Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 05-31-2012
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Thursday, May 31, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 20 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads No football for Immokalee! ...Page 2 Inside... Letters to the editor ...Page 3 FWC Free Fishing! ... Page 7 Weekend basketball tourney ...Page 8 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin The much discussed and, in some quarters, much maligned Immokalee Master Plan is an attempt by county staff, consultant, analysts and the community at large to set the course of Immokalee’s future. That plan is still being molded, even though it is headed for a nal vote next month by the county commission. A series of town hall type meetings are leading up to the June 18, commission meeting at IHS which will tell the tale. At such a meeting May 23, at the Immokalee Community Park a very attentive and involved group listened intently as Commissioner Jim Coletta opened the meeting. He told them that agriculture is still a large component of Immokalee’s future and the Master Plan, but that Immokalee must reinvent itself in the wake of NAFTA, CAFTA, citrus greening, canker and foreign competition. Even major landowners are drawing away from ag, he pointed out. The Immokalee of the future must have a greater diversity for the community to meet its new economic challenges. Changing the Master Plan is the rst step in that process. It’ a “living plan” for growth that he said will be easy to change as growth dictates. It can be modi ed as the future develops. Commissioner Coletta saved the Master Plan from dying last December when he managed to get the state to extend the deadline till September. Fate of Master Plan remains unclear Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantCollier County Commissioner For District 5 Jim Coletta checked out maps for the current and proposed Master Plans for Immokalee growth, along with business owner Magda Ayala at the May 23 meeting at Immokalee Community Park. See PLAN — Page 2 By Charles M. MurphyINI Florida An Okeechobee man was charged with holding a former girlfriend against their will with a scissors and holding a semi automatic handgun to her head during a domestic disturbance on N 15th Street in Immokalee on May 28, Collier County Sheriff Deputies said. Raul Delgado was released on $112,000 bond to face two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill and two battery charges. A co-defendant, Mariano Diaz-Lopez, 41, of Fort Pierce was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and cocaine possession and held on $5,000 bond. Deputies said Delgado entered the apartment at 5 am without permission and made the woman and her new boyfriend leave the bedroom area. Once outside, Delgado allegedly told Lopez to grab a handgun from his Chevrolet Cobalt. Hendry County Sheriff Deputies stopped the vehicle and the susOkeechobee labor crew chief arrested in Immokalee Raul Delgado See ARREST — Page 2 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Nathan SloanWeekend tourneyThe Memorial Day Weekend 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament had a nice turn out. The Jersey Boys, Keshawn Richadson, DeJuan and Darius Robinson and Andrew Ward won trophies handed out to the winners. Nathan Sloan and Ledarian Robinson and Longboy Ent. Armandolo Means (Back row, left to right). See more on the tourney on Page 8


By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Last week’s story about the Swamp Dogs pro football team was in error when it stated that Immokalee High School’s Gary Bates Stadium would be the site of the team’s home games. In fact, the Collier County School District denied permission to use the stadium because it is not a non-pro t group. General Manager Jay Lawrence said he received word May 23 that they would not be able to use the stadium. He said he was bewildered as to why. “I know there are rules,” he commented, but said he was having a hard time grasping the concept. He said he feels the decision will be costly for Immokalee. “You may not get this opportunity again,” he explained. Still, he’s looking forward to next year when he expects to have non-pro t status for another team. He said he believes the Southwest Florida Swamp Dogs will be playing at a private school in Lee County. “I had my heart set on Immokalee,” he said, adding that he believes many locals also wanted to see the team here. “There was a lot of excitement about it. It would have been good for the school and good for Immokalee. They missed an opportunity for Immokalee.” 2 Immokalee Bulletin May 31, 2012Serving Immokalee Since 1969To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 € Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeePublisher: Tom ByrdExecutive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Immokalee Bulletin is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. P P u b l i s h e d b y At one point, the commissioner felt the need to step in to tone down a contentious moment as members of the audience questioned parts of the plan. Much has been accomplished in Immokalee. Commissioner Coletta noted that this is “not the Immokalee of 20 or even ten years ago.” He said this new Master Plan belongs to the people of Immokalee who participated in it for these past nine years and added that the document is “open for anything.” On Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. county commission is taking the unusual action of meeting at Immokalee High School to vote on the Master Plan. Several of those who have been working on the document expressed confusion about recent objections, saying that this is the same Master Plan a lot of Immokaleeans w orked and voted for. One possible source may be that people are having dif culty differentiating between the Master Plan and code issues. The Master Plan is just the framework that underlies the more speci c regulations. Proponents of the plan urged that the community reach compromises and keep the plan on track so they do not have to start all over from scratch again. CRA Executive Director Penny Phillippi told the audience that the Master Plan is a guide to future land decisions and public facilities. She noted that Immokalee’s current Master Plan dates from 1991 and pointed out the plans eight goals: 1. Annual list of priorities 2. Economic development business, job creation 3. Housing 4. Public infrastructure 5. Protect natural resources 6. Land Use 7. Develop Design standards 8. Intergovernmental coordination such as Immokalee government center Bob Mulhere worked with RWA to develop this new Master Plan. He was formerly with Collier County and now has his own company. He said misinformation about the plan, some “purposeful” and “inexcusable,” has spawned confusion. He launched into a brief history of this new plan. This is the third version that is going to the county commission June 18, for approval. Passage requires a super majority of four of the ve commissioners’ votes. Last time it came up for board consideration, it lost with one dissenting vote and one abstention. The plan only covers the urban area and allows agricultural uses in low residential and industrial areas, he said, adding that it is “ exible for all business” and focuses on economic development. Previously the Master Plan could only be changed twice a year through a very dif cult process, he said. With this plan, it will be to amend as required. Mr. Mulhere told the audience that the new plan will take stumbling blocks to economic diversity out and strengthen Main Street. It will make eco tourism and expansion of the casino easier and help Main Street evolve into a tourist area. He quickly addressed traf c concerns, in particular through trucks, pointing out several ways to alleviate the issue. He said the proposed loop road is only one possible way to x the problem. Fred Thomas chair WSD noted that the Seminole Tribe is now hesitating on a proposed six-story hotel, since Lee County just approved gaming at its dog track. He urged the community to allow Main Street to become a tourist zone with parking and shopping, The proposed loop road is not scheduled until 2035. He agreed that it will be easy to tweak the new Master Plan at the county commission level. Mr. Mulhere also explained that this is “just a plan” funding for projects is not addressed. Revenue sources for improvements would have to come from impact fees, gas tax and ad valorem taxes, not from the Master Plan. The important thing is for the community to determine its priorities and provide for them in the plan. Then Mr. Mulhere invited the audience, “If you think you’ve got an issue, sit down, let’s talk about ‘em.” He reiterated that the Master Plan does not change zoning and does not aim to usurp anyone’s property rights. Commissioner Coletta took the last stage of the program, urging that the Master Plan be approved. In response to one member of the crowd who predicted that the county commission could not come up with a super majority necessary to pass the Master Plan, he noted that “Nobody knows how commission will vote.” He added that “It’s down to the wire” and reminded everyone that “the community built this plan.” In response to a direct question, he said that mobile homes are not prohibited and are okay in both low and medium residential areas. In another sore spot, another member of the audience brought up relief from outlandish landscaping rules. Former commissioner Anne Goodnight clari ed one point, saying that the proposed loop road was not the community’s idea; it came out of the old Heartland Highwa y proposal. She agreed that ag will not be the mainstay of the future. Planning board member Paul Midne y said it’s hard to nd consensus and hard to get your arms around this. He said he voted for it because of the hard work of the CR A in hammering it all out. He added that he doesn’t understand where all the objections came from. Anyone wishing to bring up questions of changes to the plan is asked to do so through Penny Phillippi at the Communit y Redevelopment Agency. All will be recorded and presented to the county commission. Immokalee resident Esther Arthur said she has not been involved, but came to the meeting to become informed. She and her friend Martha Posada said they hope this ourishes and bene ts the people o f Immokalee. Danny Gonzalez was raised in Immokalee. His family owns Lozano’s Restaurant and he owns the one in LeHigh. He said he has been in Immokalee for 35 years. Studying the maps at the meeting, he said he likes what he saw. He said they need to continue to clean up the town. He grew up in the farming atmosphere, but understands that Immokalee needs to look toward the future and supplying the jobs its people need. “The CRA has done wonders here,” Mr. Gonzalez said. Magda Ayala is also a life long Immokaleean and part time business owner. Her family has owned the Bullrider club for over 40 years. She sees the Master Plan changes as “awesome” in view of the steady decline of agriculture. “Minimum wage is all we’ve ever had here,” she said, “we need to diversify.” PLANContinued From Page 1 pects returned to CollierCounty voluntarily. The male victim said he was awoken by the lights coming on in his bedroom. He stated Delgado placed one hand on his throat and threatened him with the scissors before forcing him to leave the residence. Sorry football fans No Swamp Dogs games in Immokalee ARRESTContinued From Page 1


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCENotice is hereby given that the Collier County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Immoklaee High School Auditorium, located at 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee, FL. 34142. The purpose of the hearing is to reconsider recommendations on the adoption of Petition CP-2008-5 amendments to the Growth Management Plan; speci“cally to the Immokalee Area Master Plan and Immokalee Future Land Use Map; the Conservation and Coastal Management Element and the Future Land Use Element and Future Land Use Map and Map series for transmittal to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; The ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 12_______ AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 89-05, AS AMENDED, THE COLLIER COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA BY PROVIDING FOR: AMENDMENTS TO THE IMMOKALEE AREA MASTER PLAN AND INCLUDING THE IMMOKALEE AREA MASTER PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE CONSERVATION AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT, AND THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND MAP SERIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. CP-2008-5 Petition requesting amendments to the Immokalee Area Master Plan and Immokalee Area Master Plan Future Land Use Map, to make revisions to the entire Master Plan to include: increases to commercial acreage, industrial acreage, and allowable residential density; elimination of some existing designations; creation of a new designation for the Immokalee Regional Airport site; and, redesignation of approximately 103 acres to Immokalee Urban Area from Agricultural/Rural within the Rural Lands Stewardship Area as identi“ed on the countywide Future Land Use Map. Additionally, the petition requests an amendment to Policy 6.2.5 of the Conservation and Coastal Management Element to treat that portion of the Lake Trafford Camp Keais Strand System which is within the Immokalee Urban Area as Neutral Lands for vegetation retention, and to the Future Land Use Map and Map Series of the Future Land Use Element to show the redesignation of the 103 acres to the Immokalee Urban Area. [Coordinator: Carolina Valera, Principal Planner] All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Copies of the proposed Growth Management Plan Amendment are available for inspection at the Collier County Clerks Of“ce, 4th ”oor, Administration Building, Collier County Government Center, East Naples, Florida; and the Land Development Services Department, Comprehensive Planning Section, 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Land Development Services Department. (239-252-2387). Written comments “led with the Land Development Services Department, Comprehensive Planning Section prior to Monday, June 18, 2012, will be read and considered at the public hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of that proceeding, and for such purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department, located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101, Naples, FL 34112-5356, (239) 252-8380, prior to the meeting. Assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired are available in the Board of County Commissioners Of“ce. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA FRED W. COYLE, CHAIRMAN DWIGHT E. BROCK, CLERK By: Martha Vergara, Deputy Clerk (SEAL) 3 Immokalee Bulletin May 31, 2012 Checkpoint concerns On Friday May 25, the Collier Sheriff’s Of ce (CSO) set up a traf c checkpoint at 8am in the morning on a workday near Main Street in Immokalee. A 21 year old pregnant hispanic woman whom I am friends with w as stopped and giving a seat belt warning violation, even though she was wearing a seat belt. Because of this she was late to w ork and it was documented on her work record.The CSO frequently conducts these random checkpoints all over Immokalee in different neighborhoods. Immokalee is a small isolated rural agricultural town of 22,000, mostly minorities, 25 miles away from the urban majority white population. This is unacceptable for Collier citizens to be harassed by law enforcement while driving to their place of employment to earn money in order to support their families. It creates a feeling of paranoia and fear among the minorities in Immokalee. I’ve never seen law enforcement do this this before anywhere I’ve lived in America. I’ve lived all over the United States and in Florida. The CSO does not do random checkpoints in the non-minority areas of Collier County. This is using taxpayer money for the purpose of discrimination. It’s immoral, unethical and should be illegal. As a commissioner you vote for the CSO budget, that approves these random checkpoints. I request that you bring this issue at the upcoming county budget meetings. Thank you, John Lundin Candidate for County Commissioner, District 5, DemocratRe: Checkpoint concernsMr. Lundin, I have reviewed your concerns and discussed the situation in detail with Lt. Drew Lee, the Immokalee Substation Commander. This was not a check point where we pull over every third car at a speci c location, but it was an enforcement detail pertaining to the Click it or Ticket campaign that was being held statewide for all motorists in Florida. The morning shift was participating and they had a spotter, Carmen Dimas, who was observing motorists at an intersection driving without their seatbelt on, at which time she would advise a fellow deputy and they would ag the motorist into an area and make contact with them. Obviously we were not trying to delay anyone from getting to work on time, but rather to develop compliance with our motorists, especially since non-seatbelt use is one of our leading contributors to motor vehicle deaths. Our goal is to make Collier County a safe place for all of our motorists to drive. Chief Bloom Letters to the Editor It’s time to play basketball! You are invited to join us on Saturday, June 2, for a charity basketball game hosted by the Greater Immokalee Front Porch and Collier County Parks and Recreation. Great time to bring the entire family and help us cheer on Immokalee’s most popular fathers and successful men who will show off their skills and support our local charity. The charity game will be held at the “Gym” (Aquatic Center) located at 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tip off at 7 p.m.. Admission is just $3. The game welcomes local talented youth an opportunity to participate as cheerleaders and halftime performers, and family fun, great music by a local D.J., social networking and raf e drawing. If you wish to play, please contact Wilson “Toot” Riley at 239-867-1394. Registration Deadline: Monday, May 28. No registration fee. Space is limited – sign up today! So get up and let’s play ball! Anyone interested in performing during halftime or wish to donate a raf e item, please contact Vicki Carr at 239-503-7733 or Front Porch’s of ce at 239-658-1300. All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds will bene t Front Porch’s summer youth program. Front Porch to host Basketball charity game Local WeatherThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, w ith a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, w ith a low around 68. South wind between 3 and 5 mph. Extended ForecastFriday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, w ith a low around 69. East wind around 6 mph. Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind at 8 mph becoming west. Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Sunday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. W eather Forecast


Project Graduation honors the graduates w ith an alcohol and drug free party to be held J une 1. The party will be held at Immokalee High School following the graduation ceremony. Your charitable support in the past has made this program the highlight of the y ear for the graduates. Without your help, this project would not be possible. This year w e are expecting to graduate a total of 280 seniors. Please send your donations to: Immokalee High School ATT: Project Graduation 701 Immokalee Drive Immokalee, FL 34142 If you prefer to have your donation picked up, or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Veronica Guerrero 239-377-1819 or Priscilla Guerrero at 239-658-7010/239-377-1800. Project Graduation needs donations NOTIFICACI"N DE AUDIENCIA PBLICA Y NOTIFICACI"N DE INTENCI"N DE ADOPTAR UNA ORDENANZAPor este medio se noti“ca que la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Collier [Collier County Board of County Commissioners] llevar a cabo una audiencia pblica el da Lunes, 18 de Junio, 2012 a las 6:00 p.m. ubicada en el Auditorio del Immokalee High School. Direccin: 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee, FL 34142. El propsito de dicha audiencia es reconsiderar las recomendaciones respecto a la adopcin de enmiendas a la Peticin CP-2008-5 sobre el Plan de Manejo del Crecimiento [Growth Management Plan] espec“camente al Plan Maestro del rea de Immokalee y el Mapa de Uso Futuro de Terrenos de Immokalee; al Elemento de Preservacin y Administracin Costera el Elemento de Uso Futuro de Terrenos y los Mapas de Uso Futuro de Terrenos y la serie de Mapas que han de ser enviados al Departamento de Oportunidades Econmicas de la Florida; El ttulo de la ordenanza es como sigue: ORDENANZA Nm. 12_______ UNA ORDENANZA QUE ENMIENDA LA ORDENANZA NM. 89-05, DE LA FORMA EN QUE HA SIDO ENMENDADA, EL PLAN DE MANEJO DEL CRECIMIENTO DEL CONDADO DE COLLIER CORRESPONDIENTE AL REA NO INCORPORADA DEL CONDADO DE COLLIER, FLORIDA, ESTIPULANDO: ENMIENDAS AL PLAN MAESTRO DEL REA DE IMMOKALEE Y AL MAPA DE USO FUTURO DE TERRENOS DEL PLAN MAESTRO DEL REA DE IMMOKALEE; AL ELEMENTO DE PRESERVACI"N Y ADMINISTRACI"N COSTERA Y ENMIENDAS AL ELEMENTO DE USO FUTURO DE TERRENOS Y AL MAPA DE USO FUTURO DE TERRENOS Y A LA SERIE DE MAPAS CORRESPONDIENTE; ADEMS RECOMIENDA QUE LAS ENMIENDAS ADOPTADAS SEAN ENVIADAS AL DEPARTAMEN TO DE OPORTUNIDADES ECON"MICAS DE LA FLORIDA; ESTIPULANDO DIVISIBILIDAD; Y ESTIPULANDO UNA FECHA DE ENTRADA EN VIGOR. CP-2008-5, Peticin solicitando enmiendas al Plan Maestro del rea de Immokalee y al Mapa de Uso Futuro de Terrenos del Plan Maestro del rea de Immokalee [Immokalee Area Master Plan and Immokalee Area Master Plan Future Land Use Map], para realizar revisiones a todo el Plan Maestro que incluyan: aumentos de las super“cies comerciales en acres, super“cies industriales en acres, y la densidad residencial que se permita; eliminacin de algunas designaciones existentes; creacin de una nueva designacin para la ubicacin del Aeropuerto Regional de Immokalee; y redesignacin de aproximadamente 103 acres que sean transferidas al rea Urbana de Immokalee de las reas Agrcola/Rurales que se encuentran dentro del rea de Manejo de Tierras Rurales como se identi“can en Poltica 6.2.5 del Elemento de Preservacin y Administracin Costera para el tratamiento de la parte del Sistema Tira del Lago Trafford y Campo Keais que se encuentra dentro del rea Urbana de Immokalee como Terrenos Neutros para la retencin de vegetracin el Mapa de Uso Futuro de Terrenos de todo el condado. Adems, el personal solicita enmiendas al Mapa de Uso Futuro de Terrenos y a la Serie de Mapas del Elemento de Uso Futuro de Terrenos para demostrar la redesignacin de las 103 acres transferidas al rea Urbana de Immokalee. [Coordinadora: Carolina Valera, Planicadora Principal] Se invita a todas las partes interesadas a que hagan acto de presencia y sean escuchadas. Copias de la propuesta Enmienda al Plan de Manejo del Crecimiento estn disponibles para ser revisadas en la O“cina del Secretario del Condado de Collier, en el 4to piso, Edi“cio Administrativo, Condado de Collier, Centro Gubernamental del Condado de Collier, East Naples, Florida; y en el Departamento de Servicios para la Urbanizacin de Terrenos, Seccin de Plani“cacin Comprehensiva, 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m., de lunes a viernes. Cualquier pregunta relativa a cualquiera de estos documentos debe ser hecha al Departamento de Servicio de Urbanizacin de Terrenos, (239-252-2387). Los comentarios entregados por escrito al Departamento de Servicio de Urbanizacin de Terrenos, Seccin de Plani“cacin Comprehensiva, antes de Lunes, 18 de Junio, 2012 sern ledos y considerados en la audiencia pblica. Si usted decide apelar cualquier decisin del Consejo de Comisionados del Condado de Collier respecto a cualquier asunto que se discuti en dicha audiencia o reunin, necesitar un registro de dicha reunin, y para dicho propsito puede que necesite asegurarse de que un registro literal de la reunin se lleve a cabo. Dicho registro debe incluir el testimonio y la evidencia sobre los que han de apoyarse la apelacin. Si usted es una persona minusvlida que necesita cualquier tipo de asistencia para poder participar en esta reunin, usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno para usted, a que se le suministre cierta asistencia. De ser as, por favor pngase en contacto con el Departamento de Manejo de Instalaciones del Condado Collier [Collier County Facilities Management Department] ubicado en el 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101, Naples, FL 341125356, (239) 252-8380, antes de la reunin. En la O“cina del Consejo de Comisionados del Condado tenemos disponibles dispositivos de asistencia a la audicin para las personas que tienen discapacidades auditivas. CONSEJO DE COMISIONADOS DEL CONDADO CONDADO DE COLLIER, FLORIDA FRED W. COYLE, PRESIDENTE DWIGHT E. BROCK, CLERK Por: Martha Vergara, O“cinista Diputado (SELLO) 4 Immokalee Bulletin May 31, 2012 Nationwide Insurance comes to ImmokaleeNationwide Insurance has partnered with Bruce Hendry Insurance in Immokalee offering Auto, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Worker’s Comp, Boat, Motorcycle, RV and more... Call or stop by for an “One Your Side” review. 239-657-3614 711 W Main St Immokalee Graduation time is here!By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools The song lyric goes, “It’s a time for joy, a time for tears, a time we’ll treasure through the years. We’ll remember always, graduation day.” And tomorrow IS graduation day for about 300 seniors graduating from Immokalee High School and another 2,200 or so seniors graduating from other Collier County public high schools. As the song tells us, it w ill be a special day: “When the ivy walls are far behind, no matter where our paths may wind, we’ll remember always, graduation day.” Okay, so Immokalee High School doesn’t have ivy climbing its walls, but our students and family members will no doubt make great memories tomorrow evening, and hopefully the students have great memories of their days attending high school here. The lyrics of the “Graduation Day” song, recorded by the Four Freshmen and Tommy Sands way back in the 1950s, and sung by The Arbors and Beach Boys in the 60s, speak to the sadness and happiness of the day: “Though we leave in sorrow, all the joys we’ve known, we can face tomorrow knowing we’ll never walk alone.” Seniors do face the unknown, a real world existing outside the safe con nes of a high school, be it on a college campus or in the workplace. But hopefully, thanks to values instilled in them by family and school, they are well-prepared for what we hope will be a bright future. On behalf of Collier County Public Schools, I pass along heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduates – the members of the Class of 2012! Have a happy Graduation Day! Enjoy your ceremony tomorrow evening at Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers. And grads, please don’t forget about Project Graduation – from 11 p.m. tomorrow night through 4 a.m. Saturday morning – at the Greater Naples YMCA on Pine Ridge Road near Airport Road in Naples. It’s a safe, fun way to celebrate with an all-night buffet, “laser battle,” karaoke, something called “money machine madness,” mechanical bull riding, arcade games, a photo booth, rock wall, lots of prizes, a DJ spinning the tunes for dancing, and a ton of other great stuff. The district thanks the YMCA and everyone involved, including a bunch of volunteers, for making Project Graduation the huge success it is. It’s a life saver! Congratulations again to all of our graduates, our Immokalee “Indians.” Way to go! You did it! Continue to dream your dreams and start in now to make them all come true! Students First Indians Replica Jersey saleJersey Price is $60 without a name on the back or $65 with a name on the back. Coletta to visit ImmokaleeCommissioner Coletta will be holding ofce hours in Immokalee on June 6, at the CRA Of ce at 1320 North 15th Street (S.R. 29, north of Lake Trafford Road) from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Commissioner Coletta will be attending the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. at the Roma In Havana Restaurant, located at 1025 West Main Street. The public is welcome. We encourage you to bring a friend and attend this v ery informative meeting. He will also be attending the Rotary Luncheon at noon p.m. Commissioner Coletta is a fellow Rotarian and invites you to join him. Anyone who would like an appointment to meet with him, please contact his Aide, Paula Springs, at 239-252-8097.


AVI SOU JIJMAN PIBLIK ANSANM AK AVI SOU ENTANSYON POU ADOPTE YON "DONANSAvi sa a se pou anonse ke reprezantan ki nan Komisyon Konsy Administrasyon Collier County a pral ganize yon reyinyon piblik jou lendi 18 Jen 2012 la a 6 p.m ., nan oditorym Lekl Segond Immokalee a, ki lokalize nan 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee, FL. 34142. Rezon ki f yo pral ganize reyinyon piblik la se pou rekonsidere rekmandasyon sou adopsyon amandman Petisyon CP-2008-5 apwopo Plan Jesyon Devlopman yo; espesi“kman sou Plan Prensipal nan Zn Immokalee ak Kat Jeyogra“k sou Itilizasyon T nan Immokalee Alavni; Eleman Konsvasyon ak Jesyon Kot yo ansanm avk Eleman sou itilizasyon T Alavni ak Kat Jeyogra“k sou Itilizasyon T Alavni ak seri Kat Jeyogra“k pou transmisyon Optinite Depatman Ekonomik Florida; Tit donans la prezante konsa: "DONANS NO. 12_______ YON "DONANS KI AP AMANDE "DONANS NO. 89-05, JAN YO TE AMANDE LI, PLAN JESYON KWASANS COLLIER COUNTY POU Z"N KI PA ENK"PORE NAN COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA L LI PWOKIRE POU: AMANDMAN POU PLAN DOMINAN NAN Z"N IMMOKALEE PLAN DOMINAN POU T YO PRAL ITILIZE A LAVNI POU KAT JEYOGRAFIK KI NAN Z"N IMMOKALEE; AMANDMAN POU ELEMAN KONSVASYON AK JESYON KOT YO, AK AMANDMAN POU ELEMAN ITILIZASYON T AK ITILIZASYON KAT AK SERI KAT JEYOGRAFIK A LAVNI; E PLIS ANK" POU REK"MANDE ADOPSYON POU TRANSMT AMANDMAN YO BAY DEPATMAN OP"TINITE EKONOMIK FLORIDA; POU PWOKIRE FASON POU TRETE LWA SA A; AK POU BAY YON DAT KE LI AP EFEKTIF. CP-2008-5, Petisyon ki mande amandman pou Plan Dominan nan Zn Immokalee ak Plan Dominan pou Itilizasyon T pou Kat Jeyogra“k a Lavni, pou f revizyon nan tout Plan Dominan yo ki pou enkli: ogmante sip“si komsyal, sip“si endistriyl, epi pmt dansite rezidansyl; eliminasyon kk deziyasyon ki ekziste; kreyasyon yon nouvo deziyasyon pou sit Ayewop Rejyonal Immokalee; epi, redeziyasyon apwoksimativman 103 demiekta pou Zn Iben oubyen Lavil Immokalee apati Zn Agrikilti/Riral nan Zn T pou Svis Riral jan yo idantifye sa nan T pou Itilizasyon Kat Jeyogra“k a Lavni ki nan zn andey yo. Anplis de sa, manb psonl la mande yon amandman nan Rgleman Lwa 6.2.5 sou Eleman Konsvasyon ak Jesyon Kot yo pou trete psyon Sistm Kan Keais Lake Trafford sa a ki chita andedan Zn Iben Immokalee a km T Net ki ap rezve pou vejetasyon, ak pou Itilizasyon T a Lavni pou Kat Jeyogra“k yo ak Seri Kat Jeyogra“k pou Eleman Itilizasyon T a Lavni yo pou montre redeziyasyon 103 demo-ekta pou Zn Iben oubyen Lavil Immokalee a. [Kodinatris: Carolina Valera, Plani“katris Prensipal] Tout pati ki enterese yo envite pou vin f tande vwa yo. Kopi Amandman Plan Jesyon yo pwopoze a disponib pou enspeksyon nan Biwo Clerk Collier County a, 4m etaj, nan Edi“s ki loje Biwo Administrasyon an, kote Sant Gouvnman Collier County a chita, East Naples, Florida; ak nan Depatman Svis Devlopman T yo, Seksyon Plani“kasyon Konpl, 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida soti 8:00 a.m. pou rive 5:00 p.m., soti lendi pou rive vandredi. Nenpt kesyon ou genyen konsnan dokiman sa yo ta dwe ale jwenn Depatman Svis Devlopman T yo. (239-252-2387). Yo pral li kmant ekri ki rive nan Depatman Svis Devlopman T yo, Seksyon Plani“kasyon Konpl yo avan lendi 18 Jen 2012 epi yo pral konsidere yo nan reyinyon piblik la. Si yon moun deside ale an apl kont nenpt desizyon Komisyon Konsy Administrasyon Collier County a pran apwopo nenpt sij ke yo konsidere nan reyinyon sa a, li pral bezwen yon dosye sou desizyon sa yo, e pou rezon sa yo li kapab bezwen asire ke yo prepare yon dosye ki eksplike sa ki di yo mo pa mo, epi dosye sa yo ap enkli temwanyaj ak evidans li ap konsidere pou baze desizyon li pran pou ale an apl la. Si ou se yon moun andikape ki bezwen nenpt akomodasyon pou w kapab patisipe nan reyinyon yo, ou gen dwa pou w jwenn asistans ke ou bezwen, san ke ou pa peye anyen pou sa. Tanpri kontakte Depatman Jesyon Ekipman ak Enstalasyon Collier County a, ki lokalize nan 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101, Naples, FL 341125356, (239) 252-8380, avan reyinyon an. Genyen apary ki disponib pou ede moun ki pa tande byen yo koute sa ki ap di yo nan Biwo Komisyon Konsy Administrasyon Collier County a. KONSY ADMINISTRASYON KOMISYON COUNTY A COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA FRED W. COYLE, PREZIDAN DWIGHT E. BROCK, CLERK Pa: Martha Vergara, Grefye Komisyon an (SO) 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 31, 2012 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Lucy OrtizMujeres Campesinas UnidasOn April 30, a group of farm worker women and supporters went to Florida Gulf Coast University and met with Mr. Julio Estremera from the Small Business Development Center. He assisted them in ling as a new Florida non-pro t organization as Mujeres Campesinas Unidas de Florida, Inc. They have been working for the past two years after a weekend long leadership training provided by Mily Trevino-Sauceda from Lideras Campesinas of California. If you are interested in joining this new group or learning more about their agenda to promote leadership for farm worker women, please contact Socorro 239.352.7379 or 954.534.5244. Standing members in this photo are (l to r) Felix Hernandez, Maria Hernandez, secretary; Socorro Perez, president, and Julio Estremera. Bottom row are supporters Lucy Ortiz and Ligia Londono. Ernestina Ojeda, treasurer. Submitted photoNew Executive DirectorThe Immokalee Chamber would like to welcome Susan Golden, new executive director of Immokalee Housing & Family Services. The two groups look forward to a great partnership.


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For more information, please call 239-657-4130 or email:immokaleechild@aol.com Set Up and CP Tech needed in the Service department at Everglades Farm Equipment in Immokalee. Quali ed applicants must have experience working with John Deere Equipment. Applications can be picked up at: 775 E Main Street, Immokalee or contact; Dave at 239-657-4413 for more information. NURSE MANAGER Immokalee Pregnancy Center is seeking a parttime Nurse Manager. The position will post till June 15. See www.partnerso pc.org for job description and application process. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. 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A new draft of the ve-year update to the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan for the state is available for review. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for public input. The threatened gopher tortoise is classi ed as a keystone species, because its extensive burrows offer shelter to more than 350 other species such as the federally threatened eastern indigo snake. Gopher tortoises were identi ed more than 235 years ago by naturalist William Bartram as he explored Florida. "Gopher tortoise burrows average 6.5 feet deep and 15 feet long, provide a home for hundreds of other species and offer great amenities: constant temperature, refuge from res and bad weather, and protection from predators," said Deborah Burr, the FWC's gopher tortoise plan coordinator. "When gopher tortoises decline, so do the occupants of their burrows, such as indigo snakes, gopher frogs and burrowing owls. "The revised draft Gopher Tortoise Management Plan for the rst time addresses the total picture of the tortoise and its tenants," Burr said. The draft plan and link to comment on the plan are available at MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise. Public comment will be accepted on the draft plan through June 25. More than 100 individuals and stakeholders already have made suggestions on improving the original 2007 plan, through written input and a public meeting. The draft revisions to the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan are scheduled to go before the FWC's Commissioners at their Sept. 5-6 meeting. The objectives of the draft plan are: Minimize loss of gopher tortoises by ensuring humane, responsible relocation from lands slated for development; Increase and improve species' habitat; Enhance and restore populations where the species no longer occurs or has been severely depleted; Maintain its function as a keystone species by also conserving commensal species. Florida's rst Gopher Tortoise Management Plan was approved by the FWC in 2007 and was scheduled to be updated ve years later. Under the original plan, Florida has made progress in slowing the decline of gopher tortoises by providing options to move tortoises off lands slated for development as well as opportunities for homeowners and landowners interested in conserving tortoises on their property. Since 2007, the plan has restored and managed an annual average of 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat, expanded protected tortoise habitat by more than 6,500 acres, and humanely relocated than 4,000 gopher tortoises from development sites to public and private properties that afford the species long-term conservation. Stakeholders in the Gopher Tortoise Technical Assistance Group were instrumental in the development and implementation o f the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan and continue to provide input during the plan's revision process. Assistance group representatives come from a wide range of interests: industry, conservation, land development, state and local government, universities and research, commercial services, private landowners, large federal and state land managers, animal advocacy and the general public. In Florida, it is illegal to harm gopher tortoises or their burrows. Business & Service Directory AUCTION ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 7 Immokalee Bulletin May 31, 2012 The rst week of June is National Fishing and Boating Week. This year, start and end the week's festivities by taking advantage of one of Florida's license-free shing days. Saltwater recreational anglers can sh without a license on June 2 and freshwater recreational shers on June 9. There couldn't be a better time to get out on the water and try y our hand at some of Florida's ne shing on these two Saturdays. Thirty-four states, including Florida and Georgia, will have license-free shing days during the June 2 through June 10 National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of shing and boating. "Florida's license-free shing days are an excellent opportunity to share the fun, excitement and togetherness of a shing trip w ith the entire family. This also is a great time for experienced anglers to introduce friends to the sport, even if they don't have a shing license," said Nick Wiley, FWC executive director. "By having these events on weekends, we hope Florida residents and visitors will experience the joy of saltwater and freshwater shing. We expect many will discover a healthy sport they can enjoy for a lifetime." Saltwater anglers can try their hand at catching a red snapper, which will be open for harvest in Gulf and Atlantic state waters and Gulf federal waters on the June 2, saltwater license-free shing day. Want to stick a little closer to shore? Try your hand at nearshore species such as spotted seatrout or red drum. Now that school is out or almost out and people are in vacation mode, anglers will nd June a great time to introduce a child to shing or encourage a friend who hasn't been shing for a while to get on the water. Almost everyone in Florida is within 45 minutes of a freshwater shing hole. Dawn or dusk may be your best shing times, but if you go midday, seek out the shadows around piers or fallen trees, or look for bass and bream under oating vegetation mats and in other shaded areas to enhance your success. Fishing is a low-cost, wholesome form of entertainment, which is why the FWC offers four days when a recreational shing license is not needed. Can't make the June 2 or June 9 license-free shing days? The FWC also made Sept. 1 a license-free saltwater shing day, which not only falls on a holiday weekend, but is during the popular bay scallop and spiny lobster seasons. Each year, the rst Saturday in April and second Saturday in June will be license-free freshwater shing days. The state's abundant resources, coupled with responsible freshwater and saltwater sh management, are why Florida is known as the "Fishing Capital of the World." All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your shing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for shing tips, locations and rules. Visit MyFWC.com and click on "Calendar" to learn more about boating-safet y events during National Fishing and Boating Week and year-round. License-free saltwater, freshwater shing fun is coming Gopher Tortoise Management Plan draft updated, ready for public input 2011 Quality on tap report now availableThe 2011 Quality on Tap Report has been mailed to all of our customers. This report shows the results of our water quality monitoring for the period from January through December 2011. Additional copies w ill be available at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, 1300 N. 15th Street, Suite 2, Immokalee Branch Library, at 417 North 1st Street, Lake Trafford Marina at 6001 Lake Trafford Road, and in the IWSD of ce at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee. Copies are also available for download from our website: (www.-iw-sd.com) in both English and Spanish. En Espanol La Calidad 2011 en el Informe de Grifo ha sido enviada a todos nuestros clientes. Este informe muestra los resultados de nuestra escucha de calidad de agua para el per’odo de Enero al Diciembre de 2011. Las copias adicionales est‡n disponibles en la Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, 1300 N 15th Street, Suite 2, en la Biblioteca de Immokalee, en 417 1a Calle del Norte, Lago Trafford Marina en 6001 Lago Camino de Trafford, y en la o cina IWSD en 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee. Copias tambiŽn est‡n disponibles para su descarga desde nuestra p‡gina Web: (www.-iw-sd.com) en InglŽs y Espa–ol. IWSD releases 2011 Quality on tap report Courtesy photo/ FWCThere are more regulations regarding these familiar Gopher tortoises than you might think. It is illegal to move them from property to be developed before securing a proper permit.


The Immokalee Foundation students recently spent a day at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, experiencing the ballpark and w atching the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox. Last November, TIF supporter Ted Nering attended TIF’s 2011 Charity Classic Celebration, where he placed the winning bid on an auction item – a day at the ballpark with the Minnesota Twins. It was a bid inspired by his grandchildren, Nicholas and Diana, who had their own hopes of attending a professional baseball game. The group took photos on the eld, sat in the dugout, toured the press box, enjoyed the game in a private suite overlooking the park with lunch and received an of cial Twins baseball cap. The 2012 Charity Classic Celebration is slated for Nov. 16 at The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. For additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. TIF students’ experience at ballpark was a homerun only our name is changing . providing quality healthcare for all since 1977three convenient immokalee locations childrens care & womens care immokalee / fsu | 1441 Heritage Blvd. | P 239.658.3011 family care itech | 508 North Ninth Street #142 | P 239.657.6363 dental care & family care immokalee | 1454 Madison Avenue | P 239.658.3000 www.healthcareswfl.org HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 8 Immokalee Bulletin May 31, 2012 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFImmokalee Foundation students enjoy a day at the Ballpark in Ft. Myers with Foundation supporter, Ted Nehring who won the bid on the day during a charity auction last November. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Nathan SloanHoops tourneyMemorial Day weekend basketball players enjoyed pizza and gatorade and enjoyed the music played by DJ Reggie. The 10 team elimination tournament named its MVP as Keshawn Richardson. In the photo on left, Darius Robinson takes a high- ying shot at the basket. It was nice to see the whole city of Immokalee out having a good time. The whole tournament was sponsered by T.R.I.G. Entertainment. Go to YouTube for Highlights of the Tournament can be seen on YouTube under T.R.I.G. Entertainment 3 0n 3 Basketball Tourney.