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Cindy Morrell

Membership New Members Are Joining

Cindy Morrell, Director

July/August, 2017

Happy Fourth of July! In some places, the Fourth marks the midpoint of summer vacation. Here in PGI, summer is just starting to sizzle.

Attention New Members…on July 26, PGICA will host a New Member Reception. Anyone who has joined since our last reception on March 22 or any member who has never attended a New Member Reception is invited to attend. PGICA will host a Happy Hour Event from 5-7, Wednesday, July 26. The clubs and organizations from PGICA will be on hand to entice you to join their groups. It is a great opportunity to learn about your Civic Association and make new friends. Call 941-637-1655 to reserve your spot!

Please spread the word about your association. Did you know that only about one half of the residents of PGI belong to the association and yet everyone benefits from our hard work? Please share with your neighbors the information about the clubs and activities you enjoy because you are a member.

In addition to all the social benefits offered at PGICA, our organization continues to represent you and your community in local government. Punta Gorda Isles was established as a “Deed Restricted Community” when it was opened for sales. Under Florida law, deed restrictions expire 30 years after initial sale unless renewed by the controlling body, currently the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. In 1995, the decision was made not to renew the deed restrictions but to work with the City to incorporate unique community standards in the City Code. As a result of this decision Punta Gorda Isles is located in a “Special Residential Overlay District” that contains special land use regulations to preserve the original values of the Isles in addition to the general city code. This is a much stronger standard since these codes are enforced by the City and include provisions for the former deed restrictions which have expired in many portions of the Isles.

Your association continues to actively work with city staff and leadership to maintain our quality of life and to ensure standards are maintained. The PGICA Board Liaison to City Council and other government meetings.