Pending FL Legislation of Likely Interest to NP Residents
SB 266: Establishment and operation of home businesses in residential neighborhoods
- Rationale: promote entrepreneurship among FL citizens.
- A home based business is operated by a resident home owner and may have 2 additional non-resident employees.
o Parking complies with local zoning
o No substantial increase in traffic, noise, waste or recycling
o Local govt may not license, regulate or enact ordinances that impact home based businesses
- Rationale: Compliance with sunshine laws
- Prohibits code inspectors from initiating investigations of potential violations of codes and ordinances because of anonymous complaints.
- Prohibits code inspectors from starting enforcement proceedings for potential violations of codes and ordinances because of anonymous complaints.
- Requires persons who report potential violations of codes and ordinances to provide name and address to the governing body before an investigation occurs:
HB 219: Vacation rentals
- Rationale: Make rules and regulations the same for all vacation rentals in the state.
- The Division of Hotels and Restaurants (Division) in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will regulate/license/and inspect vacation rentals
- HB 219 prevents local governments from prohibiting/regulating the duration of vacation rentals
- Requires vacation operations to display license and tax id
- Requires Inspections 2X/yr
- Requires license and tax id be displayed on the advertising platform (VRBO, Beachside rentals, etc.)
- Sexual offenders in vacation rentals must register with the local sheriff
- None of this applies to condos, co-ops, or HOAs which may restrict dwelling use
Make your opinion known!:
- Kathleen Passidomo. State senator District 28:
- Bob Rommel: State representative for District 106. (committee chair for HB 219)
- Andy Solis, CC commissioner email: [email protected]
Naples Park Infrastructure Optimization Progress Update
In 2013, the Public Utilities Department started a multi-year program to replace potable water and wastewater pipes that have reached the end of their useful lives. In 2017, the Growth Management Department combined efforts to form the Public Utility Renewal (PUR) program which included stormwater improvements. The Collier County Board of County Commissioners has approved the following projects to date:
- 91st and 92nd Avenues North: Water main replacement completed 11/14/14.
- 93rd and 94th Avenues North: Water main replacement completed 1/23/15.
- 97th Avenue North (700 Block): Water and sewer main replacement completed 2/22/15.
- 107th Avenue North Public Utility Renewal (PUR): Water and sewer replacement and wastewater force main installation, combined with stormwater improvements from Vanderbilt Drive to 8th Street. Completed 5/16/2018
- 110th Avenue North PUR: Water and sewer replacement combined with stormwater improvements from Vanderbilt Drive to U.S. 41. Completed 5/16/2018
- 95th Avenue North PUR: Water and sewer replacement combined with stormwater improvements from Vanderbilt Drive to U.S. 41. Completed 1/13/2020
- 96th Avenue North PUR: Water and sewer replacement combined with stormwater improvements from Vanderbilt Drive to U.S. 41. Scheduled to be completed 4/2021
The following project is pending Board approval:
- 108th and 109th Avenues North PUR: Water and sewer replacement combined with stormwater improvements from Vanderbilt Drive to U.S. 41. Scheduled to be completed July 2022.
The following streets are scheduled to be designed in 2021 under the PUR program with construction planned in 2022-23 depending on infrastructure condition and available funding:
- 98th and 99th Avenues North
- 105th and 106th Avenues North
As funding is available, similar improvements are planned to continue throughout the Naples Park Area; however, a more detailed sequence has not yet been defined or approved.
108/109th Phone Line: 239 269-1890
Email: [email protected]