, 2nd by Tahiti for CCNA to support preserving the Pineapple Park fountain and green space. Motion passed 21 – 0. 

A suggestion was made to invite Todd Kucharski/Jerry Fogle to present at CCNA. Suggestions can be sent to Todd at 


Tom Barwin gave updates on beach renourishment, low income housing, lift station 87, homeless, and a new planning director. 

Alta Vista (Larry Silverminz) announced a Candidate forum will be held on

23rd February, 2017 at the Concordia Lutheran Church -main chapel

2185 Wood St, Sarasota, FL 34237. 

Commissioner Chapman gave an input on the public Pineapple Park meeting.             


Next meeting is on March 4 at the Waldemere firestation

Lou Costa