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Robb Klucik Takes Seat on AMSCD Board

Robb Klucik was sworn in Tuesday as a supervisor on the Ave Maria Stewardship Community District board, becoming the first resident to be directly elected by residents to serve on the five-member board.

The supervisors had relatively little to deal with at the meeting, approving an agreement with the Maple Ridge development to provide, for a nominal sum, maintenance to improvements made to the neighborhood through bonds taken out by the district. The main improvements were for new roads, including part of Anthem Parkway, and Maple Ridge residents are responsible for the payments on the bonds.

Board members also authorized an appraisal of lands that are owned by the district and an update to the methodology used to determine how the district's operations and maintenance expenses are allocated among landowners in Ave Maria. District Manager Todd Wodraska noted that the lion's share of those expenses are borne by developers and said that he expected that a new methodology would have a negligible impact on the annual assessments paid by residents.

In a discussion of items not on the published agenda, David Genson, a Barron Collier vice president who is the developers' representative to the board, said that promised signage specifying where golf carts are permitted to be driven is pending county approval and should be in place soon. He said plans to make the intersection of Anthem Parkway and Ave Maria Blvd. a four-way stop also are pending county approval which he said was expected in two or three weeks.

Residents also asked representatives of the Collier County Sheriff's Office who were at the meeting to look at stepping up enforcement of golf cart regulations, especially those requiring golf cart drivers to be at least 15 and hold a valid driver's license or learner's permit.

The board also heard proposals for how to limit damage from large trucks to the traffic circle at Ave Maria Blvd. and Milano and additional suggestions for modifications to the intersection will be presented at the next board meeting scheduled for June 6 at which a preliminary budget for the next fiscal year will also be presented.

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