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Ride Around Meeting Minutes for June 7, 2023

Colonial Country Club
Community Development District

A Ride Around Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Colonial Country Club Community Development District was held on June 7, 2023 at 8 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club Golf Course at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers, Florida.

Present and constituting a quorum were:

Sally Hefti – Vice Chair
Howard Klein – Assistant Secretary
Giovanna Scuderi – Assistant Secretary
Joseph Zajac – Assistant Secretary

Also present was:

Cal Teague – District Manager, Premier District Management (PDM)
Chris Pepin – Field Manager, Field Management Services
Patrick Tohill – Director of Agronomy for the Golf Course
Doug Smith – Board of Directors, Colonial Country Club Community Association

The following is a summary of the actions taken at the Colonial Country Club Community Development District (CDD) Board of Supervisors ride around meeting.

FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call

The Colonial Country Club Community Development District Ride Around Meeting was called to order and Vice Chair Hefti and District Manager Teague called the roll at 8:08 a.m. All members were present, except Chair Worthington and Supervisor Zajac. Supervisor Zajac arrived at 8:37 a.m. Also in attendance were Chris Pepin, the Field Manager, Patrick Tohill, Director of Agronomy for the Golf Course, and Doug Smith, Board of Directors of the Colonial Country Club Community Association.

SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments on Agenda Items

Doug Smith, a newly appointed member of the Board of Directors for the Colonial Country Club Community Association, requested to join the Ride Around, because he would like to know more about the CDD and what services it provides to the community. He commented that he appreciated the opportunity to attend.

THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Community Assets Inspection

Patrick Tohill presented the Golf Committee’s proposed improvements to the first nine holes of the golf course, because some of the improvements affect the lake banks and will need the Board’s approval. He explained the suggested changes on holes 1, 3, 7, and 9, and answered the Board’s questions. Because Mr. Tohill had to leave to attend another meeting, he and the Board agreed to review the proposed changes on the “back 9” of the golf course at the next ride around in September, when more information will be available.

The Board then inspected the butterfly gardens, and it was noted that they both needed weeding and the installation of mulch. The Board also agreed to have paver stones placed in front of the educational sign which identifies the species of the native butterflies. The Board requested Field Manager Pepin to address all that was discussed.

There was discussion on other assets of the community, and Field Manager Pepin provided his input. It was concluded that everything was in good condition.

District Manager Teague explained that US bank, the trustee, had failed to invest the District’s debt funds into a higher yield account. Initially, US Bank had stated that the Board must authorize them to place the funds into an interest-bearing account. Therefore, District Manager Teague had planned to seek this authorization today, but he had discovered that it had been done in 2013, so a new agreement was not needed. District Manager Teague stated that staff will determine if reimbursement for lost investment income is possible.

FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS Supervisor Requests/Comments

The Board requested that Engineer Marshall attend the next Ride Around in September.


There were no Audience comments.


On MOTION by Supervisor Zajac, seconded by Vice Chair Hefti, with all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 a.m.

The Next Regular Meeting will be on June 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Secretary/Assistant Secretary
Chair/Vice Chair