Note from the CGPOA Board of Directors (Greg Daniels): Hello everyone. As the Acting President I have been told I needed to write something for the monthly e-minder. I'll keep it short. 2019 has been an interesting year. As a POA we have had a few challenges. We started the year with no President or Vice President. Your Board of Directors stepped up and rotated responsibilities, while not a perfect solution it ended up working out and keeping us going with minimal issues. This Association is here to serve Cudjoe Gardens, we are only as strong as our members. Your participation is appreciated and helps make our community better. If you have a few hours a month to volunteer please let us know. For 2020 we have several big challenges ahead that will affect us all. From FEMA's redrawing of flood maps to the potential addition of 3000 ROGO units in the county, we are here to represent you and your concerns. Everyone should have received ballots and the newsletter, if you have not please let me know. Again, your participation is appreciated.
Cudjoe Gardens Christmas Party (Daniel Border): The annual Cudjoe Gardens Christmas party was held at Boondocks. We had a great turnout, with 71 attending. Boondocks did a great job for us. The food was excellent and plentiful. Everyone attending took home a Christmas decorated wine glass and one person at each table won the center piece. Did you notice the Coldwell Banker banner behind the food serving area? Coldwell Banker donated $2,500 toward our party. We thank Diane Corrlies and Coldwell Banker for this generous donation.
Cudjoe Gardens Holiday Lights Awards(Randy McDonald):
Most Spectacular: Tim Cherry and Peggy Jent have the most spectacular display for the fourth year in a row. 20926 9th Ave. W. This truly spectacular light display covers the property and house with a “must see” extravaganza.
Best Spirit of Christmas:
Perennial winner Cindy Dresow again captured the Best Spirit of Christmas. Her lavish display is spread over her double lot covering a large part of Seventh East. 2
1023 7th Ave. E
Most Original: Greg and Donna Daniels unleashed the Flamingos again this year to capture the Most Original award. 20971 6th Ave. W. “Let’s Jingle and Flamingle”
Judges Special Award: Jo and Bernie Socha lit up First Avenue West with multiple Christmas delights and lighted pathways. 20750 1st Ave.W.
Judges Special Award: Dick and Carol Odgers illuminated Sixth East with lighted palms, pond, and a Christmas tree to grace the end of the court. 21091 6th Ave. E.
Lighted Bike Parade and After Party (Cindy Dresow): As you can see from the photos below, the lighted bike parade was a huge success.
CGPOA Happy Hour (Cindy Dresow):Thursday, January 16th at 5pm at Looe Key Tiki Bar, Mile Marker 27 ½. Looe Key Tiki Bar has great drink prices during their daily Happy Hour, which ends at 6:30PM. Join friends and neighbors Thursday, January 16 at Looe Key Tiki Bar. Everyone from Cudjoe Gardens will receive 30% off all appetizers, compliments of the owners, Jim & Deb, who live in Cudjoe Gardens.
Entertainment by “Rockin Randall"
Snowbird Meeting and Party (Cindy Dresow): Please come and join the fun as we welcome our snowbirds back to Cudjoe.
Ongoing Events (Cindy Dresow):Big Pine & Lower Keys Nautical Expo. Sat, Jan 11 (8-4) & Sun, Jan 12 (8-2)
90 vendors -all things nautical, and artwork.
Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Grounds
MM31 31020 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key
Lower Keys Calendar of on-going events: There is something for everyone, which includes bicycling, bingo, computer club, exercise, paddle boarding, quilting, rowing, singing and more. Check out the attached link.
Monthly Board Meeting: CGPOA
Monthly Board Meeting will be Monday, January 13th
at the home of Cindy Dresow, 21023
7th Avenue East at 7pm.
Cudjoe Regional WWTP Deep Well(Jan Edelstein): We continue to be stymied by DEP in our quest
to have the Settlement Agreement adhered to – that is, the shallow wells are to be permitted only for use as
backup to the deep well in the event of breakdown or scheduled maintenance of the deep well.
We have a meeting with FKAA at Cudjoe Regional in the first week of January, after which we will know
if we have to apply to the Circuit Court to obtain compliance with the Settlement Agreement regarding
shallow wells. On a separate track, we have requested a public hearing on the proposed new
operational permit for the deep well. (The deep well is permitted separately from the treatment plant
and shallow wells.) Unfortunately, the proposed deep well permit also fails to identify the deep well as
the sole, primary method of wastewater disposal.
Rain Report (Randy McDonald): The rain total
for December was 4.96 inches largely due to
the heavy rain of 3.56” on December 23rd. To
check rainfall more often, go to:
https://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/StationPrecipSummary.aspx and enter my station: FL-MN-6.
Property Owner’s Concerns:
If a property owner has a specific concern,
it must be mailed to the Cudjoe Gardens
Property Owners Association (CGPOA) or
given to a Board Member in writing.
It will then be discussed at the following
Board of Directors Meeting and kept on record. Please mail any correspondence to: CGPOA, PO Box 420121, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042.
2020 CGPOA Board of Directors
Welcome to The Cudjoe Gardens Property Owners Association
The CGPOA Board meets every second
Monday of each month. White Board signs
are posted at each street entrance, indicating
the date, time, and place of the board meeting.
Members are welcome to attend.
If you have a community concern you can
send it in writing to CGPOA P0Box 420121
Cudjoe Key, FL. 33042. The CGPOA Board
is comprised of volunteers from the community. If you are interested in serving let us know. For more information and community resources visit www.cudjoegardens.org.
Vice President: Vacant
Recording Secretary: Cindy Dresow
(305) 744-0558 email: email@example.com
Corresponding Secretary: Jan M Edelstein
(208) 720-0709 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Chris Cauley
(716) 583-5757 email:
Director: Mary Bell
(312) 810-8282 email: email@example.com
Director: Dan Border
(305) 962-0437 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Greg Daniels
(305) 407-4009 email: email@example.com
Director: David Dornseif
(312) 810-2222 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Walt Drabinski
(305) 394-0784 email: email@example.com
Director: Richard Schugar
(303) 218-8285 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Pete Pedersen
(305) 744-9802 email: email@example.com
Asst. Director Debbie Saavedra (eMinder) (813) 924-4327 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Director: Randy McDonald (Canal Water Sampling)
(305) 587-0690 email: email@example.com
Asst. Director: Jo Socha (Neighborhood Watch)
(305) 393-2466 email: firstname.lastname@example.org